Adam Lambert has never made much of a secret of his sexuality. Even before officially coming out, the 'American Idol' runner-up refused to shy away from public speculation that he might be gay. Finally, in a "who didn't see this coming" interview with Rolling Stone, Lambert stated: "I don't think it should be a surprise for anyone to hear that I'm gay."

But MSNBC reports that Lambert's own record label tried to underplay his homosexuality in advance of the upcoming release 'For Your Entertainment.' In Out magazine's latest issue, Editor-in-Chief Aaron Hicklin tells Lambert that, while he took second place in the latest season of 'American Idol,' he is "the real winner for those of us who saw your success as a test of America's growing tolerance.

"It's unfortunate, therefore, that your record label and management don't share the same view," he adds. But with Lambert's popularity stable in the aftermath of his big reveal... why not?