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How The Media Excuses Itself for Labeling Adam Lambert Gay

Entertainment Weekly was the most bold of any mainstream entertainment press, putting Adam Lambert’s sexuality right on the cover. But without an official acknowledgment from the Idol runner-up about being a big ‘mo, the media are still adding asterisks and question marks to the discussion on whether Lambert’s gay (he is) and whether his sexuality played a role in his ultimate loss (it did). How fitting, then, that Robin Roberts introduces this Good Morning America segment. From one not-on-the-record gay to another.