Lady Gaga Forms "Born This Way" Foundation

Lady GagaDefinitely could've posted a lot more on Wale this week, but I'm going to let the charts speak for themselves on Ambition next week! Plus I know that my Twitter followers and yall reading are probably getting annoyed haha! Thanks for bearing with my addiction.

On to news. Lady Gaga has decided to launch the Born This Way Foundation, according to MTV News. The foundation is being formed to help further inspire young people across the nation. Gaga is even enlisting help from her own mom, Cynthia Germanotta.

Read more about the Foundation after the jump!

"My mother and I have initiated a passion project. We call it the Born This Way Foundation," Gaga said in a statement. "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."

Named after her hit single and album, the foundation will connect with several organizations, including the John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the California Endowment and the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University. Born This Way will focus on "youth empowerment and equality by addressing issues like self-confidence, well-being, anti-bullying, mentoring and career development and will utilize digital mobilization as one of the means to create positive change."

Gaga has definitely stepped up and made her voice known about bullying and teen issues, after hearing about the suicide of bullied gay teen Jamey Rodemeyer. "The past days I've spent reflecting, crying, and yelling," she tweeted back in September, when news of Jamey's death hit news. "I have so much anger. It is hard to feel love when cruelty takes someone's life." She went on to post his "It Gets Better" video, urging that bullying "must become illegal. It is a hate crime."

I admire Gaga for standing up on these issues. Celebs have a lot more power than I think some of them realize, and could definitely make a powerful impact on this planet. Some already have. It's great to see Gaga joining the numbers.

What do you think of Gaga's Born This Way Foundation?

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