Adam Lambert felt like he was in unchartered territory when he came out publicly shortly after competing on American Idol in 2009.
‘At that time, how many mainstream music artists did we have that were out? Elton John and George Michael – and his whole coming out was tabloid fun. There hadn’t been a blueprint to follow,’ Lambert tells Out Magazine.
Although there had been speculation and photos of him kissing another man had surfaced, Lambert did not officially confirm he was gay until appearing on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.
‘ … The one thing I wished I’d had: a little more guidance,’ he says. ‘There were definitely moments of frustration and pressure, but there’s been a lot of goodwill as well, a lot of support from fans and media people, and it’s balanced out. I don’t have any sort of bitterness about it.’