Adam Lambert has crossed another bridge and has added more hardware to his ever-growing trophy shelf.
Adam’s well-deserved recognition came from the City of Los Angeles. A 2-day ceremony took place on May 30-31, 2013 and was part of the 3rd Annual LGBT Heritage Month. In addition to high accolades, Adam received a trophy and a large, framed certificate.
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa presented the award to Adam, telling the crowd “silence is the enemy of justice . . . Adam has never been silent.” LA City Council President Herb Wesson also made a speech and confessed to being a “tremendous Idol fan.” He very candidly told Adam “you were the one“ and raved about Adam’s version of Smokey Robinson’s Tracks of My Tears. He went on to proclaim the only reason Adam didn’t come in first was “you were gay. And that ain’t right! You shoulda won. It was a runaway. So what you’re doing now to help young people throughout the country is phenomenal.”
President Wesson told his Sergeant at Arms that Adam was not allowed to leave until he had a picture with him. So, comedian that he is, Adam photobombed President Wesson! You’ll see this at the end of the first video.
From Renee Snyder/Examiner.com:
On Thursday in his speech, Mayor Villaraigosa called Adam a “beacon of hope” for children and teens across the country that battle discrimination and bullying. Upon accepting the award Adam shared that his personal mission is to continue to spread the word about the diversity of the LGBT community and to help people feel safe and comfortable.
Thank you GaleCWhittington for the following compilation video.
Thank you Janus Janis for the following video from the May 30 event.
Adam your Official Unofficial fansite is so proud you and all that you have contributed to Los Angeles, California, the USA and the world! I know your fans join Lila and me in congratulating you for all that you have done and will continue to achieve!
~ Carol ~