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Adam Lambert launches foundation and wants to abolish the term “coming out”

 

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Adam Lambert yesterday announced the launch of his own “Feel Something Foundation.” Posting the new organization’s logo to Instagram, a brief message said: “FEEL SOMETHING FOUNDATION! Mission: to support LGBTQ+ organizations that are moving the needle for communities of all ages and backgrounds.”

Billboard reports that Lambert’s non-profit will work with charities that are helping to improve LGBTQ life in a number of areas, including education, homelessness and suicide prevention.

According to a statement from Lambert, the Foundation, which he found in 2019, also wants to “abolish ‘coming out’ as a term used to define someone simply being themselves.” No further details about this were forthcoming at the time of writing.

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Lambert decided to form the philanthropic foundation following his own global travels, meeting many other members of the LGBTQ community, hearing their stories and witnessing first-hand the difficulties so many continue to face.

“Having spent time throughout his career engaging in LGBTQ+ activism and as a member of the community himself, the foundation sees Adam’s philanthropy institutionalized into an organization with the aim to truly make a difference,” says the launch statement.

The Feel Something’s first fundraiser will be an auction of some of Lambert’s clothing, due to take place over the next few weeks.

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Lambert shot to fame as a contestant on the eighth season of American Idol in 2009. He has enjoyed solo success and become the touring frontman for Queen. He, Brian May and Roger Taylor are currently on the Asian leg of their Rhapsody tour.

Lambert fans will know that Feel Something was the title of a track he released last year.