Singer Adam Lambert Says He's 'Proud' To Be Gay

Tue. June 9, 2009 12:00 AM by

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American Idol runner-up Adam Lambert says he's gay on the cover of Rolling Stone.

Lambert scored second to Kris Allen on Fox's popular singing contest but the media's obsessive speculation about his sexuality, at, some would say, Lambert's own prodding, has thrust the twenty-seven-year-old into a dazzling spotlight.

"I'm proud of my sexuality. I embrace it. It's just another part of me," Lambert reportedly says in the new interview.

"I don't think it should be a surprise to anyone to hear I'm gay. I've been living in Los Angeles for eight years as a gay man. I've been at clubs drunk making out with somebody in the corner."

And Lambert says his revelation of Hollywood's worst-kept secret nearly came at the end of the reality series.

"Right after the finale, I almost started talking about it to the reporters, but I thought, 'I'm going to wait for Rolling Stone, that will be cooler,'" he adds.

Lambert's coming out cover is expected to hit newstands this week.

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