Adam Lambert says there is power in ‘coming out’

American singer Adam Lambert
American singer Adam Lambert

Adam Lambert came out as gay as “an act of defiance”.

The For Your Entertainment hitmaker decided to open up about his sexuality soon after starring on ‘American Idol’ as he felt a real “power” in coming out after the media publicly outed him.

He told BBC News: “It was stressful, and it was confusing. I was like: ‘What am I supposed to do?’ In hindsight, I realise there is power in coming out.

“It’s also a form of activism.”

— Adam Lambert

“The act of declaring your sexuality publicly, once you’re a public figure, is an act of defiance in some ways, and it’s also a form of activism.”

Adam previously revealed that he met his boyfriend on Instagram.

The 37-year-old singer felt an “instant” connection with Javi Costa Polo after they started chatting on the photo-sharing app.

Asked by RuPaul if he’s scared of meeting “freaks” on the site, he replied: “I love meeting freaks on Instagram. I think after this much time I’m a pretty good judge of character. Every once in a while, I screw up, but I’m cautious.”