Singer Lady Gaga on Wednesday announced
that she is launching a new foundation aimed at ending bullying.
The 25-year-old Lady Gaga announced
that the Born This Way Foundation would be launching some time next
“I'm proud to announce: my mommy + I
have created the Born This Way Foundation,” she wrote on Facebook.
“A place for Bravery, Love, Acceptance.”
The foundation is a partnership with
The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, The California
Endowment and the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at
According to the Associated Press,
the new group will focus on youth empowerment and “issues like
self-confidence, well-being, anti-bullying, mentoring and career
“Together we hope to establish a
standard of Bravery and Kindness, as well as a community worldwide
that protects and nurtures others in the face of bullying and
abandonment,” the pop singer said in a statement.
Lady Gaga has previously spoken out
about the suicides of gay teens who were bullied to death.
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