Singer Adam Lambert will be honored by California's largest gay rights group, Equality California (EQCA).

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.)

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