Adam Lambert Goes Casual At LAX, Performing Tonight At Marriage Equality Benefit [PHOTOS]
Adam is heading to Washington D.C. to headline a fundraiser concert benefiting Marylanders for Marriage Equality tonight (September 25, 2012) at D.C.’s legendary 9:30 Club.
Lambert, an American Idol veteran and the first openly gay mainstream pop artist to debut at number one on the Billboard album chart with his newest release “Trespassing,” thinks marriage equality should be a bipartisan issue.
Here is what Adam had to say.
“Ideally, that’s what being an American is — that we all have a shot [at marriage]. I hear a lot of arguments against it, where [gay activists] say, ‘We should be focusing on economic issues and not human rights issues, for the election.’ There’s some value in that. But I also think, ‘You know what? This is an economic issue for gay people. We should have the same right as a straight couple to have a tax exemption…. We should be able to raise a family that’s equally protected under the law.”
“I’m about freedom of expression more than anything else,” he says. “I like to push buttons a little bit — buttons that are kind of perverse or contrary. I like to take the other side and challenge things. It’s just who I am. It’s part of my personality.”
Tickets for this event start at $125. If you want to attend and help Adam with his support of gay marriage, you can buy tickets from ticketfly.com.