Adam Lambert and Wanda Sykes are among Out’s 100 – a group of 100 gay men, lesbians, transgender people and allies – in the magazine’s upcoming December 2009 issue.
The 27-year-old Idol alum was named the Breakout Star, while Wanda took home Entertainer of the Year. Here’s what Adam had to share with Out…
On sexuality: “To some people, me being sexual is really offensive because I’m gay. They’re like, ‘He’s being really gay.’ And I’m like, actually, ‘No, I’m just being sexual.’ Male sexuality is frightening to America [but] female sexuality is all over the place.”
On fame: “Fame doesn’t freak me out, and I can handle it. But sometimes out in public there are people that just are so rude.
“Like, people are really cool about it and they’ll come up to you and they’re just like, “Oh hey man, I really liked you.” It’s brief, it’s sweet, it’s genuine. But some people freak out. And I’m like, why are you freaking out? I don’t get that mentality. I’ve never felt like that about a celebrity before — except maybe Madonna.
“When I met Madonna my heart was racing. That’s my one experience being star-struck. And I told her, ‘I’m freaking out.’ And she said, ‘Why?’ And I said, ‘Because you’re f—ing Madonna.’”
The Out 100 issue will hit newsstands next Tuesday (November 24). For the complete list of the 100 people recognized, visit Out.com.