Out artist Adam Lambert spent the weekend under the Miami sun during the 5th Annual Miami Beach Gay Pride celebration. On Saturday he attended a press conference where he was awarded the key to the city of Miami Beach and Sunday he headlined the big Pride event in South Beach’s Lummus Park. Scantily-clad male dancers performed alongside Glambert, who sang songs from his album Trespassing, which debuted last spring at number one (and making him the first openly gay artist to do so.) After the jump, check out a video of Lambert performing the album’s title-track “Trespassing” and “Naked Love.” You can also read The Advocate’s November 2011 cover story, “Reinventing Adam Lambert” here.
We came across this great fractal-rainbow image of Obama. We contacted the artist to tell us a bit about it.
“My name is Tom Vasquez, I am an artist and designer living in Brooklyn, New York. Earlier this month, I was inspired to create this image of President Obama as a tribute to his historic decision in support of marriage equality. I admire the president for taking a stand for what’s right. Since creating this piece, I’ve had many requests to put it on tee-shirts for Pride month and beyond. My ultimate hope is to have the president sign one of the limited edition prints I will be producing and to have it displayed prominently in my apartment!” www.tomvasquez.com
Chevrolet kicked off Detroit’s Motor City pride last week with an LGBT-targeted print ad for the Volt, their new electric-hybrid car. It features the compact car “coming out” to his “parents” as electric, followed by a rainbow stripe with copy that reads Happy Motor City pride from the entire Chevrolet family. See the ad above!
Kele Okereke, the openly gay frontman of Brit rock band Bloc Party covers The Advocate’s pride double issue this summer. After the jump, see an exclusive unreleased image, as well as a couple behind the scenes shots from his cover shoot with David Needleman in New York City.