Adam Lambert On Being A Gay Role Model: Video

In a new interview with Billboard, Adam Lambert talks about initially feeling ambivalent about being America’s gay role model, with his characteristic confident honesty (“I didn’t audition for American Idol because I was gay, I wanted a record deal”), and why he finally just embraced it. Lambert also praises TV and movies for including more gay characters, but criticizes them for being “very safe.” Video, above.

Previously: Adam Lambert’s “Never Close Our Eyes,” Live