Adam Lambert Says He’s ‘So Proud’ Of Sam Smith For Living Their Truth

The gay “American Idol” veteran sees “some parallels” between his journey and that of Smith, who is genderqueer and nonbinary.

By Curtis M. Wong | HuffPost

Adam Lambert applauded longtime pal Sam Smith for being so forthright in their journey toward living authentically as a genderqueer and nonbinary person.

In an NME interview to promote his new EP, “Velvet: Side A,” Lambert said he is “so proud” of Smith, who recently embraced the gender-neutral pronouns “they” and “them.”

“On a personal level, I’m really happy for Sam that they’ve found their truth and they’re feeling liberated by it,” Lambert told the magazine in the interview published Monday. “At some point, you have to break through the ceiling and discuss trans or non-binary issues … they’re really doing a bold thing. It’s time.”

Though Smith has drawn praise from other LGBTQ artists and advocacy groups, they’ve received a fair share of backlash, too. Speaking on “Good Morning Britain,” British media personality Piers Morgan suggested that Smith had only shared their pronouns as a publicity stunt, calling the announcement “a load of nonsense.”

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