Singer Adam Lambert says he's lucky to be able to use his celebrity for good causes.

The 29-year-old Lambert was honored earlier this month by Equality California (EQCA), the state's largest gay rights group, at its annual Equality Awards fundraiser in Beverly Hills, California.

Singer Sam Sparro presented Lambert with the group's Equality Idol Award.

In a recently uploaded YouTube clip, Lambert talks on the red carpet about using his celebrity for good causes.

“Shortly after American Idol, as things progressed with my career, I became very aware of the importance of being really involved and using my celebrity for a good cause. Started working with The Trevor Project a lot and other charities,” Lambert told Icon News. “I just feel like that's, you know, if we're lucky enough to have that type of visibility we should use it. And that's what I've been trying to do.” (The video is embedded in the right panel of this page.)

Lambert also said that he was wearing Galliano, but added that he bough the outfit before designer John Galliano was arrested over alleged anti-Semitic remarks he made in a Paris bar.