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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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152 Responses to “Adam Lambert: I'm Gay (Rolling Stone Cover)”

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  1. 76
    unknown! Says:

    big deal if hes gay! lol the guy is hotttt <3
    &&& im okay if im inluv with a gay guy. plus his voice is incredibleeee1!! ilyyadam<3

  2. 77
    unknown! Says:

    big deal if hes gay! lol the guy is hotttt <3
    &&& im okay if im inluv with a gay guy. plus his voice is incredibleeee1!! ilyyadam<3

  3. 78
    Steve atkinson Sr Says:

    I am so hot for this kids talent and his gayness. I have been hiding
    in my closet for years, yearning for the right man to stick it to me,
    I have a hardon for him Steve Atkinson, Mantua NJ 609 685 0035

  4. 79
    maria Says:

    Adam is so hot!!!! And the cover is amazing.

  5. 80
    Karen Says:

    @wow!:

    It’s nice to read such a refreshing, non-biased comment about Adam Lambert. It became apparent very early on that Adam was gay. He wanted to be judged on his talent and not someone fighting for gay rights. He is a musician, as he said, and not an activist.
    Clay Aiken was also on the front of Rolling Stone when he came out. You’d have to ask them why…but it’s pretty obvious to me, it sells magazines.
    I am sad that Adam lost votes to the homophobes and “Christians” who couldn’t deal with a gay, Jewish Idol. So much for the equality in this country. I think Adam is the best thing to hit American Idol, and I will really enjoy watching his career soar. He deserved to win but being second won’t keep him from enormous success.

  6. 81
    SANDY Says:

    Kris should have been on the cover he won AI

  7. 82
    BAbygirl Says:

    He is an amazing singer! People should NOT judge him by his sexuality, but by his voice! GIVE HIM A BREAK PEOPLE! He deserves support from his fans not bitching!

  8. 83
    sick fag Says:

    yeah he tried to hid it and couldent thats why he didnt win hahaha. He says he has a crush on Chris how sick. Im tired **** that try and hit on men they know are not gay you cant be freinds with **** like him hes sick.

  9. 84
    sick fag Says:

    yeah he tried to hid it and couldent thats why he didnt win hahaha. He says he has a crush on Chris how sick. Im tired **** that try and hit on men they know are not gay you cant be freinds with **** like him hes sick.

  10. 85
    sick fag Says:

    yeah he tried to hid it and couldent thats why he didnt win hahaha. He says he has a crush on Chris how sick. Im tired **** that try and hit on men they know are not gay you cant be freinds with **** like him hes sick.

  11. 86
    lakers fan in boston Says:

    kinda hypocritical that he talks about clay aiken coming out on a magazine
    yet adam did the same thing
    gay ppl r ok imo, some of them r actually pretty cool ppl so i guess congrats, altho it was pretty obvious
    btw he seems 2 be a bit of a queen imo

  12. 87
    jami Says:

    “human community” thank you. seriously that’s the only way people should perceive each other, we’re all human, different in many ways but we’re all here, there’s no reason to hate.

  13. 88
    shannon Says:

    obviously Rolling Stone thought he was worthy to be on the cover. He’s current and controversial and exciting. That’s what sells magazines. Not a single one of the other Idol contestants has been talked about as much as Adam (positively or negatively.) He totally warrants a cover of Rolling Stone. HE’s interesting. And fairly sexy, btw.

  14. 89
    No crush Says:

    Adam didn’t say he has a crush on Kris, BUT that Kris was nice, pretty and his type but he has a wife and is 100% straight, there is a big difference!!!!

  15. 90
    vmars111 Says:

    Wow, Adam totally had a crush on Kris??? LOL, a Kram pairing sounds totally hot though!

  16. 91
    kiley Says:

    the most NON SHOCKING news ever.

  17. 92
    Jory Says:

    Seriously Adam was never ever n the closet cuz the ppl who really love him will know it from the beginning like me cuz i digged 4 everything about him .. God he is the best thing ever happened to alot of ppl and especially 4 AI cuz he brought the Show to live again – I am so proud of u Adam and will never change anything about u :)

  18. 93
    mar Says:

    Love the pictures from the cover and the photoshoot video… when he’s not looking too made-up he actually looks hot.

    I’m glad he got to discuss it in his own terms and in a rather sexy way. I mean, other “Yep, I’m gay” covers have been extremely un-sexy (Lance? Clay? Ellen?)

    Here’s to hoping his album makes the most of his potential.

  19. 94
    Alyberry Says:

    I can’t stand this dude!

  20. 95
    Saebom Says:

    I don’t care he’s gay or not.
    I just love him!!

  21. 96
    MARI Says:

    He is so HOT and I want this magazine ASAP!

  22. 97
    LuckyL Says:

    Haha, sooooo buying this

  23. 98
    LuckyL Says:

    Kayley @ 06/09/2009 at 11:06 am

    ok. wayyy creepy that he hit on kris.
    ___
    You sound like a child. Finding someone attractive does not = “hitting on” them

    What a dumb***.

  24. 99
    lainey Says:

    He’s going to inspire and reassure countless people who are struggling with their identity. So proud of you, Adam! Love everything you do. And why do you have to be such a sexy beast for both men and women? Very frustrating, I have to admit! haha

  25. 100
    LuckyL Says:

    Sorry, Clay tried to make some lamer Ellen-type cover, as if he could ever be as important as she was. He would have remained closeted too if it wasn’t for the pictures. What a fake-out. He LITERALLY would say he’s not gay.

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