Adam Lambert's coming out gay is explored in a new VH1 'Behind the Music' special airing on Sunday.

In the hour-long show, Lambert talks about the media speculation concerning his sexuality that appeared to engulf the Fox reality season American Idol during its eighth season.

“The article was speculating whether or not I was gay or not, and whether or not America would vote for a gay idol,” Lambert says, referring to an Entertainment Weekly cover story published as the contest between himself and Kris Allen was coming to a close.

“I remember reading it going, 'Why does it matter? But I guess it does.'”

“It was pretty crazy,” Lambert says.

Lambert adds that he has nothing to hide.

“I wouldn't want to go through my career hiding anything or trying to cover something up. It's just not my style. Sexuality is so sensationalized. Like everybody feels they have to label it and call it out. And I'm proud of it. I'm proud of my sexuality. I have no hangups. I have no shame. But for me, it's not about wearing a t-shirt saying 'gay,'” he says, then adds, “It's Adam.” (The video is embedded in the right panel of this page.)

Lambert recently said that fans can expect new music from him in the fall, and added that he's in love with Finnish reality star Sauli Koskinen.

“[T]he good news is that I am in love,” Lambert told OK Magazine, “so that's a good place to be.”

In earlier remarks to Us Magazine, the 29-year-old Whataya Want From Me singer said that he didn't see himself marrying: “I don't see myself getting married in the future.”