Before we had Sam Smith, Lady Gaga, Troye Sivan, etc, we had the fabulous Adam Lambert, whose courageous ability to instantly announce he was gay to the world, didn’t scare him one bit. In fact, it helped many other people come out more comfortably.
Seeing so much spark in Adam, prompted many people to be comfortable in themselves especially in a time where it was (and still is unfortunately) a music industry taboo to be an artist and be gay.
Slowly but surely, things have changed. But it’s important to remember the artists who have led the path for others. Lambert will always be remembered for his impact even BEFORE the 2010 decade started.
Not only was Adam the first openly gay artist to be signed to a major record label, but was the first openly gay artist to top the album charts (which he proudly did with album, Trespassing that debuted at number ONE the Billboard 200).
His LGBTQ advocacy and social activism should also not be taken for granted. He’s lent his voice to many major projects including the ‘It Gets Better’ campaign and The Trevor Project’s ‘Live Proud Campaign’.
GLAAD has also honored him with the prestigious Davidson/Valentini Award, which is an “award presented to an openly LGBT media professional who has made a significant difference in promoting equality for the LGBT community. Previous Davidson/Valentini honorees include Lee Daniels, Chad Allen, Ilene Chaiken, Ron Cowen and Daniel Lipman, Alec Mapa, B.D. Wong, and Sandra Bernhard.We continue to expect great things from Mr. Lambert and thank him greatly for his music”.
He was also named one of the 18 greatest gay icons of our generation, listed by rukkle.com!
Overall, it’s immensely great to say that Adam Lambert is a true icon that will continue to make great music and inspire everyone around to always be themselves.
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