Queen singer Adam Lambert announced the launch of his new non-profit advocacy group, Feel Something Foundation, whose mission is to “support LGBTQ+ organisations that are moving the needle for communities of all ages and backgrounds”.
The foundation takes its name from Lambert’s first solo track from 2019, ‘Feel Something’.
“This was written about me climbing out of the low period, defying my disillusionment, owning my needs and opening my heart,” the singer shared about the song upon release.
Feel Something Foundation will work hand-in-hand with charities who focus on important issues affecting the LGBTQ+ community including homelessness, the arts, education, suicide prevention and mental health.
The foundation also aims to “abolish ‘coming out’ as a term used to define someone simply for being themselves,” he shared in a statement.
The organisation will first operate using Lambert’s own donations and will raise funds through an online clothing auction of some of his iconic stage outfits over the years. The non-profit’s future activities will also include fundraising events, awareness campaigns, events and other initiatives that will support and LGBTQ+ communities.
Lambert has a busy year with Queen in 2020, as the band prepares to head out on tour again, including a massive 10-show run at London’s O2 Arena, as well as two Manchester Arena gigs, as part of their epic 23-date arena and stadium Rhapsody tour.
Inspired by the Academy Award-winning biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, the tour shows will feature spectacular light displays and interactive visuals. The tour is set to run from mid-July through late August with an all new concert experience.
Next month, Lambert and Queen will perform alongside Alice Cooper, k.d lang, Olivia Newton-John and others at Fire Fight Australia at ANZ Stadium in Sydney on 16 February, which will raise funds for bushfire relief in Australia.