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Adam Lambert admits being different is always going to be a challenge but says “It Gets Better”

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2485/3785052999_35b680f5c4.jpgAdam Lambert is busy touring – he’s in Australia this week – but the singing sensation has taken the time to share his candid thoughts about the struggles of being young and gay and how “It gets better.”

But Adam doesn’t sugar coat his thoughts for The Trevor Project’s It Gets Better campaign which has gathered all kinds of steam following a string of tragic suicides of bullied gay teens.

“There’s always gonna be people that are scared of it,” Adam says. “But at the end of the day, if you give those bullies and those people that are so ignorant and fearful of your lifestyle, if you give them the power to affect you, you’re letting them win and they don’t deserve that. What you’re doing by being who you are is you’re keeping it real and you’re being really brave. I believe in you, I think it’s great. There are a ton of us out here in this world that are just like you that believe in you.”

Adam admits that he still feels bullied when he reads about himself: “I’m singled out, and it’s all ‘gay,’ ‘gay,’ ‘gay,’ ‘gay,’ ‘gay,’ even though there’s so much more to me than just who I choose to sleep with…. You are so much more than your orientation. You know it, and I know it. So don’t let those bullies and those ignorant, fearful, small-minded people prove you wrong. You have to be strong, and you have to pay attention to the positive, and in doing so, you will push through, and you will rise up, and you will live your life to the fullest. It gets better, but it’s up to you.”

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  1. It’s a good message. The bullies aren’t going to go away anytime soon until society starts making it unexceptable to bully. The trouble is these teens are meant to feel worthless. It’s part of the bullying. Another problem is adults bully as much as the teens do. A lot of those hate comments are written by adults. During his Idol run Adam was bullied by groups who kept trying to out him, by journalists who make snide remarks and by commentors on articles written about him. While on tour with American Idol he had a hate group show up at a couple of the concerts with signs proclaiming “God hates f*gs*” and telling him he was going to hell. Try being a 20 something year old and touring for the first time with your peers and you have people yelling slurs at you. Recently he went to Malaysia and had islamic protesters show up at that concert too. Go on to YouTube and check his Videos and 50% of the comments are by people calling him a fa*ggot. Now put yourself in his shoes. He has been publically called every slur and every name in the book and yet at his concerts he gets on stage and says “tonight is all about love”. He throws kisses instead of punches, he sends messages of love instead of hate. Stay strong Adam Lambert. You do have people rooting for you. Love shall overcome hate.

  2. Adam is a beautiful person inside and out and sets a great example for others. I will never understand why someone being different bothers so many people. They are not intruding in your life ,so let them live their lives as they let you live yours!!

  3. @Darius I dont have to even comment because you said it all! Everything you stated is the truth! I don’t know how Adam continues on with his positive attitude spreading love but he does, and I have seen all the hate being thrown at him! He is an inspiration, he is real and proof that it does get better if you just don’t let the haters and ignorant win! We can all do this, and Adam is showing us how! I love Adam Lambert!

  4. Thank you Adam, you are beautiful inside and out.

  5. thats so wonderful from Adam to do this
    he is so nice person and great example for others as mm says

  6. It was wonderful to see Adam get involved in this campaign and he tells it as it is.I’m sure this along with the other videos in the campaign will bring comfort to someone in need. BRAVO Adam you Glam Rock my World

  7. I believe bullying is a learned behavior. Either they have been bullied by others, and/or grew up watching their parents bullying others. In many cases, bullying is a form of compensations to their insecurities and inadequacies. It’s “do unto others what has been done to you” syndrome. Is it just human nature? Do we need bully education? Maybe. But instead of just telling the ones are being bullied to turn the other cheek, maybe our society needs to see how to alleviate the bullying from one’s behavior. As of yet, there’s no law against it, no punishment or consequences to such a behavior. Even when their behavior’s outcome is death.

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