Statistically, One of the Guys in One Direction Is Gay, According to Lance Bass
It seems odd that LANCE BASS is still the only boy band member who's out of the closet. But statistically speaking, there are probably several others who are IN the closet. Just ask Lance. During an Internet talk show, the host suggested to Lance that one of the guys in ONE DIRECTION might be gay. And Lance replied, "Well, statistically speaking, one probably is." (That suggests one in FIVE people are gay, but that seems a little high.)
Oddly enough, it's probably still harder for a boy band member to come out than it is for a professional athlete. Lance says, "It's crazy with a market like that because [it's] 100 percent young women. And they fantasize about these guys, and then you have the record labels and everyone grooming you to make sure that you don't even mention you have a girlfriend. So screw the fact that you're gonna come out as being gay. It ruins their whole business plan." (Check out video here. Skip ahead to the 5:33 mark.)
Lance also said that he still has some deluded female fans come up to him and try to hook up with him because they think his own coming out was just an act.