Singer Adam Lambert will be honored at
the 24th Annual GLAAD Media Awards set to take place
Saturday, May 11 at the Hilton San Francisco – Union Square.
GLAAD announced Thursday that Lambert
will received the group's Davidson/Valentini Award, which is
presented to an openly LGBT media professional who has made a
significant difference in promoting gay rights. The award is named
after Craig Davidson, GLAAD's first executive director, and his
partner Michael Valentini.
“Adam Lambert's continued success as
one of the world's best-selling pop stars shows LGBT people that they
can be themselves and make it in a mainstream industry that many feel
unfairly rejects them,” GLAAD spokesman Wilson Cruz said in a
statement. “Adam is fearless on stage and astonishes audiences in
every country he performs in.”
Lambert last year helped pass a
referendum in Maryland upholding a gay marriage law approved by
lawmakers by headlining a fundraiser concert to benefit Marylanders
for Marriage Equality. His sophomore album Trespassing
debuted at Number One on Billboard's album chart, making him
the first openly gay artist, and the seventh American Idol
finalist, to reach the chart's top spot.