Adam Lambert: 'I Don't Want to Be a Gay Poster Child'

Adam Lambert

Though so, Adam says the environment has forced him to become one that he can do nothing other than accepting it.

Though having no regret about confirming his sexuality to Rolling Stone magazine back in June, Adam Lambert tells USA Today in an interview, "I don't want to be a gay poster child." Yet, he at the same time realizes that he has become one "by default, because there aren't that many." Responding to that, he says "Like it or not, it's projected on me. I'm not saying, 'Do what I do.' I say, 'Do what you do'."

Besides, the openly gay singer also confesses he actually was unprepared for the scrutiny that people address to him ever since he came out of the closet, and living under the spotlight adds burden on his shoulders. "Being in L.A. around young Hollywood for the past eight years desensitized me to the whole machine," muses the "American Idol" star. "If this were brand new, I'd be overwhelmed. At 27, I've already done a lot of self-searching to learn who I am. Had this happened five years ago, I might not have handled it well. I didn't have a strong sense of self."

Adam goes on recalling, "I never wore full-on eyeliner in high school, but I wanted to. I wanted to wear nail polish so bad, but I was afraid to. I was afraid to express myself for a while. I didn't feel attractive in high school. I had self-esteem issues into my early 20s. I was a little overweight, I had skin problems. As I learned to feel attractive from the inside out, my self-worth got better."

And at last, the 27-year-old music performer tells USA Today, "People who can't appreciate an entertainer because of his sexual preference are ignorant, so I don't care." When it comes to find a new love after splitting from Drake LaBry, Adam says, "My life has changed so much, I'm not sure what my needs are anymore. At the moment, it's probably difficult to have a relationship. I'm going to be doing a lot of growing in the next couple years. I've only been in two relationships, and really, really in love just one time. That's one part of my life I'm learning about - my heart."




    Nov 18, 2010

    Adam. . .please don't be a gay!

    Nov 21, 2009

    All of us are given life and we all have our own thoughts and I don't even look at Adam as gay...he is an entertainer that is handsome and does his own thing and knows music is his calling and has sing young....His voice is the most pure voice I have heard since Elvis.....Love to listen to him sing and that is what he is about entertaining....

    Nov 20, 2009

    OMG! Whoever TAHAA is I wanna shake thier hand!! love that response, feel the same. Love Adam!!

    Nov 20, 2009

    I Love this MAN-- That's what he is a human being, just trying to live HIS LIFE on HIS path for HIM. Like Adam said 'Im doing the best I can" and "SHUT THE F___K UP about my sex life!! He said he will do what he wants, when he wants, with whom ever he wants - WOMEN INCLUDED!! O.K. and trust me on this-- HE WILL LOVE IT!! The GAY ASS HOLES putting Adam through a meat grinder need to jump off a cliff, get "OUT" of his life and career!! TRUST ME all you gay jerks who condemn Adam, you are making total fools of yourselves to the whole world!! LEAVE HIM THE FU__K ALONE!! Adam expressed VERY CLEARLY that he is NOT IMPRESSED with the Gay community, too promiscuious, no GOOD ROLE MODELS, judgmental, boxing one in. Adam does not NEED your APPROVAL, now or ever! Thank God Adam is flipping you off!! He will have endless LOVE AND ACCEPTANCE FROM US STRAIGHT HUMAN BEINGS FOR EVER!!! Adam won't be needing you again.

    Nov 19, 2009

    Just want to share this great news: ADAM LAMBERT included in People Magazine's SEXIEST MAN ALIVE!!!

    Nov 19, 2009

    ADAM is everything that one can look up to because of his integrity in who he is. I don't understand why his own kind are blind to this when they should be happy to have ADAM as one of their own. I know because I'm proud to be a mother if he were my son. As for me, I can't find fault with this darling of a boy. Bless you, ADAM baby.

    Adam rocks
    Nov 19, 2009

    It really is true that Adam is doing more to advance gay/straight relations by his example than he ever could do by being political. He carried himself so well, relates to everyone in such a gracious and genuine way, and appeals to people of all ages, genders, ethnicities. . . . There is something about his openess and honesty that strikes a chord with people. There just hasn't been a celebrity that has given the world a window into the thoughts and feelings of a gay person the way Adam has. So, I hope those in the gay community that are saying he is "not gay enough" get off their high horses and appreciate how hard it is to be him right now. The expectations are so high, the hype so huge, the risks both professional and personal very real. He has laid himself open and kept his head up. It's refreshing and inspiring.

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