Adam Lambert Debuts at No.5 On Out Magazine’s Most Influential List

Two of my favorite people are ranked No.1 and No.5 on Out magazines most influential list. Number one is none other than talk show host and newest Idol judge, ELLEN!! Making the list for the first time and debuting at number 5 is our very own glam god, Adam! Congratulations to them both!!
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latimesblogs.latimes.com:
Ellen DeGeneres, Adam Lambert top Out magazine’s most influential list
April 16, 2010 | 8:31 am

And the most powerful gay person in America is — Ellen DeGeneres.

“American Idol’s” newest judge tops Out magazine’s list of the most influential gay men and women in America, rising from the No. 2 slot she occupied last year thanks in large part to the broader exposure “Idol” has brought her.

“Since DeGeneres replaced Paula Abdul as a judge on ‘American Idol’ in February, millions upon millions of viewers are getting a double dose of the hugely popular talk show host and 12-time Emmy winner,” write Out’s editors. “The American Express and Covergirl pitchwoman’s reach is nearly unparalleled, especially after Oprah Winfrey’s announcement that she will be ending her show in 2011. A passionate advocate for marriage equality, an avid opponent of ‘don’t ask, don’t tell,’ and staunch defender of animal rights, DeGeneres’s enormous platform is many an American’s gain.”

But DeGeneres isn’t the only “Idol”-affiliated name to rank high. Adam Lambert debuts on the list at No. 5, breezing right past the likes of “Project Runway” powerhouse Tim Gunn (No. 47), two-time Oscar winner Jodie Foster (No. 41) and financial guru Suze Orman (No. 27) — as well as a host of other entertainment, media, political and fashion heavyweights.

Lambert’s sudden burst into the gay power elite is something Out’s editors say they “never saw coming,” noting that his “attention-grabbing run on ‘American Idol’ was largely interpreted as a referendum on tolerance.”

“Lambert shattered the glass closet of ‘American Idol,’ arguably ruining the show itself in the process (this season’s mealymouthed class merely played catch-up), and his kinky American Music Awards performance forced ABC to break out its rule book,” the magazine contends. “His Rolling Stone cover was the mag’s best seller of 2009, and midrange domestic debut sales of ‘For Your Entertainment’ are only the launching pad for an international career. Who did we talk about before?”

— Amy Reiter

XO~SUE~GLAMB#10

Comments

  1. cheryl 334 says:

    Interesting article, but love the pic of Adam more than the article! haha! He looks so cute in this pic and am happy to see his hair down on his gorgeous face and beautiful teeth, and awesome freckled luscious lips, and haunting eyes, and…………………………….etc.

    • Ellen is absolutely beautiful and Adam….he’s just gorgeous. She’s got these amazingly blue eyes and can’t remember Adam’s eye colour. Two people, one lesbian, the other gay, with dazzling smiles. Talking about lips, love his.
      I’ve got a slew of pictures in my pics file on desktop of Adam and Ellen.

  2. Of course he deserves the place. Looking at the list, I now realize that I’ve loved a lot of gay artists! Actually. Adam is not “out” since he’s never been in the closet. The man has guts and so genuine to himself! He’s a hero! Next year he’ll be #1

    • I think Ellen will be Number 1 for a while….Adam needs time and more work to get to number 1. He’ll be there eventually, but not next year lol

      • Wait my comment sounded weird. I would love for him to be number 1, but I think Ellen should be for a while.

  3. As I’ve blogged elsewhere – Ellen and Adam are gay… and I breathe air everyday – pretty much normalcy all around. Congrats to both. Yes, they are indeed positive and wonderful representatives to a certain community alright… the community of humankind! They should be proud and their families of them as well.

  4. WHAT??? Adam’s gay??? You know, I don’t even think of that anymore. Haven’t for a while. Even the press doesn’t go beserk any more. Progress for our gay brothers and sisters is being made by these corageous people.

  5. Congratulations, intrepid honest Adam, and thanks for entertaining my family and giving us so much pleasure, you are a gift and we consider you an american treasure.Kudos to everyone else on the list as well.

  6. ALL YOU FANS WORLDWIDE, ADAM IS NOW #6, ON THE TIME MAGAZINE 1OO MOST INFLUENTAL PEOPLE,, HE DROPPED FROM 4 TO 6,OH NO!!!! GOTTA KEEP VOTING , ADAM LAMBERT NEEDs TO BE AT LEAST #4, AND IF YOU HAVEN’T SEEN HIS AI MENTORING AND OUT OF THIS WORLD PERFORMANCE, YOU WILL LOVE IT, THE WORLD SUPERSTATR NEEDS ALL THE WORLDS VOTES!!!! PLEASE, GOTTA KEEP HIM AT LEAST #4, 6~~~~~~~~NO GOOD! IT DOES TAKE TIME, THAT IS WHY THE USA PEOPLE NEED SOME HELP!!!!!!LOVE, LOVE ADAM PEOPLE NEED YA!!!!!

  7. Dont understand why “gay” is still an issue. Adam is Adam. I get angry when people think there needs to be a label in front of everything he does or says. Jeez. That’s like starting an article with “Sidney Potier..(or Samuel Jackson, or Will Smith.. )the BLACK actor.”.. Yeah…..try that!!! Adam is a PERFORMER/SINGER. Those who need to hang a lable need not apply. (Sorry,,,,needed to vent this, (like no one else has!!!) Still voting!! Hope to meed Sue one day.

    Venus

  8. Reem alamiry says:

    I love the pic I t’s cut I love you to death Adam thax …xoxo

  9. yay,adam in http://www.dr.dk/skum/boogie /listen is no.1.just press the heart under his mv till turn purple.
    adam on vh1 is no.2.
    please keep voting on vh1,fuse,time poll till thursday.

    also vote on

  10. I love Adam Lambert. He is the most talented Idol that has ever been on Idol. He should have won. He is also the best mentor that AI has ever had on the show.

  11. I don’t get it. If the Time Poll has stopped–then why has Adam slipped to six? If it stopped, it stopped! or not! I guess we should go back to voting–still makes no sense. Can someone explain. Oh ya, congrats to Ellen and Adam. Appears he is going to be an ambassador whether he wants to or not.

  12. I DON’T THINK IT STOPS TILL THE END OF APRIL, PEOPLE MUST THINK IT HAS CLOSED, AND THAT IS WHY HE SLIPPED DOWN? MAKES SINCE!!!

  13. for those who are voting, use google crome browser it allows you to open several sites of time magazine and can vote multiple times…let’s get Adam at no. 4 .. pleeeeze

  14. Retrogrrrl says:

    HEY EVERYBODY! There’s a sweet little interview with Adam from the G.L.A.A.D. Awards, he’s wearing really cool blue framed vintage sunglasses, ya gotta check it out on YouTube!

  15. Okay, we did good at number 5. Got to keep voting on VH1 until we get that new video!!