It's official! ABC announced today out performer Lance Bass will be a celebrity competitor on the new season of Dancing with the Stars. Bass is the first openly gay contestant featured in the show's seven-season history.
“ABC continues to demonstrate a commitment to inclusion of the LGBT community in its programming," says GLAAD President Neil G. Giuliano, "and selecting Lance Bass to compete on Dancing with the Stars presents a great opportunity for audiences to see gay people included in pop culture in a matter-of-fact kind of way."
The seventh season premiere of Dancing with the Stars is Monday, September 22 at 8/7c.