With 2021 in full swing, queer folks everywhere are already wondering what Pride season will look like this year. Luckily, Adam Lambert is here with an answer.
On Tuesday (Jan. 26), Pride Live and Lambert announced that the star is set to host and “curate” the organization’s fourth annual Stonewall Day event in early June. In collaboration with Lambert’s Feel Something Foundation — an LGBTQ advocacy non-profit — the annual celebration (which will again take place virtually this year) is set feature a number of musical performances and special appearances, each selected and orchestrated by Lambert himself.
“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,” the singer said in a video posted to his Twitter. “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.”
Leading up to the event, Lambert will host two “Stonewall Unplugged” events — on Feb. 18 and April 22 — during which the star will sit down with special guests to talk about “Stonewall Day, the Stonewall legacy, current events, and up and coming LGBTQ+ artists,” according to a press release. Lambert also teased that he will be announcing performers and guests for Stonewall Day 2021 on his social media leading up to the event.
“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,” said Dr. Yvette C. Burton, president of the Pride Live board of directors, in a statement. “His activism and passion define that legacy, and we are proud to have Adam and the Feel Something Foundation as our partners in good.”
Pride Live’s Stonewall Day 2021 will take place on Saturday, June 6. Check out Lambert’s announcement video below: