Stepping out to receive a well-deserved honor, Adam Lambert attended the 2011 EQCA Equality Awards in Beverly Hills, California on Saturday night (August 13).
The “American Idol” alum worked the red carpet before grabbing a seat at the Beverly Hilton hotel venue for the annual event honoring “the inspirational leaders and outstanding allied organizations whose selfless work helps create a better world for all people.”
During the course of the festivities, Lambert took the stage to be presented with the “Equality Idol Award” – which was doted unto him by Grammy-nominated recording artist, Sam Sparro.
Meanwhile, the 29-year-old also was coaxed onstage by presenter Kathy Griffin to perform a spontaneous duet of the song “Mad World.”
Tweeting upon the conclusion of the 2011 Equality Awards, Lambert wrote, “Thank you Equality California for such a lovely evening!! And @sam_sparro for a great intro. ”
Prior to the event, Adam voiced his joy over the accolade, as he said, “I am so honored to be invited to and recognized by the Equality California event. It’s a pivotal time in the progress of equal rights and I’m very grateful to be the subject of such broad visibility. I strive to lead by example by making no apologies for or withholding my identity as a proud and comfortable gay man. I strongly believe that ALL people have a fundamental right to love who they want to love and if they so choose, have their union recognized by the laws of this country regardless of sex, age, race or religious affiliation. I am hopeful that we are getting closer everyday to this idea of Equality.”