Adam Lambert Questions "Catty" Members of the Gay Community

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Adam Lambert covers the latest issue of Instinct, a magazine that focuses on the LGBT community - and opens up to the publication on a topic that may cause some controversy for the former American Idol star.

Adam Lambert Instinct Cover

"As a community, we’re a little bit resistant to a gay male pop star ourselves," Lambert says. "It’s very easy for people to look at my origin, which is American Idol, and automatically assume that I’m a commercial sellout or a puppet or a flash in the pan.

"I don’t think I’m any of those things. There’s something weird there. We’re very eager to celebrate a strong female. But to celebrate a fellow gay man – it gets catty sometimes.”

The artist will soon be coming out with a new album, one he has described as especially personal, and he elaborated here regarding what fans can expect:

“This is the kind of music I listen to. I know the style of vocal I have is kind of big. It has a certain edge to it. I’ve always loved rock, but I also love stuff that is more groove-based, more funky, more soulful, more dance music.”

For more from Adam Lambert, pick up the latest issue of Instinct.


@Theo: Adam's focus is in the right place. He is just much smarter and more evolved than some or most in our "community" and call's them out on their shit. They need to be called out! I applaud him for his bravery.


@Sasha: So-called fans like you are part of the problem! if you enjoy the music, who gives a flying crap if Adam's gay? WTF! Get over it already and just enjoy the music! Trespassing is killer!


Adam Lambert is a gay male pop artist and one of the best in the business. The fact that he is gay is irrelevant to me. If anything at all, his being gay makes him all the more attractive in many different ways. It is time for America to get over judging people on their sexual preference. I wish him well--he is so very talented!


It's a shame he's gay. What a handsome guy. I just loved him on American Idol, but I guess I'm not his type! Lol


@Alexa Agree w/ everything you said! -- Although I have noticed many more gay guys responding positively to Adam on blogs & twitter so maybe he should just focus his energy on them. People hate being called out. -- Besides all that, I think Adam looks stunning in these pics and his new music sounds insanely good!!


p.s. Amanda: Case in point. Look at the cover of this magazine. Bottom left it reads: Adam Lambert Takes His Music In A Different Direction....But Are Gay Men Finally Ready To Listen?


Hells bells, I'm a straight woman, and I live in a world of cattiness. Instead of standing up for each other as women and supporting one another, we tear each other down. So why is that these two traditionally disenfranchised groups seem to have the market cornered on cattiness, yet the heterosexual males slap each other on the back instead of biting each other on the back like we do? Can someone please answer that for me?


Amanda: Gay man here. I agree, it should always be about the music. But, you are missing the point. The too gay/not gay enough crap/cattyness is what keeps gay/straight people from actually hearing the music in the first place.


I just simply don't understand why such a gorgeous, talented man like Adam has to put up with such bullshit from both straight and gay people, I.e., he's too gay, he's a disgrace to the gay community (heard this from two gay men I work with!). IMO, he's one of the best singers EVER to come out of American Idol and one of the most dynamic live performers on the planet. It's so sad to see some members of the LGBT community tearing into Adam, instead of being proud of the fact that he doesn't back down from who he is. He's madly and crazy talented and deserves more respect and kudos not only from the gay community but from the music industry as well.


As a lesbian, I have been so disappointed by some of the men in the gay community's lack of support and pride in Adam. I just don't get it. He is, as Roger Taylor of Queen said - A one on a hundred million singers. He is also brave and honest and has put up with tons of shit from and straight alike. Why not take pride in, and celebrate, this amazing representative of our community?

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