On March 20, Queerty published a series of pictures of Lance Bass vacationing with 32-year-old Brazilian Gustavo Marzolla, and soon after rumors that the two were dating spread all over the web (MIB also ran the story this past Monday). I have heard today from Gustavo's friends, and it looks like the story was planted and the rumors are not true. According to one of Gustavo's friends, "he went on vacation with a group of friends last month and one of the many people in the group was Lance Bass. Gustavo did not even know Lance Bass (until then). Gustavo posed for many pictures and with everyone in the group that week. Lance used this opportunity to create some much needed buzz for his career by having one of his friends send in the photos with Gustavo to try to make it look like Lance is always with hot guys, and had a new Brazillian boyfriend. In no way is he remotely into Lance Bass." And there is more: "Lance should come out and just say there is no story there, but he probably will not because the buzz is good for him. He totally used Gustavo."
Feel free to draw your own conclusions. I am not assuming anything until I hear from Gustavo himself or Lance Bass. Just a word of advice to both: wear speedos on your next vacation.