Adam Lambert on Homosexuality, Career: It's a Balancing Act

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Since he first graced the American Idol stage, Adam Lambert has handled the topic of his homosexuality with grace and maturity.

That's continued to this day, including a recent visit to France, where a reporter asked Adam if he gets bothered by how often his sexual preference comes up in interviews.

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"It doesn't bother me," he said. "When I'm abroad, people mostly ask me why they talk about it so much in the U.S.! And it's normal, because there are very few openly gay artists. I just don't want it to overshadow my music, and this can be the case because of the media, who have a tendency to sensationalize the issue.”

Lambert was also asked about the single "Aftermath," which seems to focus on the issue of one coming out.

“When there's a cause that you can support in an honest manner and when you can influence people to make their life better, I don't think you should pass up the opportunity," he said of the song. "It's very exciting to be able to do something meaningful. Even if it's only a simple pop song, there's an intent behind it, which is to help people to better accept who they are.”

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Strangely, you're right. There is a lot of prejudice ganiast AI by many music lovers, so it gives Adam street cred that AI seems unable to recognize real talent. It was important, of course, that on the show he was bold, different, and took risks so that no one can (reasonably) claim that he is merely the gimmicky product of some machine. Notice Kris is now just the opening act for other, real music stars.


Adam is d greastest singer by far in my book i got bot his tour adition n a cd. Cnt wait 4 d second album. Go adam u r ART.


Adam is such an amazing entertainer. There are really no one out there like ADAM. He is unique and his own person. He has a beautiful voice, dances, puts on a show. Adam should be on film. Adam will be great on SNL and I have been waiting for it. When I first saw him on AI I knew he was a star and I was right. I wish him the best because he has the REAL talent and he should be at the top and I know he will get there. Second CD should be great.


I think Adam handles all the questions around his sexuality with grace and respect. I do wish the media would just leave it be. He is an amazing vocal artist, hugely charismatic and gorgeous and he is a very lovely human being. I don't care who he sleeps with, I care about his music!!! Thanks for a nice article and hopefully America can move on from the focus of his sexuality and get down to what an amazing artist he is.


Adam is the real deal. He is one of the most hard working brilliant artists out there today. It's too his own country is still in the dark ages. Hopefully they can redeem themselves somewhat with a Grammy WIN! Adam so deserves this honor.


Adam is so gracious and forgiving of interviewers who insist on talking about him being gay. Adam has more class in his little finger than most people have in their entire bodies.


Aftermath is one of my favorite songs on Adam's FYI his interviews on any subject. Happy Hanukkah Adam! Wish I could be at your last two concerts of GN tour tonight and tomorrow night. You will kill it as usual.


Hollywood Gossip, thank you. You are one of the few online sites that plays things pretty fair with adam. Too many sites ignore music news and only want to report on something they can spin into something outrageous or negative.


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