Adam Lambert, Lady Gaga and ‘Glee’ Make GLAAD Proud

Jan 13th, 2010 // 3 Comments

Not everybody finds Adam Lambert offensive—the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation announced its nominees for the 21st Annual GLAAD Media Awards, and Adam is up for Outstanding Music Artist. The (toned-down?) pop star is up against Lady Gaga, Brandi Carlile, Gossip, and Otep, but we’re going to call it now as two-star race, with Gaga vs. Lambert for the title. Or maybe even a tie? Somebody put these two on a stage together already, if not for a performance, then at least a shared awards show speech.

Glee is up for Outstanding Comedy Series for embodying to the awards’ ideals of “fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and the issues that affect their lives,” according to GLAAD’s website. We’re not entirely convinced how progressive Glee‘s depictions are—there is but one openly gay character, Kurt, (FYI, Mr. Reyerson is still listening to Josh Groban CDs in the closet) and he’s incredibly flamboyant, not unlike a younger version of Jack from Will & Grace. Still, you could argue that’s better than pretty much ignoring gay characters altogether. (We’re looking at you, Lost.)

Check out all the nominees at GLAAD’s website. Not up for a GLAAD award this year or probably any year? Eminem.

idolator

  1. Great point about Lost and its large, ever-changing cast.

  2. Daisy

    I don't find Adam Lambert offensive. I adore him. Adam is brave ,honest, and extremely talented. I hope he wins the award for Outstanding Music Artist.

  3. clr

    Adam Lambert deserves to be recognized for his outstanding music and being proud and out. He is honest and makes no apologies. Love those qualities. Whether someone liked his AMA performance or not, the end result is that it started a very important conversation about double standards. He is an extremely gifted singer and by just making his music and answering questions honestly he is helping everyone realize the similarities between our human community, and the painful differences. I hope that the GLAAD Media Awards gives him the award he has earned in every way.

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