Adam Lambert, Facebook To Be Honored at Los Angeles Equality Awards

The adulation and awards don’t stop! Adam Lambert will be honored, along with Facebook for bringing change and new thinking to society. How many of us look at things differently, now that we’re following Adam Lambert? I’m reprinting the article, stright from SDGLN.com, San Diego Gay & Lesbian News.

LOS ANGELES — Equality California will honor singer and songwriter Adam Lambert, a San Diego native, and Facebook at this year’s annual Los Angeles Equality Awards.
Presented by AT&T, the awards will take place Saturday, Aug. 13, at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills.

“We’re thrilled to honor Adam Lambert and Facebook whose work has been a catalyst for social change and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality,” said Roland Palencia, Equality California’s new executive director. “Their courage and leadership in entertainment and social media have helped Californians become more supportive of LGBT rights.”

Lambert gained international fame as the runner-up on “American Idol” in 2009. Since launching his solo career as a singer and songwriter, he has been an outspoken and fearless role model for LGBT youth nationwide.

Lambert also participated in the “It Gets Better” campaign with the hope of helping LGBT youth overcome bullying. His new song “Aftermath” will benefit the Trevor Project, a national suicide-prevention hotline for LGBT youth.

“I am so honored to be invited to and recognized by the Equality California event,” Lambert said. “It’s a pivotal time in the progress of equal rights and I’m very grateful to be the subject of such broad visibility. I strive to lead by example by making no apologies for or withholding my identity as a proud and comfortable gay man. I strongly believe that ALL people have a fundamental right to love who they want to love and if they so choose, have their union recognized by the laws of this country regardless of sex, age, race or religious affiliation. I am hopeful that we are getting closer everyday to this idea of Equality.”

In an effort to prevent anti-LGBT cyberbullying, Facebook has developed the “Network of Support,” a coalition of non-profit organizations serving the diverse LGBT community. Facebook has also adopted policies to create a more welcoming experience for LGBT people on the social networking site, including adding a feature that allows LGBT people to select “married,” “civil union” or “domestic partnership” for their relationship status.

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About Carol

I started writing on this site back in May 2009, not knowing what I was in for or where it would take me. I had no idea of the joy and personal satisfaction I'd find here. I never dreamed that I'd get to meet Adam, but that dream came true! The bonus of becoming such great friends with Lila and the other fans is what keeps me going. Music gets me though every day. In addition to Adam, I love Muse, Linkin Park, 80s and finding newer bands and supporting them by attending everything that's within 350 miles. With Adam, the boundaries are farther! Thanks for joining us on this ride! :)

Comments

  1. Lila - Glamb #3 says:

    Totally cool! Congrats Adam!

  2. e3fan205 says:

    I know that Adam’s openness, personal integrity, courageand candor gave me a new understanding of what it means for a young teen struggling to understand his or her alternate sexual orientation. I have never been homophobic. At 17, was propositioned by someone a few years older. I was not shocked, or scared, or insulted; nor, did I feel any differently about the person. I just declined and that was that. One of the most positively influential people in teen years was a gay teacher. Never in my family did I hear a gay slur, or anything derisive about a gay or lesbian person. I feel quite foolish to have to admit, however, that the only homosexual people I had ever gotten to know were adults. (I’m sure it is because young people were simply not open about their orientation, and I, frankly, just never questioned the orientation of other kids.). But it was during Adam’s interview on 20/20 I believe, that for the first time I heard someone actually talking about the confusion, fear and isolation experienced as a young teen trying to cope with being “different.” I had simply never thought about it before. I’d not experienced it: nor, did I ever know if any of my school friends were going through that challenge. Adam completely opened my eyes. I thought back and tried to think of myself during my pubescent years. No, I did not choose to be a heterosexual. It just happened to me ….. like my height or my eye color. I’d never thought orientation was a choice, but putting it in that perspective only cemented my conviction that orientation is simply a fact of nature. Immutable and inevitable…just another variable in our universal reality.
    Then with the explosion of bullying, the higher than average rate of suicides among gay teens, Adam’s message resonated even more clearly. I am no longer just a passive observer, I’m actually more vocal in my support for equal rights, for understanding and acceptance than I have ever been.
    Thank you, Adam. Yes, you do inspire people of all ages. Not only with the open, proud, and and candid presentation of yourself, but also for your decency, for you integrity, and for universal message for all of us…to own who you are and to have the courage to keep it real. (You ain’t a bad signer either….) Lovya
    I only wish you the best.

  3. kathybags says:

    Congratsulations Adam, you deserve any award you get, you have the guts to speak up!!!!!!YOU sing about crumpled thoughts and broken heartsand dreams but you also offer so much hope.On V.H.1.when your teacher cried decribing some of your struggles i felt so bad for you!!!ITis really great to see you pass that HOPE on to others!!! Try this hopefull message , he dosent say it excatly like you but its empowering !!!. youtu.be/Mud1t6wk9uw

  4. OMG!Looooooooooooooooooooove you man!looooooooooooooove your character!Loooooooooooooooooooooove your big soul!Looooooooooooooove your honesty!congratulations my dear Adam!WOOOOOW!I can’t describe how mutch I love you darling.

  5. delibel says:

    He chance my way of thinking forever.Congratsulations Adam.

  6. Tina Glamb#645 says:

    Hell yeah baby!!! I got my tat, I just don’t know how to share the picture!! 🙁

  7. Mary-Ellen #444 says:

    Adam , you make us stand up and take notice, you make us rethink things we have taken for granted. You are an amazing revolutionary freedom fighter all wrapped up in an incredibly entertaining package. So proud to be your fan.

  8. Adam, gay or not…. you turn us on.

    But yes, sometimes, we were born into this world under circumstances not of our own choosing. Gays and lesbians are usually or sometimes genetic. But they are the most wonderful, talented, meek, gentle and comical people I know. In Indonesia, they have gay priests… and they are revered like heavenly beings.This reminds me of my Dad and I just miss him. When I was an infant, until my preschool years, according to my Mom… he was responsible in bathing me, dressing me up and making me pretty for my picture takings. He placed beautiful ribbons in my hair, and in beautiful dresses he would make me pose. He is meek and gentle, but how he could crack jokes. He is a very graceful dancer as a teenager, and yes he was known in their town as ” Juaning, the gay”. His 2nd cousin, a physician is also gay. But my Dad tried to be righteous and want to be normal, so he got married. Mother found out when I was 5 years old, and they fought………… In the middle of the night, I woke up and heard my Dad who sound distraught said to my Mom, ” You’d better just kill me, because I can’t help myself this way”.

    My mother was religious and spiritual, so she stuck with Dad. Other relatives would advise her to have him injected with male hormones or testosterone. But she did no such thing… until she began to accept him as he is. She read books like CONUNDRUM, where the gay husband and father in a family underwent sex change…. and was supported and became friends with his ex-wife. They grew old together, with Mom taking care of him even after he became partially paralyzed after a “stroke”.

    I never knew of another human being as lovable, meek and gentle as my Dad. His laughter bursts and explode like fireworks, and lits everyone up. Yes, very much llike our Adam He can also invent stories and be very funny. He is so gentle, I never had a spank from him. Now, my 3rd son is gay… and so talented. They are just perfect…. maybe aliens or heavenly creatures who does not belong in this world.

    • Victory says:

      Dainty, I was touched by your story – this is wonderful and reminded to me the old “Omnia vincit amor”.

      Thank you for sharing this with us. I really believe this story is about the concentrated and pure humanism and Love.

  9. Onegoodwoman says:

    Congratulation Adam! We need more people like you, thoughtful, loving, sexy, talented and sincere. I don’t think of you as anything other than all of the above.You rock!

  10. Congratulations Adam. I knew you would be more than an entertainer.

  11. Congratulations Adam, well deserved award. You totally bring it all the time. I am proud to be a fan and supporter.