Adam Lambert has been a busy boy of late.
The American Idol star is best known for his singing talent, but he is also a tireless charity campaigner and this week he’s hit the headlines for two new initiatives he’s taking part in.
Photos of the ‘For Your Entertainment’ star have been doing the rounds this morning, showing Adam and country singer LeAnn Rimes flipping the bird as part of a campaign that sets out to reduce bullying and concentrate on another “F” word – friendship.
Adam has thrown his weight behind LA organisation The Friend Movement and is working with bosses Elliot Dal Pra London and Ronnie Kroell who are aiming to bring a more peaceful message to the American public, by circulating positive images of people of all races, genders, and creeds.
The “New F Word” campaign aims to replace hurtful and insulting “F” words such as “freak” and “fag” with more positive ones such as “friend.”
Various celebrities including Tim Gun, Lance Bass, and Carmen Elektra join Adam and LeAnn in the campaign, which will also aim to take 10,000 pictures of various members of the public who are all standing up against bullying in the US.
Meanwhile, Lambert has teamed up again with AT&T and The Trevor Project as part of the Live Proud campaign.
The telephone company have pledged $25,000 to TVP – a leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth – but with Adam and his fan’s help the money could be doubled, and for everyone who “Likes” the Live Proud campaign on Facebook, AT&T will donate a $1 to The Trevor Project, up to $50,000.
More cash can be raised by taking to Twitter and tweeting @ATT, @TrevorProject or @adamlambert with the hashtag #attliveproud. For this an extra 50C per tweet will be donated.
Lambert fans also have the chance to pick up the prize of a lifetime and by sharing their their most proud moments with the Live Proud team, they stand a chance of picking up one of ten tickets to the Live Proud VIP Experience which will include an exclusive Adam Lambert performance and concert.
Lambert released this video in support of the charity’s efforts and said:
“Too many lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth don’t believe they have a voice — but I want to show them that they do, and encourage them to live free and to live proud.”
You have only a few weeks left to enter as the campaign draws to a close on 30th June and to get you started, here’s a link to the Live Proud Facebook page. Just click ‘like’ and go from there!
It has also been reported this week that Adam is the fans’ favourite choice to join the American Idol judging panel next year.
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