Lady Gaga may talk like she's imitating Madonna, and dress like she impersonating an alien, but you have to admit she's quite the role model for a lot of young people.
Lady Gaga has just announced that she will launch the Born This Way Foundation (inspired by her last album title) on February 29 at an event at Harvard University. The Foundation aims to promote youth empowerment and equality and ideally end childhood bullying.
Gaga is launching the charity with her mother, Cynthia Germanotta who says, “My daughter's foundation was born out of her passion to create a better world where people are kinder and nicer to one another and are accepted for who they are, regardless of how different they may be.”
I can't tell if those weren't just the lyrics to “Born This Way.”
Gaga has always been very involved in the LGBT community and especially her passion to end childhood bullying.
She was recently named the Hero Award by the Trevor Project, and during her acceptance speech she talked about trying to make bullying a hate crime.
Gaga was also nominated for an Outstanding Music Artist Award at the GLAAD Media Awards for her fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the LGBT community.
Lady Gaga also reportedly met with President Obama in September to discuss anti-bullying legislation.
Gaga's new organization partners up with Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet an Society, the MacArthur Foundation and the California Endowment. Lady Gaga is well on her way to joining a great number of celebrity turned activists like Bono, Sting, The Jolie-Pitts, and Sean Penn.