Congrats to Adam Lambert for behind honored as the outstanding music artist during the 24th Annual GLAAD Media Awards at the Hilton San Francisco – Union Square on Saturday (May 11, 2013) in San Francisco, California.
Melanie Brown of America’s Got Talent and Spice Girls fame, presented Lambert with the Davidson/Valentini Award for his work to promote LGBT causes as an openly gay performer. Listen to Adam’s speech below.
Adam told the crowd…
One person thinks you should be more this, one person thinks you should be more that; the label thinks this, the fans think that; your family wishes this; this community wants you to shut up, that community wants it louder; the conservatives, the liberals…
The best we can do is keep it real, and to spread a message of acceptance… If we can inspire even one person to open their mind or another to be who they want to be, whether they are gay, straight, old, young, man, woman, black, or white, then it’s worth being objectified by the sometimes frustrating world of media sensationalism.
Lambert also won the award for Outstanding Music Artist, which he tied for with artist Frank Ocean. Lambert was honored for his album “Trespassing” and Ocean for “Channel Orange.”
Adam tweeted from the event:
— Adam Lambert (@adamlambert) May 12, 2013
We’re so proud of you Adam!