Magazine article The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine)

Hiding in Plain Sight: The Events Leading Up to Lance Bass's Coming-Out in People

Magazine article The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine)

Hiding in Plain Sight: The Events Leading Up to Lance Bass's Coming-Out in People

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1996: Boy-band mogul Lou Pearlman creates 'N Sync. Lance remains mum about his sexuality, fearing it might damage the band.

March 21, 2000: 'N Sync reaches its apex when the CD No Strings Attached sells 2.4 million copies in its first week, setting a sales record. Monster success pushes Lance deeper into the closet.

May 2001: Michael Musto asks bandmate Chris Kirkpatrick how many members of 'N Sync are gay. Kirkpatrick replies, "Honestly, I couldn't even answer that. I don't think any of them, but it's not something we talk about."

Summer 2001: In a joint promotion with McDonald's, 'N Sync and Britney Spears film a commercial with her and the boys playing spin the bottle. Bass spins, sprays breath freshener into his mouth, and the bottle lands on a less-than-thrilled Justin Timberlake.

November 4, 2002: Justin Timberlake releases a smash solo album, Justified, ensuring that 'N Sync will not be reuniting in the near future and cracking open the door to Bass's closet. …

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