Singer Adam Lambert on Sunday spoke out
against a law in St. Petersburg, Russia which bans Gay Pride marches.
Lambert made his comments just hours
before he is scheduled to perform at the fifth annual Miami Beach Gay
“We're definitely in the midst of our
own civil rights movement, in a way,” Lambert said during a
question and answer session as part of Miami Beach Gay Pride.
“Obviously, we're dealing with equality issues and tolerance. And
just being unapologetic and being who we are. I love that there's
this movement going on right now. And you can feel the excitement
just at events like this, like Pride, you know, going out last night.
You can feel it in the air. People are really excited that our
community, our voices are being heard. It's become mainstream, which
is huge for us. And yeah, it's amazing to be part of this movement.”
“And I have to say traveling
internationally makes you really thankful for certain freedoms that
we have in our country. I was in Russia a couple months back and St.
Petersburg, as you probably know, has a lot of issues with the gay
and lesbian community being a little bit oppressed. Being a little
frightened to be out, to be open. Not being able to demonstrate any
sort of Pride. And coming here, it reminds you how lucky we are. We
have so many freedoms.” (The video is embedded on this page.
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