“I think being different is always going to be a tough climb,” Lambert says in the black and white video—the latest in the It Gets Better campaign started by “Savage Love” columnist Dan Savage. “There’s always going to be people that are scared of it. But at the end of the day, if you give those bullies and those people that are so ignorant and fearful of your lifestyle, if you give them the power to affect you, you’re letting them win. And they don’t deserve that.”
Adam’s It Gets Better clip follows ones by several other celebrities, including Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine, Gloria Estefan, Ke$ha, Sia, Project Runway mentor Tim Gunn—who admitted in his video that he tried to take his own life as distraught gay teen—and Glee‘s Chris Colfer.
Lambert goes on to say, “I believe in you. I think it’s great. There are a ton of us out here in this world that are just like you, that believe in you.” He than admits that he still gets bullied online for being gay.
“Even I get bullied,” he says. “You look under any comment section on any article, and there’s bullies in there telling me that I’m a faggot, that I’m ugly, that I’m gross.”
Adam ends things on an upbeat note, by telling his gay fans that they have to be strong and “pay attention to the positive.”
“And in doing so,” he says, “you will push through and you will rise up and you will live your life to the fullest.”