Adam Lambert finally confirms he is gay in the new issue of Rolling Stone.

“I don’t think it should be a surprise for anyone to hear that I’m gay,” the American Idol runner-up says.

“I’m proud of my sexuality,” continues the rocker, who was photographed holding hands with interior designer Drake LaBry earlier this month. “I embrace it. It’s just another part of me.”

But Lambert, 27, from San Diego — who performed Sam Cooke’s “A Change Is Gonna Come” on the Idol finale — says he’s not the poster boy for gay rights.

“I’m trying to be a singer, not a civil rights leader,” he tells RS contributor Vanessa Grigoriadis.

Lambert admits that he was nervous about coming out while Idol was still on the air because contestants are under a media embargo, and he wanted to do it on his “own terms.” He also says producers were open to him handling it however he wanted to.

Despite being gay, Glambert says he enjoys attention from the ladies too. “I loved it this season when the girls went crazy for me,” he says. “As far as I’m concerned, it’s all hot.”

Plus, Adam reveals to Rolling Stone that he had a crush on Idol winner Kris Allen during the show!

When Idol producers put him in a room to share with Allen, Lambert says his first thought was, “They put me with the cute guy. Distracting! He’s the one guy I found attractive in the whole group on the show: nice, nonchalant, pretty and totally my type — except that he has a wife. I mean he’s open-minded and liberal, but he’s definitely 100% straight.”

Hahaha! Finally! It is revealed!

I’m not surprised at all to know this. You can sense that he’s like that just watching him right?

Good for him that he decided to reveal it.

Good luck to your career! Rock on!


Source: Matthew Rolston for Rolling StoneUs Magazine