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Adam Lambert Praised by Ellen DeGeneres for Confirming He's Gay

June 12, 2009 07:21:12 GMT

Ellen DeGeneres thinks Adam Lambert's public gay proclamation can encourage any other gays to come out of the closet and confirm their sexuality.


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Runner-up of "American Idol" season 8 Adam Lambert earns praise from Ellen DeGeneres for publicly coming out of the closet and confirming his sexuality. The openly lesbian talk show host tells TV Guide, "I'm proud of him, and I'm happy for anyone who has the guts to actually tell the world who they are and not fear they are going to lose their career or alienate anybody."

Ellen, moreover, says Adam's gay proclamation might bring positive impacts to any other gays who are still afraid of expressing themselves. "We've seen recently in the press how many kids have killed themselves because of being bullied at school and teased," she explains. "Whenever there is somebody who is successful and talented and happy and openly gay, I think that sends a really positive message for all these kids out there that are struggling - and adults."

After remaining coy on speculation regarding his sexuality, Adam Lambert confirmed in this week's issue of Rolling Stone magazine that he is gay. "I don't think it should be a surprise for anyone to hear that I'm gay," he opened up. "I've been living in Los Angeles for eight years as a gay man."

Ellen DeGeneres herself came out as a lesbian on the cover of TIME Magazine back in 1997. She was named "the most powerful gay celebrity" in the April edition of U.S. publication Out. She is currently married to same-sex partner Portia de Rossi.

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posted by Iloveadam on Jun 16, 2009
Ellen I think it is so awsom of you to praise Adam,he deserves all the praise.He is so incridible and I wish he was in my closet hiding with me.Adam I love you so much.
posted by Candy La on Jun 14, 2009
he is what i hope was in his closet.Then i can go seek and find :) Women want him so much. He is a drug... we are hung on...
posted by Kat on Jun 13, 2009
lmao! These girls new what was in his closet the whole time. HIM! WHOOPIE! CAN I PLAY? United we may can change his mind. Be fun try-N hahaha!
posted by sherryZ on Jun 13, 2009
I had to post these posts that were found on the "whatz coming out of adam lamberts closet" posted by Lisa Gale on Jun 13, 2009 sheena>Tx this post is about coming out of the closet. I want to be in adams closet too ladies.I have no shame when it comes to this hunk. None-nada-nelch posted by Dana on Jun 13, 2009 OMG! another thing coming out of adam's closet. Funny! I would too.Naked as a new born baby.There be alot of closet coming out going on hehehe! posted by Lori on Jun 13, 2009 I would hide in his closet and come out when he is naked if they wouldn't lock me up and be classified as a wack job :)_ posted by sheena>Tx. on Jun 13, 2009 Adam was great on 20/20 and I think he is adorable.H e did just fine as we expected. His mom was wonderful and very pretty.I hope he has a great career. I think what he said about kris was that he was the cute guy on the show. Why asume that meant anymore than that? Kris was a cute guy. Poke poor adams eyes for noticing and speaking the truth.I think Kris is a nice guy and handles it just fine. hatz coming out of adam lambert's closet"
posted by ayellowrose03@aol.co on Jun 12, 2009
Ellen thank you for taking up 4 this wonderful man. He is such a doll and such a rare find. Yet he is being tore apart for his choice of a life partner. It is so wrong. Y can he not love who he wants and sing and act for us too? Have we not grown at all?

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