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Gay Star News: Adam Lambert on how and why he wanted 'to rep for my queer family!'

Filed Under () by Adam Lambert on Friday, June 2, 2017

Posted at : Friday, June 02, 2017

Pre-American Idol, Adam Lambert worked steadily in the clubs and stages of Hollywood and recalled this week ‘the joy of first feeling like I had found “my kind of people.”‘
‘I was finally bonding with like-minded aliens that dared to live outside the lines, and on their own terms. We celebrated each other,’ he writes in an essay celebrating LGBT Pride Month.
Then came American Idol in 2009 and a runner-up famous that made him as famous as anyone who actually won the show.
‘Suddenly, the ramifications of being a queer celebrity became overwhelming,’ Lambert admits.
‘I felt a responsibility to do the LGBTQ community proud and reflect our experience as honestly and openly as I could. However, in 2009, we were nowhere near how mainstream we are now. For some fans, I was their first time identifying with anyone queer. No pressure!


Adam Lambert on how and why he wanted 'to rep for my queer family!' 

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LAMBERT Outlaw said...

Lam-My ... Since this is a GAY publication I think they refer to themselves as 'queer' ... however I am more than sure that if this had been another type of magazine such as Time or People ... ADAM would not have used that term in referring to himself or the LGBTQ community!! I've never seen him use it in any other interviews ... JMO!!

tess4ADAM(LAMBERT Outlaw)

Unknown said...

Sorry for ignoring Adam, but detachable penis? That raises a lot of questions. Does the male still enjoy sex, and if he does, how? Just read he dies after ejecting his penis, hope he still has a little fun :>).

Dee R Gee said...

It's a term that used to be used a lot more by the general population, but has been replaced by "gay." Obviously, the gay community uses it among themselves very freely. And yes, this is a gay publication, and Adam feels very comfortable using it. There is a lot of difference in a subculture between its internal and external "rules."

glitzylady said...

Re the usage of the term "Queer" by and within the LGBTQ etc.. community:

Some excerpts from this article from the website "PRIDE": some background and present day usage within the community.. See the link below for the full article.

"6 Reasons You Need To Use The Word "Queer"

"The word “queer” has a complex history. With a literal meaning of “unusual, strange, or odd,” people used queer as a pejorative towards members of the LGBT community in the late 19th century. It was specifically used for men who acted effeminate. However, starting in the 1980s, members of the LGBT community began reclaiming the word. Today, the word queer no longer has a hateful connotation. For that, you can thank the LGBT community."

"Queer is a powerful word, and here are 6 reasons you should use it more."

"1. Inclusivity
The word queer is inclusive for all members of the LGBT community. As the LGBT community grows to recognize all genders and sexualities, a word to reflect the community’s diverse membership is desperately needed. The most inclusive acronym currently in use is LGBTQQIAAP (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transsexual, Queer, Questioning, Intersex, Asexual, Allies, and Pansexual), but that still leaves out many genders and sexualities (and is ridiculously long)."
"2. The un-label-y-ist of labels
Labels can be harmful, especially for those of us who don’t feel as though we neatly fit into any label. Having the word queer as an umbrella term for all sexualities and genders helps to solve the problem. It also accurately describes sexuality as fluid, which it is for many people."
"3. Power in being reclaimed
There is great power in taking a word that once was hurtful and making it our own. It’s a feat of the LGBT community, and one in which we should take great pride."
"6. Unites the LGBT community
Despite being one community, there are still hostility and misconceptions between subgroups of the LGBT community. While we should celebrate our differences in gender and sexuality, we must remember that we are still part of a larger community. The word queer unites us."

glitzylady said...

By the way, my comment immediately above is in response to a comment above by @Lam-my who expressed concern as to why Adam referred to himself as Queer. A legitimate question to be sure.

@Lam-my. Please consider not deleting your comments on this thread. Thank you. Hoping the info I quoted above helps to answer the questions you voiced.

Nanbert said...

I think it's O.K., even preferred, for straights to use the word "queer" now, too.

That's going to be hard to get used to, because all my life "queer" was used to be insulting.

It's almost like saying the "n" word is suddenly the proper word to use!

I think I'll stick with "gay" for a while longer.