Former N'Syncer Lance Bass, who was
forced to reveal that he's gay in 2006, has said he knew his sexual
orientation at age 5.
“I knew I was gay at 5 years old,”
Bass told cabler HLN. “Like I knew it. I knew what it was. At 5.
So, you tell me it's a choice.”
“I knew at 5 years old. But I knew I
had to hide it from everyone … out of shame and fear,” he added.
“I just knew it wasn't right. I knew
that something was wrong with me. So every single day I prayed to
God that he would change me to be straight. Every single night I
Bass talks about the rejection he faced
from his home state of Mississippi for coming out gay in the film
I Am, which documents the stories of gay teens coming out in
(An AP video report on the documentary
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