Friday, March 29, 2013

Gay Icon Adam Lambert Honored

At the GLAAD Media Awards in San Francisco on May 11th gay pop idol Adam Lambert will receive the Davidson/Valentini Award. The Davidson/Valentini Award is named after Craig Davidson, GLAAD's first executive director & his partner Michael Valentini. The award is 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 & Daniel Lipman, Alec Mapa, B.D. Wong & Sandra Bernhard. GLAAD's Wilson Cruz stated, "Adam Lambert's continued success as one of the world's best-selling pop stars shows LGBT people that they can be themselves & make it in a mainstream industry that many feel unfairly rejects them. Adam is fearless on stage & astonishes audiences in every country he performs in." Upon the release of Lambert's second album Trespassing, of which he is the executive producer & principal writer, Lambert became the first out LGBT artist to reach number one on the Billboard 200. Lambert has also been recognized by other LGBT advocacy organizations, including Equality California's Los Angeles Equality Awards & the PFLAG National Los Angeles event to name a few. In December he performed at "Cyndi Lauper & Friends: Home for the Holidays," a benefit concert supporting homeless LGBT youth. The San Francisco ceremony on May 11th will take place at the Hilton San Francisco - Union Square & is presented by Ketel One Vodka, Wells Fargo & locally by Southwest Airlines.  For More  
AUDIO: Red Carpet Celebs @  NYC GLAAD Awards


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love Adam Lambert. He is sooooo
talented and deserves this award for being such a role model to our LGBT youth and anyone else who needs the confidence to be him/herself.

March 29, 2013 at 4:27 PM  

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