Lady Gaga and her mother, Cynthia Germanotta, have co-created the Born This Way Foundation it’s set to launch on February 29th with the help from Oprah Winfrey.
Lady Gaga took a more prominent role in gay rights and bullying in the Born This Way Foundation after 14-year-old fan Jamey Rodemeyer committed suicide due to the bullying he was receiving over his sexual preference.
Afterward, Gaga sent a Twitter message to President Obama saying, “Bullying must become … illegal. It is a hate crime,” and “I am meeting with our President. I will not stop fighting. This must end. Our generation has the power to end it. Trend it #MakeALawForJamey.”
The foundation kick off will take place at The Berkman Center at Harvard where attendees will include Oprah, Indian medical doctor Deepak Chopra, U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, and Harvard Law professor Charles Ogletree, and others.
The mission statement of the foundation reads, “This way, towards bravery, where youth are empowered. This way, towards a acceptance where humanity is embraced. This way, towards love where individuality is encouraged.”
The non-for-profit organization will address issues like self-confidence, well-being, anti-bullying, mentoring and career development through research, education and advocacy.