Singer Adam Lambert says he's concentrating on his music now that coming out gay is behind him.

The 29-year-old Lambert talks about coming out in the latest issue of gay glossy Out.

“I think the hardest thing about being a gay celebrity is that we’re in the middle of a social rights movement and it’s a very hot topic, so we’re at a very pivotal time. Coming out was great, but there are certain issues that always surprise me and I think, Why is this an issue? I live and I’ve grown up in a space that is very accepting and open-minded; I surround myself socially with people that are artists and very bohemian and I forget sometimes that, OK, we’re dealing with mainstream culture now, which does not have the same mentality as I do. I think, too, that by nature I’m very contrary. If you tell me I can’t do something then I’m gonna push back harder and do it. I’m kind of rebellious, but I try to do it with a smile. I’m not a jerk about it,” Lambert said.

“And I think now that I have established who I am and I've gotten it out of my system, what's really important – without denying or downplaying my pride as a gay man – is the music.”

While discussing his sophomore album, Lambert also made reference to his current boyfriend, Sauli Koskien: “And during this writing process for the past six or seven months, I've been living in a house in Los Angeles, I'm in a great relationship, I have some time to spend with my friends, I've had what has been the closest to a normal life since the whole American Idol thing. It felt really good.”