Adam Lambert auctioning stage costumes for LGBTQ charity

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 insist…

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.

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Polo Ralph Lauren launches Pride capsule collection

Polo Ralph Lauren has launched its first-ever Pride collection. The label has been a champion of gay rights for more than 25 years, but this is the first time it has produced a dedicated line and digital marketing campaign to support the lesbian, gay,…

Polo Ralph Lauren has launched its first-ever Pride collection.

The label has been a champion of gay rights for more than 25 years, but this is the first time it has produced a dedicated line and digital marketing campaign to support the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community.

The Pride capsule collection features a five-piece gender-neutral assortment for men, women and children, focusing on inclusion and individuality.

According to WWD, 100 per cent of sales from the graphic T-shirt – and 50 per cent of the price of each polo shirt, hoodie, hat and tote – will be donated to the Stonewall Community Foundation, a non-profit organisation that benefits LGBTQ groups around the world.

Polo Ralph Lauren has also chosen a diverse group of individuals for their online marketing campaign, including Olympic medalist and activist Gus Kenworthy; ballet dancer Harper Watters, and writer, comedian and actress Patti Harrison.

Alice Delahunt, chief digital officer of Ralph Lauren, said the company has donated to LGBTQ charities including amfAR, God’s Love We Deliver, and the Elton John AIDS Foundation.

The company has also sponsored the AIDS Walk New York since 1990.

“But we haven’t done a Pride campaign before,” Delahunt noted, a gay woman who joined Ralph Lauren from Burberry. “But it’s part of who we are and it means a lot to us.”

The Pride capsule collection features the Polo Pony reimagined in rainbow stripes and prices range from $29.50 (£23) for a children’s T-shirt and $58 (£46) for an adult T-shirt to $128 (£101) for a hoodie.

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Harry Styles donates Gucci boots to LGBTQ charity

Harry Styles has donated a pair of Gucci boots to an LGBTQ and mental health charity.The 24-year-old is a firm supporter of the gay community and has featured Pride rainbow flags onstage during his recent tour, including one that read: “Make America Ga…

Harry Styles has donated a pair of Gucci boots to an LGBTQ and mental health charity.

The 24-year-old is a firm supporter of the gay community and has featured Pride rainbow flags onstage during his recent tour, including one that read: “Make America Gay Again.”

To continue his support for the cause, the former One Direction singer has donated his own personal pair of Gucci rainbow boots to organisation London Friend, which were auctioned off in London at a charity raffle on Saturday (07Jul18), to celebrate Pride month and the London Pride parade which took place on the same day.

An Instagram video uploaded by Blouse, a contemporary fashion label “loaded with new sexuality” which helped organise the event, showed the moment a lucky girl won the Sign of the Times star’s fabulous footwear.

Ayesha from The Netherlands can be seen excitedly removing the boots from their box while she and three excitable friends dance with joy. The account also revealed that the auction raised a total of $15,980 (£12,000) for London Friend in total.

Harry has had a longstanding relationship with Gucci and even fronted the Italian fashion house’s latest campaign.

Images from the ads show the singer posing alongside several dogs as well as a chicken against the background of a London fish and chip shop.

The British star has also allegedly helped boost Gucci’s menswear sales thanks for his penchant for the brand’s designs when it comes to his outfits on stage.

Citing data compiled by online retail shopping tool Lyst, researchers stated: “Harry drove thousands of searches for men’s Gucci floral shirts and suits, wearing the brand throughout his 2017 tour and public appearances.”

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Zosia Mamet and Evan Jonigkeit model J.Crew’s new charity T-shirt

Zosia Mamet and husband Evan Jonigkeit are promoting J. Crew’s new line of charitable T-shirts.American retailer J. Crew has teamed with civil rights organisation Human Rights Campaign (HRC) on a line of tops which bear the slogan “Love first”, and are…

Zosia Mamet and husband Evan Jonigkeit are promoting J. Crew’s new line of charitable T-shirts.

American retailer J. Crew has teamed with civil rights organisation Human Rights Campaign (HRC) on a line of tops which bear the slogan “Love first”, and are available in men’s, women’s and children’s sizes, and three sock designs.

To celebrate LGBTQ Pride Month, J.Crew will be donating 50 per cent of the purchase price of the T-shirts and socks to HRC, and Zosia and Evan are happy to be part of the project.

“Five years ago, I met this human and experienced the joy of falling in love with him. My love for him and his for me have taught me more about myself and the world than any other life experience I’ve had to date (sic),” Zosia posted on Instagram next to a picture of her and Evan in the tees. “But most of all it has taught me that love makes us better beings. And it is also a choice, to love. My hope for the world is that we all make that choice more often, to lead with love. Love for each other and for ourselves. Because with love comes understanding and with understanding comes acceptance and with acceptance comes peace. George Sand said, ‘There is only one happiness in this life, to love and to be loved.'”

The Girls star finished her message by thanking J. Crew and HRC for spreading the love first message, and Evan for his love.

X-Men: Days of Future Past actor Evan shared his own message on Instagram, explaining how important the LGBTQ community is to him, and even though “great strides in equality” have been made, there is still a long way to go.

The T-shirts are priced from $33 to $50.50 (£24 – £38), while the socks cost $19 (£14) each.

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