“As a community, we’re a little bit resistant to a gay male pop star ourselves… It’s very easy for people to look at my origin, which is American Idol, and automatically assume that I’m a commercial sellout or a puppet or a flash in the pan. I don’t think I’m any of those things. There’s something weird there. We’re very eager to celebrate a strong female. But to celebrate a fellow gay man—it gets catty sometimes.”
—Out singer Adam Lambert in the latest issue of Instinct.