Singer Adam Lambert performed a
two-song set Saturday night at the 21st Annual GLAAD Media
Awards in Los Angeles.
Lambert rocked the crowd with Fever
and Music Again, two songs from his debut album For
Before the ceremony began, the
28-year-old American Idol season 8 runner-up tweeted: “Looking
forward to the GLAAD awards tonight! I may just have to swish it up
a bit. :)”
Appearing on the cover of Rolling
Stone last June, Lambert announced he is gay.
“GLAAD has advocated for out music
artists, including myself, and I am proud to be part of the 21st
Annual GLAAD Media Awards this year,” Lambert said in a statement.
“GLAAD's work to share stories that grow acceptance and
understanding about the gay and transgender community is so important
in our culture today.”
Director Tom Ford's film about a gay
man's journey after the loss of his lover, A Single Man, won
for outstanding film. Partner Richard Buckley accepted the award for
Ford, who was stranded in the UK due to flight restrictions.
Other winners included Fox's musical
show Glee for outstanding comedy series and actress Drew
Barrymore, who was presented with the Vanguard Award.
The show was hosted by transgender
actress Candis Cayne and actor Wilson Cruz, who is openly gay.
Eighteen-year-old student Constance
McMillen presented Wanda Sykes with the Stephen F. Kolzak Award,
which recognizes an openly gay media professional who has advocated
on behalf of gay rights.
McMillen is the Fulton, Mississippi
student whose high
school decided to cancel its annual prom rather than allow McMillen
to attend with her girlfriend as her date.
The GLAAD Media Awards recognize
excellence in 41 categories including newspaper content, syndicated
columnists and comic books. Awards are being rolled out in a series
of ceremonies. ABC took home the most awards in television last
month during a New York ceremony. The program's final leg is
scheduled for June 5 in San Francisco.