Adam Lambert on Hunger TV
Adam Lambert is "thrilled" to have played a part in changing the music industry's attitude to homosexual artists.
The openly gay singer - who confirmed his sexuality in a magazine interview in June 2009 - is pleased he has made a "statement" in the industry by being open about his sexuality and hopes the term "gay" will not be thought of as a "label" in the near future.
Speaking about how inclusive the music industry is, he said: "It's quickly changing along with society. I'm thrilled. We have entered a time with a much more level playing field.
"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."
While the 33-year-old star likes the idea of inspiring others with his work, he would rather not be considered a role model because he is "flawed" and doesn't enjoy the "pressure" that comes with being an exemplar to his fans.
Speaking to Hunger TV magazine - which features the star in a photoshoot captured by photographer Rankin - he added: "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."
Adam's new single 'Ghost Town' will be released on April 21 and his third studio album 'The Original High' will be out later this spring.
The full feature on Adam Lambert is available to read on http://www.hungertv.com/feature/the-interview-adam-lambert/