Adam Lambert recently spoke with MTV UK about the LGBTQ+ community’s experiences throughout the years. At one point, he focused on local artists and expressed his thoughts on the uproar in the United States when George Michael came out as gay. He remembered: “When I was a teenager in high school, the only artist I remember identifying as gay was George Michael.” But the entire process of discovering his sexuality was so dramatic that it was not fair to George.” The musician stated why the incident disturbed him: “He was sort of framed, trapped, and outed against his will.” So it was a major scandal, and it effectively halted a large portion of his career in the United States.” Looking back on how people reacted to Michael’s announcement, he observed: “Unfortunately, I think that was considered sort of a joke within pop culture back then, and that made me sad because the idea of being gay was sort of a negative in talking about George.” That’s how society was talking about it.” Lambert expressed his thoughts on the singer’s handling of the reaction, adding: “With hindsight, I actually think he handled it really well.” He took it all in stride and asked, ‘So?’ He was forthright about it, and he even went on to write music after that (‘Outside’). That was a sort of response, and it was cheeky and cheesy. He was having fun with it and playing with it. So, in retrospect, I’m pretty impressed with how he handled things.
” When asked how things have changed for the LGBTQ+ community, the vocalist added: “I am always excited and perhaps a little envious of the generation that is emerging now.” Given that, there are numerous resources available on social media. You can connect and see other people who share your beliefs. There is a lot of entertainment that represents this, including music. Finally, we have a large number of LGBT artists. It’s an exciting time to be gay.” Adam Lambert, as one of the aforementioned LGBT artists, has participated in several community projects over the years. He recorded Sylvester’s ‘You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)’ a few months ago and sang it live at London Pride on July 1. During an interview with This Morning a few hours before his gig, the Queen vocalist discussed his experiences as a gay musician. He elaborated: “Being a gay man in the media has been a really interesting journey for me.” One that I’m very grateful for, and I believe that over the last decade or so, there has been a significant movement in acceptability, visibility, and all of these things. People are starting to get it now. They are less afraid of it. It’s good to be a part of the force that encourages individuals to broaden their horizons.” Lambert also discussed the ongoing backlash against the community on many media. On Twitter last month, he blasted the regulations restricting drag performances in the United States and stated that visibility was vital for them.