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Adam Lambert: 'The US media is gay obsessed - my sexuality precedes everything I do'

Adam Lambert has opened up about how his sexuality is perceived in the media.

The singer is credited with being the first openly gay artist to have a US No.1 album, which he achieved in 2012 with 'Trespassing'.

The vocalist told the Telegraph that he still feels, however, that the media in North America focus too much on his sexuality.

Speaking about performing in Queen, who were formerly fronted by the late Freddie Mercury, Lambert said:

"Freddie dressed like a leather daddy in a group called Queen. Back then, it was almost like people didn’t want to hear it, and they certainly didn’t want to talk about it.

"Right now, the US media is gay obsessed. My sexuality precedes everything I do. It is not the easiest thing to navigate. You want to be open and make your community proud, but at the same time you don’t want to alienate everyone else."

Talking meanwhile about the reasons behind auditioning for American Idol in 2009, the singer added:

"I was 27, I knew I was past the prime zone, and I’m openly gay. I thought the worst that could happen was I would get some notoriety and it might bump my theatre career up a couple of notches."

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