Adam Lambert: The music industry is quickly changing to be more accepting

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Out gay singer Adam Lambert has said he thinks the music industry is “quickly changing” to become more inclusive.

The star, who came out as gay in 2009, said in an interview with Hunger TV Magazine: ”It’s quickly changing along with society. I’m thrilled. We have entered a time with a much more level playing field.

He continued: ”I think there’s a simple power in being unapologetic and open about who and what you are and not letting it prevent you from getting what you want. In that way, I think I’ve made a statement. My wish is for gay to become less of a label, and more of just one of many great colours in the collective box of humanity. I’m not a separatist. I’m all inclusive.”

”In the past it felt like a lot of pressure. I’ve always said, ‘Don’t do what I do, do what you do.’

”If my personal empowerment motivates someone to explore theirs, then I’m honoured.

”I don’t consider myself a teacher or better than anyone else, I’m flawed and still trying to figure myself out.”

Lambert earlier this year he joined Queen to keep Freddie Mercury’s “memory alive” – not to replace him.

Melanie B last year presented Lambert with GLAAD’s top Media Award, and he gave a speech calling on the LGBT community to “unify, and take it further”.