Adam Lambert: “I’m Gay”

Jim Burroway

June 9th, 2009

Just in case anyone was unclear on that.


June 9th, 2009

In other news, bears announced that they sh*t in the woods.

Scott P.

June 9th, 2009


I’ve never even seen an entire American Idol performance, let alone an entire show. I guess this must mean something to some people.


June 9th, 2009

Yes Scott P., it does.


June 9th, 2009

Especially since so many gay people were getting upset that “the” gay guy actually came in second. Well, now you know both of the forerunners turned out to be gay.
Again – big surprise.


June 9th, 2009

Give the guy a break, he says this in the interview:

“I don’t think it should be a surprise for anyone to hear that I’m gay,”

Timothy Kincaid

June 9th, 2009


I think perhaps you are confused. The winner of American Idol is Kris Allen. While Kris was Adam’s best friend in the competition and they were roommates, there is no indication that Kris is gay. He is, however, married which suggests that he’s probably straight.


June 9th, 2009


Emily K

June 9th, 2009

Although I couldn’t care less about American Idol, Adam Lambert, and Lambert’s sexuality, I love that this flies somewhat in the face of Randy Thomas’ post on the subject.


June 9th, 2009

Who’s Adam Lambert?

quo III

June 9th, 2009

Jim, see Wikipedia


June 10th, 2009

Thanks,quo III. I guess my point was that who cares if an American Idol star is gay. I’ve never watched the show. (MAYBE I SHOULDN’T HAVE COMMENTED) Look at AJD’s post. It describes my attitude well. I’ve worked at the same place for 15 years. EVERYBODY who cares knows I’m gay. Most people don’t care.

The fact that an openly gay person can be a star is important to me and I hope all of us.

Christopher Waldrop

June 10th, 2009

I’d like to throw something out there for debate. Last night Keith Olbermann was discussing this and saying this was, essentially, the married, straight, Christian guy beating the gay guy. He seemed a little down about that.

And yet the American Idol elections aren’t as divisive as political elections, and it’s pretty darned impressive that Lambert came so close to winning. Does it say something about changing attitudes that he almost won?

Priya Lynn

June 10th, 2009

I think it does Christopher, I think we can see that people are becoming more accepting of gays and its less and less a problem for the general public.

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