Adam Lambert is auctioning his flamboyant stage outfits to raise funds for LGBTQ organisation GLAAD.
The Ghost Town hitmaker revealed plans to sell his extensive array of costumes during a recent episode of GLAAD’s Together In Pride broadcast and insisted he wanted the items to do more than just “sit in the closet”.
“I thought why don’t we do an auction of these stage pieces, these costumes, and these fashion items. So, I’m partnering with eBay to launch this online auction,” he told host Billy Eichner. “All the proceeds from this auction will go directly to GLAAD, which we are very excited about. I wanted to do something now to raise funds and to give to the community through GLAAD.”
Items in the sale include the Dolce & Gabbana three-piece suit and the green leather jacket Adam wore during the Queen + Adam Lambert The Rhapsody Tour, as well as a Saint Laurent leopard-print tuxedo jacket that he wore when he performed with Queen on The X Factor U.K, and a “leopard print cotton twill suit embellished with jet Swarovski crystals & gold studs”.
“My new organisation @FeelSomethingFoundation is teaming up with @GLAAD and @eBay to auction off 15 of my iconic stage outfits!! 100 per cent of proceeds are going to GLAAD for their continued support of LGBTQ people in need during COVID-19,” the star added in a post on his Instagram page.
Adam launched the Feel Something Foundation in late 2019 to ensure support is given to the myriad of issues that continue to disproportionately affect the LGTBQ community.