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Adam Lambert launches foundation for LGBTQIA+ people.

Musician, actor and activist Adam Lambert has launched the Feel Something Foundation (FSF), with the mission to support LGBTQ+ organisations that are moving the needle for communities of all ages and backgrounds.

Founded by Adam in late 2019, the Feel Something Foundation is the result of a career traveling the world, meeting global members of the community, hearing their stories and witnessing first-hand the difficulties LGBTQ+ people continue to face in all areas of life. 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. This will be achieved through working with charities that have a mission or project directly focussed on impacting the LGBTQ+ community in areas of Education & the Arts; Homelessness; Suicide Prevention & Mental Health. The Feel Something Foundation wants to abolish “coming out” as a term used to define someone simply being themselves.

FSF will build its revenue through the personal charitable contributions of its founder, directors and with public funds raised through fundraising and awareness campaigns, events and initiatives. The first fundraiser will be initiated in the coming weeks with an online clothing auction of some of Adam’s best looks. Initial charities will be chosen based on those Adam has worked with previously and that stand for the positive, progressive messages of the Feel Something Foundation in supporting and empowering LGBTQ+ communities.


The Community Brave Foundation Launches Sydney Swans Anti-Bullying Video At BULLY Movie Screening

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The Community Brave Foundation has launched its latest anti-bullying video featuring the Sydney Swans at a sold out event of the powerful US Documentary – BULLY. The special advanced screening in Sydney last night was hosted by Shelly Horton and featured inspiring speeches from Charlotte Dawson and Adam Williams, proud supporters of The Community Brave Foundation.

Recently the Sydney Swans participated in a video focused on affirming the anti-bullying message to young people of Australia, echoing the strong messages that bullying has no place in our society. The video features star players Tommy Walsh, Nick Smith and Shane Mumford.

Foundation chairman, Rami Mandow, commented on the video stating “Having an anti-bullying message come from a high profile team such as the Sydney Swans really helps affirm the message to a larger and more diverse audience. These guys are role models to lots of young people and if this message can be delivered to these young people through video and social media, then we can really start to hope that we are getting through to not just the victims of bullying, but also the bystanders and the bullies themselves.

“We wanted to premiere the Swans video on the same night as our screening of BULLY as we wanted to link our message of not standing by and being complacent with the great sportsmanship shown by the Sydney Swans.”

The film BULLY, by Emmy award winning director Lee Hirsch is a character-driven documentary, following the lives of several US families and their bullying experiences. Created to stir up emotions, last nights screening had attendees on a rollercoaster of emotions – from crying to cheering, as the film portrayed the stories of young people who experience bullying and parents who have lost their children through suicide due to bullying.

“The film is confronting, alarming and will make you cry,” said Mandow “but it’s time we used these raw emotions to awaken the nation to the alarming epidemic that is sweeping across the globe. It’s time we, as a society, all contribute and work towards a solution to fix this problem. It’s everyone’s responsibility”.

Mandow recently was invited to participate in a discussion with the Minister of Education, The Hon. Peter Garrett MP on Ten Late News about this film, and a new national strategy against bullying the government has recently introduced.

Charlotte Dawson and Adam Williams both shared their personal experiences of online and offline bullying at the film screening drawing large applause from the audience for their contribution to The Community Brave Foundation and helping fight bullying in Australia.

You can join the Sydney Swans in supporting the Community Brave Foundation on their official Group - you can also watch the videos!

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