Adam Lambert wants to get rid of the phrase ‘coming out’ as he launches new charitable venture
Adam Lambert has said he wants to abolish the phrase “coming out”, as he launches his new foundation supporting LGBT+ human rights.
Lambert, 37, is currently on tour with Queen but announced the launch of the Feel Something Foundation on January 22.
He wrote on Instagram that the foundation’s mission was “to support LGBTQ+ organisations that are moving the needle for communities of all ages and backgrounds”.
According to Metro, Lambert 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.”
The American Idol star also said that he wants to get rid of the phrase “coming out” in favour of “someone simply being themselves”.
The newspaper reported that the Feel Something Foundation would support charities and organisations promoting LGBT-inclusive education and working to end LGBT+ homelessness.
A statement by the foundation 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 Lambert previously opened up about struggling with his own mental health.
The Feel Something Foundation will also support charities that promote good mental health, and prevent suicide among LGBT+ people.
In February 2019, Lambert opened up about being “lonely and depressed” in a letter to fans.
Lambert wrote about his mental health: “I’m coming out of a dark period of second-guessing my own artistry and having my mental health suffer because of it.”
He added: “I put all my focus on work and started to feel detached in my personal life. My self worth was suffering, I was lonely, and becoming depressed.”
Lambert said he pulled himself “out of the darkness… with a bit of professional help, and the support of colleagues, friends and family.”
The first fundraiser for the Feel Something Foundation will be an online auction of some of Lamberts most iconic outfits.