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Adam Lambert finally confirms "I'm Gay"

Posted by on Jun. 9, 2009 at 11:01 AM
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Adam Lambert Finally Confirms: "I'm Gay"

Us Magazine - 1 hour, 18 minutes ago

Story photo: Adam Lambert Finally Confirms:
Matthew Rolston for Rolling Stone
Us Magazine

Adam Lambert finally confirms his sexuality in the new issue of Rolling Stone (on stands tomorrow).

"I don't think it should be a surprise for anyone to hear that I'm gay," the American Idol runner-up says.

Look back at the Season 8 Idol's finale most unforgettable moments.

"I'm proud of my sexuality," continues the rocker, who was photographed holding hands with interior designer Drake LaBry earlier this month. "I embrace it. It's just another part of me."

Check out photos of star couples who can't get enough of each other.

But Lambert, 27, from San Diego -- who performed Sam Cooke's "A Change Is Gonna Come" on the Idol finale -- says he's not the poster boy for gay rights.

"I'm trying to be a singer, not a civil rights leader," he tells RS contributor Vanessa Grigoriadis.

VIDEO: Adam Lambert talking to Rolling Stone about his cover shoot.

Lambert admits that he was nervous about coming out while Idol was still on the air because contestants are under a media embargo, and he wanted to do it on his "own terms." (He also says producers were open to him handling it however he wanted to.)

"I was worried that [coming out] would be so sensationalized that it would overshadow what I was there to do, which was sing," Lambert tells the mag. "I'm an entertainer, and who I am and what I do in my personal life is a separate thing. it shouldn't matter. Except it does. It's really confusing."

Find out what an Idol stylist has to say about Lambert's look.

Lambert credits the FOX reality show with helping him gain self confidence.

"I finally checked into my self-worth for the first time in my life, and the fact that it coincided with Idol is so sweet," he says. "I mean, I still have moments where I think, 'Oh, my skin is terrible, and I'm a little fat -- I should really go to the gym more.' But for the most part, when I look in the mirror now, I finally see somebody who can do something cool."

See before and after pics of Idol's weight winners (and losers).

For more details on which Idol Lambert is attracted to, how he came out to his family, and what was going through his head when those photos of him in drag hit the web mid-season, pick up the newest issue of Rolling Stone, on stands Wednesday.


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babyjet07
by on Jun. 9, 2009 at 11:06 AM

I wonder if I contact my local paper if they will run a story on how I am straight?

godsgirl26
by ♥Char2theMaine♥ on Jun. 9, 2009 at 11:06 AM

wow.... i knew he was when i 1st seen him... he just look's like a fruit cake. 

SxyPanamami83
by on Jun. 9, 2009 at 11:07 AM

i could have told you that a long time ago. yea a guy wearing make up ok not straight.

Crazy-Steph
by Ruby Member on Jun. 9, 2009 at 11:07 AM

And?  This affects his singing ability how?  Why is this news?

scleblanc
by on Jun. 9, 2009 at 11:08 AM

When I saw this story on Yahoo, my first thought was, well, DUHHHH!!!!

punksjs
by on Jun. 9, 2009 at 11:08 AM

Honestly, who cares? Who he likes to do is his own business. I think people put too much emphasis on other peoples sexual orientation. It's nobodies business but his.

dryoung81
by on Jun. 9, 2009 at 11:09 AM

Does this actually suprise anyone?  Not me.  It doesn't matter to me if he is gay or not.  It is his life not mine.  I do think this is the reason he didn't win Idol though.  He was the better of the two and I do not even watch the show.

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calcalmommy
by on Jun. 9, 2009 at 11:09 AM

Well, duh!  Like we didn't see that from the very beginning.  Disgusting.

heathermichelle
by on Jun. 9, 2009 at 11:10 AM

Does everything have to be up for debate in this group? i was just posting for the people that care. No it is really not anyones business but he put it out there so I guess he wanted it peoples business.

Goodness


OMGitsD
by on Jun. 9, 2009 at 11:10 AM

I'm sorry I don't see what the big deal is!  So what if he's gay!!!

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