Adam Lambert comes out in the new issue of Rolling Stone.

See the cover and get the scoop on Adam's sexuality and his new album!

]]>Adam, "who is proud of my sexuality," tells RS: “I don’t think it should be a surprise for anyone to hear I’m gay.

“I’ve been living in Los Angeles for eight years as a gay man. I’ve been at clubs, drunk, making out with somebody in the corner.”

Lambert also tells RS that he almost told reporters after the "Idol" finale but thought coming out in Rolling Stone would be "cooler." Lambert also acknowledged that winner Kris Allen was totally his type. And he found it "distracting"  when producers put them in the same room at the beginning of the show.

2114 "I think he's happier that he can be himself and it's nice," Allen told People about Lambert’s relationship with hunky Drake LaBry, with whom he's been photographed holding hands. "Adam is who he is and he's not afraid. I support him in whatever he does."

Allen has met Adam's friend LaBry, thinks he a really nice guy and calls the two young men a “cool combination.”

"Drake's from Louisiana and Adam is from L.A.," he told People. "But they click well and they're really nice together."

Are you surprised by the news?

UPDATE: 8:49 AM:  Adam Lambert has signed a record deal with 19 Entertainment and RCA Recordings. His debut album is expected in the fall. “I’m thrilled that we’ve come to a creative and collaborative partnership and look forward to developing a really exciting album,” Lambert's statement says.  “We are 100 percent on the same page and are all anxiously awaiting the start of the recordings. It’s going to be ridiculous! Get Ready!!!”

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Photo: WireImage, top; cover, courtesy of Rolling Stone

Posted by:Elizabeth Snead