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"Just Sam First LGBTQ American Idol Winner Comes Out as Gay"
It's not as breathlessly dramatic as mj's Blog made it out to be,
however; Sam didn't make a big deal of it. This is the NY Post
I think that's going to be bigger than you think. Remember that the network and sponsors prevented two openly gay champions.
I thought of that. (You're referring to Clay Aiken and Adam Lambert I
presume). But Disney's ABC is far more LGBT-friendly than Rupert
Murcoch's Fox's was. In fact, in the past couple of seasons I thought
that Idol's positive treatment of talented drag queen Ada Vox (Adam
Sanders) and openly gay finalists Jurnee and Jeremiah Lloyd Harmon was
pretty remarkable considering the show's past pretense that gay men
and women simply don't exist.
But having said that, I wonder if Just Sam still would have won if it
had come out that she was gay before the public voting.