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

Becky Bain | January 13, 2010 11:54 am

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.