Speculation about the "American Idol" season 8 runner-up's sexuality swirled throughout the competition. Now, he candidly says that he doesn't "think twice" about it. I just chose to avoid it. I didn't I don't feel closeted. Everybody that I worked with knew about my personal life. Lambert first revealed that he was gay in a cover story in Rolling Stone magazine weeks after the May "American Idol" finale.
Adam Lambert Posts Heartening Photo For Gay Rights and LGBT Community
The singer finished second behind Kris Allen on season 8 of American Idol. I just wanted to wear glitter and sing. I embrace it. This marked the first public relationship for Lambert since splitting with ex-boyfriend Sauli Koskinen in Last summer, he told Gay Star News his busy tour schedule has hindered his love life in the past.
Almost thirty years after Freddie Mercury died, Lambert faced some of the same prejudice and attacks. Just when he was on the cusp of his first solo success following American Idol, the singer horrified much of America with one outrageous performance and there were fears his career was over before it had really begun. Queen legend Brian May sadly admits that while times have changed, "There is still prejudice, there are still abuses that go on. In , after finishing runner-up on American Idol Lambert did major interviews on TV and in print confirming his sexuality.