Lady Gaga launches foundation to promote equality

Friday January 20, 2012

Lady Gaga is launching an organisation to promote youth empowerment and equality.

The Edge Of Glory singer created the Born This Way Foundation - which will focus on issues like self-confidence and anti-bullying - with her mother Cynthia Germanotta, reports Access Hollywood.

Gaga's mum said: "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.

The singer took action after a fan committed suicide over bullying and payed tribute to the youngster at a concert last year (pictured).

Photo: © Getty

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