Gotham Gossipist: Lady Gaga To Launch Foundation To Fight Bullying
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – She’s not wearing a cape (yet), but Lady Gaga is looking to be someone’s hero.
New York’s native pop-princess has announced that she will be launching her Born This Way Foundation (BTWF) in February.
According to a press release, the organization will “explore the best ways to reach youth and create a new culture of kindness, bravery, acceptance and empowerment.”
Gaga isn’t alone in this endeavor. The launch party will happen at Harvard University on February 29th, and for good reason. The BTWF will be jointly run with the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
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Gaga has been actively working on anti-bullying outreach since the September 2011 suicide of Jamey Rodemeyer, a teen-aged boy from Buffalo, New York and fan of the singer.
In December, Gaga met with President Obama to discuss what she could do to help put an end to bullying.
The Gaga-run charity will take a keen interest in cyber-bullying, a phenomenon that has led to a string of young suicides in recent years.
“BTWF, a non-profit charitable organization, will address issues like self-confidence, well-being, anti-bullying, mentoring and career development and advocacy,” the press release said. “With a focus on digital mobilization to create positive change, BTWF will lead youth into a braver new society where each individual is accepted and loved as the person they were born to be.”
For more information, visit bornthiswayfoundation.org.
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