Thorughout his career, pop-rock superstar Adam Lambert has always made it a point to celebrate and uplift the LGBTQ community. Now, he’s taking a much bigger step toward making sure that support is causing real change.
On Wednesday (Jan. 22), Lambert announced the launch of the Feel Something Foundation, his new LGBTQ advocacy group aimed at supporting “LGBTQ+ organizations that are moving the needle for communities of all ages and backgrounds,” as the star wrote on his Instagram.
The organization will choose charities to work with based on their goals to create change in specific areas of LGBTQ life, like education, homelessness, suicide prevention and more.
A statement released with the annoucnement also stated that another goal of the Feel Something Foundation is to “abolish ‘coming out’ as a term used to define someone simply being themselves.” The singer has spoken at length about his difficult experience with coming out to the general public after his American Idol stint, which included months of speculation about his sexuality, despite the fact that he was already out to his friends and family.
For those looking to contribute to the organization, the statement also read that there will be fundraising opportunities held in the near future of the campaign. The first, which will be “initiated in the coming weeks,” will offer fans an opportunity to bid on and purchase some of Lambert’s best outfits from his decade-spanning career.
Check out Lambert’s Instagram announcement below: