Lady Gaga Set to Launch Anti-Bullying Charity

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January 23, 2012; Source: Xperedon Charity News   |   Stefani Germanotta, commonly known as pop music sensation Lady Gaga, is partnering with Harvard University and well known foundations to launch her new anti-bullying charity, the Born This Way Foundation, on February 29 at Harvard’s Sanders Theatre. The charity will focus on critical issues impacting youth around the world: self-confidence, anti-bullying, well-being, mentoring and career development.

Born This Way will place heavy emphasis on combating the bullying of LGBT youth, an issue the celebrity has promoted throughout her career (the pop star is currently nominated for outstanding music artist by the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation). Gaga also aims to use digital communications tools to spread a message of integration and acceptance.

In addition to Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society and the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Born This Way is also partnering with the John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and the California Endowment.

Gaga’s mother, Cynthia Germanotta, who plans to attend the Harvard launch event, commented on her daughter’s nonprofit: “She has experienced many of the struggles that our youth encounter today, and identifies with the lasting effects they can have without proper support. Together, we look forward to creating a new movement that will engage and empower youth and accept them as valuable members of our society.”

Lady Gaga is on a philanthropic roll, topping the list of 2011’s most charitable celebrities, and the Born This Way Foundation seems to be starting off on promising ground with heavy support from renowned foundations and a clear, direct mission. NPQ looks forward to seeing how this charity aims to address youth empowerment and bullying, and how it will implement concrete results. –Aine Creedon

  • Lucy

    😆 great idea!

  • Janet

    Now here is a mission long over due! Lada Gaga .. is much more than a stunning musical sensation, she’s a beacon of light in this world. After witnessing her thoughtful and detailed approach in launching first class productions, this new philanthropic mission is incredibly exciting. It sings sustainability!

    Janet

  • cecilia glover

    Dear Lady GaGa: i am the school psychologist at Walker Middle Magnet School in Tampa Florida. We are finishing our Olweus Bullying Prevention Program on May 21st, 2014 with the whole student boy (950 students). We were wondering if you have any thing you would like to say or add to our day? Thank you for all of your anti-bullying work- you have saved many students !! Cecilia Glover