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Out pop star Adam Lambert, along with his Feel Something Foundation, is teaming up with the nonprofit organization Pride Live and Pride Media (parent company of The Advocate) to curate the Fourth Annual Stonewall Day. Scheduled for June 6, the event will bring together a top-notch lineup of artists and politicians to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community's resilience, as well as push for action and raise money for queer and trans causes. Lambert will also host two "unplugged" events prior.
A global superstar, Lambert launched the nonprofit FSF in early 2019 "to ensure support is given to the myriad of issues that continue to disproportionately affect the LGBTQ+ community." FSF supports organizations and charities that fight for the rights of all members of the community and have missions "directly focused on impacting the LGBTQ+ community in areas of Education and the Arts, Homelessness, Suicide Prevention, and Mental Health."
"I am so excited to have the Feel Something Foundation partner with Pride Live's Stonewall Day," Lambert said in a statement. "Together we will not only advance the legacy of the Stonewall Rebellion, we will also support LGBTQ+ organizations and issues that continue to disproportionately affect the LGBTQ+ community."
Dr. Yvette C. Burton, president of the Pride Live board of directors, shared his enthusiasm, saying, "Given the success and impact Stonewall Day has achieved since its inception, we are thrilled to welcome Adam to support our global effort on behalf of the Stonewall legacy. His activism and passion define that legacy, and we are proud to have Adam and the Feel Something Foundation as our partners in good."
Lambert also recorded a video about the event. "Each year, Stonewall Day marks the anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall Riots as the start of the LGBTQ rights movement," he says in the clip. "Stonewall Day benefits nonprofits that need our help as they continue to fight for equality."
Leading up to Stonewall Day in June, Lambert will also curate two Stonewall Day Unplugged events on February 18 and April 22. These 20-minute livestreams will feature Lambert discussing Pride, the legacy of the Stonewall riots, current events, and rising LGBTQ+ artists.
Last year's event boasted a truly unforgettable lineup, including now-President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden, former President Barack Obama, Taylor Swift, George Takei, Cynthia Erivo, Kesha, Hayley Kiyoko, Demi Lovato, Dustin Lance Black, Blossom C. Brown, Imara Jones, Katy Perry, Christian Siriano, Justin Tranter, Alok Vaid-Menon, Luke Evans, Chelsea Clinton, Stella Maxwell, Ryan Jamaal Swain, Nico Tortorella, and Maisie Richardson-Sellers, among others.
Last year, Stonewall Day raised funds for the Ally Coalition, Brave Space Alliance, TransLatina Coalition, and the Trans Lifeline. You can follow Pride Live and Feel Something Foundation on social media to learn more and see updates.
Pride Media, owner of The Advocate, is returning this year as the lead LGBTQ+ media partner for Stonewall Day. CEO and editorial director Diane Anderson-Minshall says, "After three successful years as partners, we are thrilled to again be supporting Pride Live's Fourth Annual Stonewall Day and the two Unplugged events prior. At Pride Media, this is part of our Pride365 initiative -- inspiring the full spectrum of LGBTQ+ people to live life with pride all year long."