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Saturday, July 7, 2018 5:56am ET by  

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Adam Lambert: "I think Pride is more important than ever"

Pride takes place in London today (July 7) and Adam Lambert spoke to the British GQ on the eve of it.

Speaking about the celebration, he said: "Pride is always going to be an important element, because it brings people together, so the community feels like a community and it’s a cause for celebration. Let’s celebrate who we are.

"And that’s timeless. In the United States we’ve had a lot of forward momentum, as far as equality and disability goes.

"Our current political climate is very weird right now and it’s creating a lot of tension and pressure, so back home I think Pride is more important than ever.

"Events in Paris, events in Orlando, Ariana’s concert – all these terrible tragedies have scared me. I feel somewhat reassured by amazing security teams that have been put into place, at least for our concerts.

"I think there's a lot of new security protocols that have been put into place, both on stage and in the audience, so that makes me feel better. Letting that stop what we do is letting them win and we don’t want that."

When asked if he felt forced to be a mouthpiece for the gay community by the public, he answered:

"I can see both sides of it, to be honest with you. Because I think that a lot of good can come out of being proud.

"That’s what Pride is, this whole idea that you have nothing to hide and you’ve accepted yourself and you demand people accept you for who you are.

"If it weren’t for people coming out and being confident and matter of fact about it, we wouldn’t be where we are today.

"I think it’s up to the individual, to be honest with you. It depends on how you want your relationship with the public to be."

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