Adam Lambert graces cover of “The Advocate”
Adam Lambert looks sensational on the cover of the latest issue of The Advocate which, sadly, is no longer available on newsstands.
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Since taking the national stage, Adam’s been scrutinized in the media for coming out on the cover of Rolling Stone, appearing in a provocative photo spread in Details, and for the pre-set conditions when agreeing to appear in a gay publication, Out, owned by The Advocate’s parent company, Here Media. Lambert sat with The Advocate’s Matthew Breen to discuss his new attitude toward the media, his relationship, and his upcoming second album.
Here are some highlights:
After the initial media blitz, Lambert shocked fans with his first post-Idol performance when he kissed his male keyboard player at the American Music Awards. Lambert admits the kiss was “a bit reactionary on my part.”
“I think I was a little overwhelmed with everything. It was me reacting a little bit to that ‘you’re not gay enough’ thing,” he says. “At that moment for whatever reason I was like, ‘Well, is this gay enough?’ it was me being a little bit pissed off.”
Before American Idol, Lambert’s life was not defined by his sexuality. Now, that has changed. According to him, “all of a sudden it’s all about being gay.” He acknowledges that some good can come from that. “When I was a kid I didn’t have that many people to look up to. And if I’d had people in the public eye who were really up-front about it, it probably would have helped me,” he tells The Advocate. “I feel like this is a conversation [Advocate] readers will understand where I’m coming from, because it’s tricky–I don’t know what the fuck I’m doing sometimes. Seriously. No one teaches you how to be a gay celebrity.”
As Lambert prepares for his sophomore album, he admits the content of his new, as-of-yet untitled album is more personal. “Not matter what the genre is, it’s all very personal, even on upbeat fun tracks,” he says. He is also keenly aware of his fan base. “I pick up this kind of energy among young people that it might not be the coolest thing to say you like Adam Lambert’s music. People don’t think that I’m cool. So I love that I have the kids who are like ballsy enough to be like, ‘Fuck it, I like Adam’s music.’ I mean, I am kind of a nerd. I feel like there’s a collective eye-roll when it comes to me, in the media and just in general consciousness–with the exception of my amazing Glamberts, my hard-core fans who are the opposite.”
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