Singer Adam Lambert will be honored by
California's largest gay rights group, Equality
Lambert will be honored at the group's
annual Equality Awards set to take place on Saturday, August 13 at
The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hill, California.
“I am so honored to be invited to and
recognized by the Equality California event,” the 29-year-old
openly gay Lambert said in a statement.
“It’s a pivotal time in the
progress of equal rights and I'm very grateful to be the subject of
such broad visibility. I strive to lead by example by making no
apologies for or withholding my identity as a proud and comfortable
gay man. I strongly believe that ALL people have a fundamental right
to love who they want to love and if they so choose, have their union
recognized by the laws of this country regardless of sex, age, race
or religious affiliation. I am hopeful that we are getting closer
every day to this idea of Equality,” he added.
EQCA noted Lambert's work with the It
Gets Better Project and The
Trevor Project in announcing the award. Both groups work to
support troubled LGBT teens. (Lambert's It Gets Better video is
embedded in the right panel of this page.)
Lambert voted best role model.)