GaGa To Launch Born This Way Foundation Next Month
Lady G will kick off proceedings with a fete at Harvard University...
Lady GaGa and her mother Cynthia Germanotta have announced that their Born This Way Foundation will launch on 29th February with a fete at Harvard University.
Back in November last year, the Marry The Night singer and her mum confirmed plans to establish the non-profitable organisation, which hopes to promote youth empowerment and equality by encouraging self-confidence, well-being and bringing bullying to an end.
The 25-year old star will be joined at Havard's Sanders Theatre by her project partners - Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet and Society, the MacArthur Foundation and the California Endowment.
GaGa has long been a supporter of anti-bullying legislation, reportedly meeting with President Barack Obama to discuss the topic in September and visiting the White House in early December to discuss the issue with administration officials.
She dedicated her performance of Hair at last year's iHeartRadio Festival in Las Vegas to Jamey Rodemeyer - a 14-year-old fan who took his own life after years of homophobic abuse.
Last year, Lady G also topped DoSomething.org's list of the most charitable celebrities, in part for her work on behalf of gay rights causes, as well as receiving a gay inspiration award from the Trevor Project for her work on behalf of young homosexual people.
Speaking of the BTWF in a statement, GaGa's mother claimed: "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,
"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."