Lance Bass On Being ‘The Shy One’ + More News

Lance Bass and husband Michael Turchin
R-L Lance Bass and husband Michael Turchin (photo: Lori Dorman)

Some news items you might have missed:

TODAY Parents: Former boy-bander Lance Bass recently shared that at the beginning of his NSYNC career, he created a persona as “the shy one” in the band to hide his closeted personal life. “During big interviews, I wouldn’t speak…I became the quiet one. That’s the personality that I created so that I wasn’t expected to talk much.”

Out: In his new memoir, Miss Memory Lane, out actor Colton Haynes has opened up about having to conceal his sexuality and past to get acting roles. In one instance, his appearance on the cover of a gay magazine almost made him lose his breakthrough role on MTV’s Teen Wolf.

Instinct Magazine: After a two-year hiatus, the AIDS Lifecycle is ready to roll again. Hit the link to find out what an amazing adventure the charity fundraiser can be.

Fox 13: Governor Spencer Cox issued a proclamation Wednesday, marking June as Pride Month and calling on Utahns to be more welcoming and accepting of the LGBTQ community. “This should not be controversial,” said the governor.

LGBTQ Nation: Virginia Tech football player Isimemen Etute, 19, who beat a gay man to death, was found not guilty of second-degree murder after he said that he felt “violated” because the gay man posed as a woman in order to have sex with him.

The Daily Beast: Scientists may be on the cusp of a treatment that can stop Alzheimer’s disease in its tracks. It’s early, but the results from a new trial on mice are certainly encouraging.

Washington Blade: If you’re in the D.C. area this month, Capital Pride is returning to the pre-pandemic style of Pride parade and festival.

Instagram: You may be seeing fewer rainbows from corporations this Pride Month, in part because many complained about so-called “rainbow washing” corporate images just for Pride Month. GayFatFriend has something to say about that: