After months of speculation, rumors and released photographs, there is finally an official confirmation: Adam Lambert is gay. The “American Idol” runner-up is coming out to “Rolling Stone” and saying that he is proud of it. Lambert says that his admission probably won’t come off as shocking to the many who have followed his rise to fame.
Per Rolling Stone:
“I don’t think it should be a surprise for anyone to hear that I’m gay,” Lambert says in the new issue of Rolling Stone, hitting newsstands this week. “I’m proud of my sexuality,” Lambert adds. “I embrace it. It’s just another part of me. I loved it this season when girls went crazy for me. As far as I’m concerned, it’s all hot. Just because I’m not sticking it in there doesn’t mean that I don’t find it beautiful,” he graphically says.
Lambert says that he was tempted immediately after the Idol finale to discuss his sexuality but he thought waiting to come out to the magazine would be much cooler, saying he didn’t want the “Clay Aiken thing” and the “celebrity-magazine bull” and wanted to be able to explain himself in context. As for the small scandal over photos of Lambert in drag that surfaced on the Internet back in March, he claims he forgot to remove photos from his profile on a social networking site for the “Burning Man Festival” in Nevada. Lambert says he was worried that people would think the drag ensemble was typical of him, admitting that he’s only dressed in drag three or four times and doesn’t “tuck and wear breasts.” Stereotypes about gays do annoy Lambert though.
“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?”
Besides his sexuality, he goes on to share other details with the magazine. When he was 21, he was in a European tour of “Hair” for six months. That was when he decided to dye his hair black. In Germany, he admits to experimenting with drugs, smoking pot and trying ecstasy. But he does have limits, and cocaine is a big no-no saying that it is a reflection of the lack of self-esteem and control people have over themselves and their lives. Lambert even goes on to share his feelings toward sharing a living space with Idol winner Kris Allen.
“I was like, ‘Oh, s–t, they put me with the cute guy.’ Distracting!” he says when the show moved them in together. “He’s the one guy that 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 percent straight.”
Hey… who wasn’t crushing on Kris??? I sure was!!