Adam Lambert launches LGBTQ+ foundation and wants to abolish ‘coming out’

23 January 2020, 11:20

Adam Lambert launches human rights foundation and wants to abolish ‘coming out’
Adam Lambert launches human rights foundation and wants to abolish ‘coming out’. Picture: PA

By Rory O'Connor

Adam Lambert has announced the launch of his new human rights foundation for LGBTQ+ communities on his social media today (January 23).

The 37-year-old singer, who is currently touring with Queen, has named his foundation the “Feel Something Foundation”.

Adam posted: “FEEL SOMETHING FOUNDATION! Mission: to support LGBTQ+ organisations that are moving the needle for communities of all ages and backgrounds.”

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The frontman wants to abolish the term “coming out” as a phrase defining “someone simply being themselves”.

Adam Lambert and Queen's Brian May
Adam Lambert and Queen's Brian May. Picture: PA

Adam said: “I’ve worked with some amazing LGBTQ+ organisations and charities over the years. The Feel Something Foundation will shine a light and support existing charities, whose work is pivotal in empowering the community.”

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A statement posted on behalf of the star read: “Having spent time throughout his career engaging in LGBTQ+ activism and as a member of the community himself, the foundation sees Adam’s philanthropy institutionalised into an organisation with the aim to truly make a difference.

“With the vision to see LGBTQ+ communities of all ages and backgrounds enjoy full human rights within a fully-inclusive society, FSF first aims to ensure support is given to the myriad of issues that continue to disproportionately affect them.”

Adam’s fans took to social media, with one posting: “Congratulations on realising your vision for this foundation. Wonderful initiative. Thank you.”

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“Fantastic news! If I can do something to help, I will,” said another.

A third wrote: “Wow that was quick! You just mentioned creating a foundation and here it is, what a suitable name too!!”