Lance Bass may not be the first person when you think “politics,” but the former boy bander definitely gets political in this post over at Logo’s Visible ’08 blog.
Bass says it’s time for Democrats to take a stand for the last gay right frontier: marriage. Not only will it bring gays in line with their straight counterparts, but it may just save a life. Bass writes:
I often wonder how many teens have committed suicide because theyâ€™re struggling with their sexuality and feel the incredible weight of the shame their community puts on homosexuality? I am hoping in this election we have Democratic candidates who feel as passionately about this issue as I do.
I understand this issue isnâ€™t going to win an election for the Democrats and may even cost votes, but supporting gay marriage is the right thing to do. I think that the Democratic Party needs to rise above the past and help all people have the right to marry whomever they choose. I want to live in a place where no one has to feel ashamed of who they are, who they choose to spend their life with and a place where everyone can make the choice if they would like to get married. Now is the time for our Democratic candidates to stand strong and fight for whatâ€™s right
Sing it loud and sing it proud, Bass!