(Huffington Post) NEW YORK — “American Idol” runner-up Adam Lambert has landed the cover of Rolling Stone magazine, where he talks about sex, drugs and his “Idol” experiences. The 27-year-old singer from San Diego acknowledges in an interview that he’s gay, and says it shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone. “I’m proud of my sexuality,” he says. “I embrace it. It’s just another part of me.”
Lambert says he was inspired to audition for the Fox network singing competition after having a “psychedelic experience” at the Burning Man festival in Nevada. There, he says, he experimented with “certain funguses.”
He also reveals that he began smoking pot and tried Ecstasy for the first time while performing in a European production of “Hair” in his early twenties.
Adam Lambert coming out of the cannabis (and shrooms and E) closet is more surprising than acknowledging his sexuality. Adam’s was the least-closed closet door since Liberace’s, so I doubt many are surprised and fewer are concerned. But he admits his recent cannabis, fungus, and drug use and doesn’t seem to regret it or speak of it in the past tense, as in “began smoking pot” and not “smoked pot”. Americans aren’t used to the open embrace of drug use and culture. The runner up on American Idol tripped at Burning Man, people!