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Adam Lambert to receive GLAAD Award!

Why the exclamation point in the headline?

Because I think Adam Lambert is so damned cool and I’m excited that he’s going to be honored by GLAAD, the organization formerly known as the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation.

Adam is going to be presented with GLAAD’s Davidson/Valentini Award at the San Francisco ceremony on 11 May.

The award is named after Craig Davidson, GLAAD’s first executive director, and his partner Michael Valentini. It is presented to an openly LGBT media professional who has made a significant difference in promoting equality for the LGBT community.

It’s so cool that Wilson Cruz, the talented actor who has become a high-profile GLAAD staff member, released the statement about Adam.

Says Wilson: ‘Adam Lambert’s continued success as one of the world’s best-selling pop stars shows LGBT people that they can be themselves and make it in a mainstream industry that many feel unfairly rejects them. Adam is fearless on stage and astonishes audiences in every country he performs in.’

Previous Davidson/Valentini honorees include director Lee Daniels (Precious), actors Chad Allen, Alec Mapa, B.D. Wong, and Sandra Bernhard, and The L Word creator Ilene Chaiken.



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10 Remarks

  1. Proud of Adam!

  2. Congrats to Adam, I think hes been strong and proud and brave and hopefully cracked the glass ceiling for others to follow. Im happy GLAAD is recognizing him.

  3. As a Glambert I am so proud of Adam! He has become a huge role model for the LGBT community and this award is a great tribute to a remarkable, humble, and beautiful man. I feel like a proud Mom!

  4. I’m excited too!! This will mean a lot to him. :)

  5. So happy for Adam …he deserves this award because he continues to have a work ethic that no matter how the us radio stations ignore his sophisticated music and plays lesser talent…..Adam continues to gain fans around the world and so professional about it!!

  6. Adam is a remarkable young man! I am so proud to be his fan, he has taught me so much! No one deserves this award more. From day one I knew he would be a game changer. We Glamberts are a lucky bunch.

  7. Congratulations to Adam! He is an incredible person, spreading a message of love, joy, acceptance and equality wherever he goes. Great choice, GLAAD!

  8. GLAMTASTIC! Way to go Adam! Well deserved. You use your Wonderful Voice for more than Music and you are SIMPLY THE BEST! Proud Glambert from Asia. :-)

  9. Adam Lambert has inspired me to lead a better life, through his awesome voice and through his courage,around the world, in the face of adversity.

    He is truly an evolved man…

  10. Congrats to Adam. He’s an inspiration to a lot of people both of the LGBT community and well…everyone. I’m a proud Glambert living in the UK and like a lot of US Glamberts wish there were more radio stations that played his music. But we know he’s an amazing person now the rest of the US will know. Can’t wait for the GLAAD awards then everyone will see he’s a beautiful man with an enormous voice.

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