The 'American Idol' alum is presented with a Davidson/Valenti Award which is given to a member of the LGBT community who has made a significant difference in promoting equal rights.
Adam Lambert was a big honoree at the 24th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in San Fransisco on Saturday night, May 11. A former member of Spice Girls, Melanie Brown, presented the openly gay singer, who took his mom to the event in a Mother's Day tribute, with the Davidson/Valentini Award for his contribution in promoting LGBT equality.
"We are right in the middle of two generations with two different perspectives but one common thread: love," Lambert said when accepting his honorary award. He continued, "With all the differences of opinion both within the LGBT community and elsewhere, the best we can do is to keep it real and to spread a message of acceptance."
"Thank you to GLAAD for recognizing my efforts, because I put a lot of effort into this. I think about it a lot -it makes me crazy-, but my goal is to try to represent both myself and my community proudly," he added.
That night, Lambert was also honored with an award for Outstanding Music Artist, which he tied for with artist Frank Ocean. Lambert was awarded for his second album, "Trespassing", while Ocean for his "Channel Orange".
A trophy for Outstanding Film category went to Alan Cumming's "Any Day Now". The film tells about a gay couple who tried to keep custody of the abandoned boy with Down Syndrome. Director Travis Fine and Isaac Leyva, who plays the boy in the film, took the stage to receive the honor.
- Golden Gate Award: Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom
- Corporate Leader Award: San Francisco Giants
- Outstanding Comic Book: Kevin Keller
- Outstanding Digital Journalism Article: "Why Aren't We Fighting for CeCe McDonald?"
- Outstanding Music Artist: Adam Lambert - "Trespassing" Tie With Frank Ocean - "Channel Orange"
- Outstanding Digital Journalism - Multimedia: "Edie Takes on DOMA"
- Outstanding Blog: Rod 2.0
- Outstanding TV Journalism Segment: "En El Cuerpo Equivocado"