Queen’s live performance vocalist, Adam Lambert, recently posted a video on his Twitter account and announced that he will be planning Stonewall day 2021, which aims to support organizations that fiercely fight for equality.
Adam Lambert has been highly vocal considering his support for LGBTQ+ rights and he even launched a foundation named the Feel Something Foundation in late 2019 which serves that cause. The foundation also strives to ensure that the charities which support individuals within the LGBTQ+ community, who are facing numerous issues, are being assisted.
Adam Lambert decided to found this organization upon meeting hundreds of people within the LGBTQ+ community from all around the world, and realizing that there are still a lot of problems that need to be addressed. Being a member of the community himself, with the Feel Something Foundation, Adam wanted to institutionalize his support for his community into an organization that strives to make a difference.
With his recent tweet, Adam Lambert announced that as a representative of the Feel Something Foundation, he will be partnering with Pride Live to organize Stonewall day 2021. As you probably know, the Stonewall Riots or the Stonewall Uprising dates back to June 28, 1969, and this day was later established as a commemoration day.
On a summer night, the Stonewall Inn which was known to be one of the most famous gay bars in New York City was raided by the police which soon led to a riot as the armed forces roughly hauled patrons, employees, and customers out of the club. Although police raids in gay bars were very common in the mid-’60s, that was the last straw for the members of the LGBTQ+ community who couldn‘t stand that harassment anymore.
The Stonewall Uprising lasted six days and the protests led to violent clashes with law enforcement. These riots were soon proven to be a catalyst of the LGBTQ+ rights movement, not only in the United States but all around the world. Since then, June 28 has become a special day for both their LGBTQ+ members and their allies, who every year pay tribute to the brave people who stood up for their rights.
49 years later, the social advocacy and community engagement organization named Pride Live established Stonewall Day as a commemoration day and it has been celebrated since then. In 2019, the Stonewall Day event got even bigger and was attended by famous names such as; Geena Rocero, Ryan Jamaal Swain, First Lady of New York City Chirlane McCray, Conchita Wurst, Bob the Drag Queen, and many more. It also included performances by Alex Newell and Alicia Keys.
With his recent tweet, Adam Lambert announced that he will be organizing this year’s Stonewall day in collaboration with Pride Live. In his video, he expressed his excitement about this special day and reminded his fans of the historical importance of this day. He also stressed that the event ‘benefits nonprofits that need our help as they continue to fight for equality.’ Lambert advised his fans to stay tuned as there are going to be some surprising guests and performers.
Here’s what Adam Lambert said in the video:
“Hey everybody, it’s Adam here and I wanted to tell you about a big project that I’ve been working on this year. In June I, on behalf of my Feel Something Foundation, will be partnering with Pride Live to curate Stonewall day 2021, a celebration which will include musical performances and more and I am so excited.
Each year Stonewall day marks the anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall Riots as the start of the LGBTQ+ rights movement. Stonewall day benefits nonprofits that need our help as they continue to fight for equality. So before the big event in early June, check back here on my social channels and on pride live social channels for exclusive interviews and content as we prepare for Stonewall day. See you there.”
Here’s what Adam Lambert said in his recent tweet:
“So proud to announce that I’ll be curating #StonewallDay 2021 on behalf of my LGBTQ+ non-profit Feel Something Foundation in partnership with Real Pride #SWD2021 on Sunday, June 6.
Check back here soon for more announcements on performers and guests!”
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👉🏻Check back here soon for more announcements on performers and guests! pic.twitter.com/C8FH4b1DfC
— ADAM LAMBERT (@adamlambert) January 26, 2021