Singer Adam Lambert on Saturday was presented with an award honoring his gay advocacy at the 24th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in San Francisco.

Spice Girls' Mel B presented Lambert with the group's Davidson/Valenti Award, which is named after Craig Davidson, GLAAD's first executive director, and his partner Michael Valentini, and is presented to an openly LGBT media professional who has made a significant difference in promoting gay rights.

“His rise as one of the world's best selling pop stars proves to everyone that you can be yourself, your individual, unique, perfect self and succeed in this industry,” Mel B said in introducing Lambert.

“Adam is ridiculously talented, fearless and fantastic,” she added with a finger snap.

In accepting his award, Lambert noted the differences between the current generation, which is accepting of gay rights, and the Stonewall generation, which fought on the front lines of the gay rights movement.

“We're right in the middle of two generations, with two perspectives but one common thread: Love,” Lambert said.

“With all the differences of opinion both within the LGBT community and elsewhere, the best we can do is to keep it real and to spread a message of acceptance. If we can inspire even one person to open their mind or another to be who they want to be, whether they're gay, they're straight, they're old, they're young, man, woman, black, or white, then it's worth being objectified by the sometimes frustrating world of media sensationalism,” he added. (The video is embedded on this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)

Lambert also tied with Frank Ocean for GLAAD's Outstanding Music Artist, earning him a second award.