Adam Lambert is gay. Are you surprised? More importantly, why do you care?
â€œI donâ€™t think it should be a surprise for anyone to hear Iâ€™m gay. Iâ€™ve been living in Los Angeles for eight years as a gay man. Iâ€™ve been at clubs drunk making out with somebody in the corner.â€
With such emphasis on peopleâ€™s sexual preferences in recent times, Iâ€™ve often wondered if our society places too much clout on particular subjects versus others.
So I suppose my biggest question is, while so many people initially thought Lambert was, indeed, a homosexual â€“ what if he wasnâ€™t?
â€œI started to realize I wasnâ€™t like every other boy. I realized that we all have our own power, and that whatever I wanted to do, I had to make happen. I was like, â€˜Iâ€™m going to glue rhinestones on my eyelids, bitch!â€™â€
Would society has ostracized him in the other direction for being â€˜different.â€™ Or what if he never truly â€˜came outâ€™ â€“ as the likes of Ricky Martin and Clay Aiken never truly did â€“ would he then tally a list of nicknames? Would â€˜Gaybert/Glambertâ€™ be Adamâ€™s â€˜Gayken,â€™ as it is to Clay? On that note, why are we so obsessed with nicknames?
â€œRight after the finale, I almost started talking about it to the reporters, but I thought, â€˜Iâ€™m going to wait for Rolling Stone, that will be cooler. I didnâ€™t want the Clay Aiken thing and the celebrity-magazine bullshit. I need to be able to explain myself in context.â€
Personally, I donâ€™t have a problem with anyoneâ€™s choices. Iâ€™m a firm believer that everyone has free will and has the power to make their own choices in life. I would not condemn or judge someone, just as I would not wish to be judged or ridiculed.
Do unto others and all that jazzâ€¦but we arenâ€™t talking about me.
If it the information swung the other way â€“ do you think the reactions would have been the same?
â€œIâ€™m proud of my sexuality. I embrace it. Itâ€™s just another part of me.â€
Well, one thing is for sure, the press department at 19 Entertainment is having a very good day today!
â€œThey put me with the cute guy [Kris Allen]. Distracting! Heâ€™s the one guy I found attractive in the whole group on the show: nice, nonchalant, pretty and totally my type â€” except that he has a wife. I mean heâ€™s open-minded and liberal, but heâ€™s definitely 100% straight.â€
P.S., I absolutely love the snake in the photo. How positively Slytherin.
*Quotes are from interview in Rolling Stone Magazine on sale now.