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Adam Lambert: I'm Gay (Rolling Stone Cover)

Adam Lambert: I'm Gay (Rolling Stone Cover)

Adam Lambert officially comes out of the closest in the the new issue of Rolling Stone, on stands tomorrow. Here’s a preview of his interview:

On coming out: “I don’t think it should be a surprise for anyone to hear that I’m gay…. I’m proud of my sexuality. I embrace it. It’s just another part of me [But] I’m trying to be a singer, not a civil rights leader.”

On realizing he was gay growing up: “I started to realize I wasn’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.”

On his run on American Idol:”I was like, ‘I’m going to glue rhinestones on my eyelids, b—-!’ Right after the finale, I almost started talking about [being gay] to the reporters, but I thought, ‘I’m going to wait for Rolling Stone, that will be cooler.’ I didn’t want the Clay Aiken thing and the celebrity-magazine bulls—. I need to be able to explain myself in context… Clay Aiken’s gay, and I’m gay, and we couldn’t be more different. The only thing that is the same about everyone in the gay community is that we’re gay. … Why can’t we talk about a human community?”

On getting attention from fangirls: “I loved it this season when the girls went crazy for me. As far as I’m concerned, it’s all hot.”

On sharing a bedroom with Idol winner Kris Allen: “They put me with the cute guy. Distracting! He’s the one guy I found attractive in the whole group on the show: nice, nonchalant, pretty and totally my type — except that he has a wife. I mean he’s open-minded and liberal, but he’s definitely 100% straight.”

On gaining self-confidence through Idol: “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. 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.”

Check out a video of the cover shoot at RollingStone.com. Bigger cover pics inside…

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Omg, no crap he’s gay.

good for him. it’s a free country and there’s room for all of us, every stripe!

Haha,nothing changed,he always who he is,I always love my adam.

OMG, I don’t even care if he is gay I still luv luv luv him he is so cute and the fact that i can’t have him makes him even more hot!!!

@Kayley:
He never said he hit on Kris, fool. He said it was distracting, which… well, he’s an adorable monchichi, of course it would be! The only person who might not find Kris distracting would be Scott. Adam sounds really honest, and the fact he had low self-esteem looking at his bad skin… who hasn’t been there? Way to go Adam!!!!

i LOVE Adam! he’s super talented. i can care less that he’s gay. we’re all human…who cares!

OMG, I LOVE this man even more now, didn’t think it was possible… Love his talent, love his honesty, love him as a man – gay or not gay

What a great interview. I love how he was candid about Kris. Hahaha.

Oh what a suprise:-D But I still LOOOVE him. Is it just me or he looks extremely hot on the cover!!

wow, he’s hot. and kudos for coming out.

Adam, you rock!!!!!
I love Adam for who he is. I couldn’t care less if he is gay or not. I’m interested in his singing. He is VERY talented and he seem to be really sweet. I can’t wait to buy this magazine and read what he had to say. I’m sure it’s going to be a great interview!!
Btw, VERY HOT cover!!!

i’d still hit it and i’m a straight woman. your fans love you no matter what adam!

CHRISTINE @ 06/09/2009 at 1:13 pm

I LOVE THIS STATEMENT. I THINK EVERYONE OR ATLEAST THE ONES WHO GREW UP AWKWARD OR WITH HOME PROBLEMS OR AS OUTCASTS OR UNDER DIFF CIRCUMSTANCES COULD RELATE TO THIS:
“I started to realize I wasn’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.”
BY THE WAY, LIKE THE SNAKE NEAR HIS CROTCH THING… WONDER WHAT IT IMPLIES, ESPECIALLY WITH THE BUTTERFLY NEXT TO IT…..

ganymede30324 @ 06/09/2009 at 1:17 pm

So the boyfriend wasn’t enough of a clue?

CHRISTINE @ 06/09/2009 at 1:20 pm

You’d still hit it? (from a female) Yuck. Gay men can only take so much flattery………

haha I love the part about Kris.
I adore adam, I cant wait to see what he does in the furture…oh and I think kris should get the cover of rolling stone also, I mean he did win. hah
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@Jake G:
Yeah,c’mon Jake, come out and enjoy your life, look at what you are missing, dump that ugly b*itch and go for Adam, he is way better looking than her, you both would make a great couple.
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Love you, ADAM! You’re a beautiful human being inside and out. Wish you all the luck. You are a consummate entertainer and a sensational phenomenon and a total entertainer. Go ADAM!

@Nasty: Alright, you’ve said it twice now and still no one cares. Just because you’re gay doesn’t mean your opinion of Adam means anything more than anyone elses.

what a way to come out.
I mean we already knew it but seriously cool way to say “hey, I’m gay.”
God I love this guy, why aee gay guys always hot!

Wow. You could’ve knocked me over with a feather. I’m shocked@@!!

@KRISALLENFAN:

Kris Allen would never get the cover, just my opinion. And Rolling Stone is hard and edgy, more music-oriented. Kris is puppies dogs and butterflies, and we hardly noticed he existed until Top 3. The magazine *does* have a reputation to uphold.

@Winter:

Because he is hot topic right now, people WANT TO KNOW MORE. He breathed LIFE into a DULL CORNY AND ETERNALLY BORING TV SHOW CALLED AMERICAN IDOL. (He is better than you.) Stop being bitter and accept it. If you don’t like it, then don’t by a copy. Sheesh.

DANG THE HATERS COME IN FULL FORCE! *sets Adam bombs at ready* LOL. Whatever. We true fans love him anyway. BTW, Kris fans. STOP BEING BITTER. Kris won Idol, he sang at NBA, Walmart etc. Adam got RS cover and YHA. Why are you so bitter? I think it’s pretty fair. I DON’T think you’re a true fan of Kris if you keep putting Adam down, because Kris and Adam are FRIENDS, and they respect each other. Boo Kris fans who bash Adam. Kris is ashamed of you being his fan.

Anyway. MY TAKE ON THIS.
Adam got this cover, because he needed to clear up some things ON HIS OWN TERMS. He couldn’t be “out” DURING the American Idol season mainly because they are UNDER CONTRACT. Even his parents were under contract, goodness. So he was never in the closet, American Idol just kept that topic under wraps.

In addition, the Rolling Stone cover is hella-cool. A++++, Adam for choosing RS to tell us WHAT WE ALREADY KNOW. And looking hot while doing so. Nice work.

True fans will support you in the things that you do, and in being who you are. I’m proud to be your fan 100%. Haters to the LEFT! *megakick*

who the hell cares if he’s gay,i love him,and his sexuality should have nothing to do with how amazing he is….

Adam is looking HOT on this cover! He is a SUPERSTAR! Rock on Adam! Everyone wants a piece of him! Love his talent!

Talent-wise, singing-wise it matters not that he’s gay. The difference between Adam and Elton John or George Michael is that they were established stars when they came out. Adam is taking somewhat of a risk coming out before he’s a big star. Another factor is that women are mad for this guy. There are probably a lot of depressed women who hoped against hope that he would surprise everyone and say he was bi-sexual. Now that that is off the table, he’ll be judged as he should be by his talents which are in a different stratosphere than most other entertainers. Hope the best for him. Maybe the female fans will hope he encounters a dream girl he will not be able to resist! Can you tell I’m one of them!?

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