Lady Gaga launching foundation
Published 20/01/2012 | 11:58
Lady Gaga is launching a foundation to promote youth empowerment and equality.
The Edge Of Glory singer will launch the Born This Way Foundation - which will focus on issues like self-confidence and anti-bullying - with her mother Cynthia Germanotta at Harvard University next month, reports Access Hollywood.
Gaga's mum said in a statement: "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."
Gaga, 25, has long been a supporter of anti-bullying legislation and has been recognised for her humanitarian work.
And just last night (Thursday) the singer's work in encouraging equal rights for the gay community was recognised when she and her album Born This Way were singled out with a nomination in the Outstanding Music Artist category at the GLAAD (Gay And Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) Media Awards.