Lady Gaga launches Born This Way Foundation

A new initiative from pop super-icon Lady Gaga purportedly will “will focus on youth empowerment and equality by addressing issues like self-confidence, well-being, anti-bullying, mentoring and career development,” according to the Washington Post.

The new website for the initiative keeps it simple, with the only description being:

This Way, Towards Bravery
Where Youth Are Empowered.
This Way, Towards Acceptance
Where Humanity is Embraced.
This Way, Towards Love
Where Individuality is Encouraged.

To be totally honest, I haven’t been able to wrap my mind around Gaga. She seems one part super-genius for the way she’s launched herself to super stardom, but also one part WTF?

I think mega-celebrities have an obligation to use their power and wealth to give back, so I’m all for that. The name foundation implies that BTW (nice acronym!) will re-grant money to existing projects and organizations, but it also sounds like it may have initiatives of it’s own. There are already a number of organizations working on similar issues of youth development and anti-bullying, so I hope their good work is supported by Gaga’s resources and clout.

To be in the loop, you can sign up for emails about the new foundation, to be launched in 2012.

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