Lady Gaga – artists who have something to say

Lady Gaga – artists who have something to say

Ignore voices that aim to divide us, this only leads to more violence between people. We must unite as humans, where we are all the same. – Lady Gaga (via twitter)

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Lady Gaga is one of the international stars who really takes care of the world around her. She uses her worldwide known public person to speak out and take action. Lady Gaga has millions of fans and she is aware of her position as an influencer. But she is not only an influencer she is also a good listener. She understands the young generation and their feelings and problems. She knows what they are looking for. She is part of this huge community and she really knows what she is talking about.

Here you can find two examples of Lady Gaga’s speeches and discussions:

Lady Gaga sat down with the Dalai Lama Sunday for a conversation that was broadcast on Facebook Live. In their 20-minute talk, the singer and His Holiness discussed the power of kindness and compassion, finding inner peace and the Lama’s advice to people struggling with personal issues. (Text: Rolling Stone magazine)

 

Speaking at a Los Angeles vigil, for the victims of the horrific mass shooting at an Orlando gay club on Sunday, Lady Gaga urged those listening to “pledge an allegiance of love” to the victims and their loved ones. Visibly emotional, her voice quavering, Gaga then read the names and ages of the 49 people killed by the gunman in the attack. As arguably one of the biggest gay icons of the new century, Gaga has an obvious personal connection to the L.G.B.T.Q.+ community…(Text: Vanity Fair)

More Facts about Lady Gaga’s Activism

Philanthropy

Gaga delivering a speech at the 2009 National Equality March

Alongside her music career, Gaga has contributed to various charities. For natural disasters, Gaga has helped various relief efforts. Although declining an invitation to appear on the single „We Are the World 25“ to benefit victims of the 2010 Haiti earthquake, she donated the proceeds of her concert of January 24, 2010, at New York’s Radio City Music Hall to the country’s reconstruction relief fund. All profits from her official online store on that day were also donated. Gaga announced that an estimated total of $500,000 was collected for the fund. Hours after the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami hit Japan on March 11, 2011, Gaga tweeted a message and a link to Japan Prayer Bracelets. All revenue from a bracelet she designed in conjunction with the company was donated to relief efforts. As of March 29, 2011, the bracelets raised $1.5 million. However, attorney Alyson Oliver filed a lawsuit against Gaga in Detroit in June 2011, noting that the bracelet was subject to a sales tax and an extra $3.99 shipping charge was added to the price. She also believed that not all proceeds from the bracelets would go to the relief efforts, demanding a public accounting of the campaign and refunds for people who had bought the bracelet. Gaga’s spokesperson called the lawsuit „meritless“ and „misleading“. On June 25, 2011, Gaga performed at MTV Japan’s charity show in Makuhari Messe, which benefited the Japanese Red Cross.

In 2012, Gaga joined the anti-fracking campaign Artists Against Fracking. In October 2012, Gaga was reported to have met the founder of Wikileaks, Julian Assange, at the Ecuadorean embassy in London. On October 9, 2012, Yoko Ono gave Gaga and four other activists the LennonOno Grant for Peace in Reykjavík, Iceland. On November 6, 2012, Gaga pledged to donate $1 million to the American Red Cross to help the victims of Hurricane Sandy. Gaga also contributes in the fight against HIV and AIDS, focusing on educating young women about the risks of the disease. In collaboration with Cyndi Lauper, Gaga joined forces with MAC Cosmetics to launch a line of lipstick under their supplementary cosmetic line, Viva Glam. In a press release, Gaga declared, „I don’t want Viva Glam to be just a lipstick you buy to help a cause. I want it to be a reminder when you go out at night to put a condom in your purse right next to your lipstick.“ The sales of Gaga-endorsed Viva Glam lipstick and lip gloss have raised more than $202 million to fight HIV and AIDS.

On April 7, 2016, Gaga joined Vice President Joe Biden at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, to support Biden’s It’s On Us campaign as he travels to colleges on behalf of the organization, which has seen 250,000 students from more than 530 colleges sign a pledge of solidarity and activation.[267] On June 26, 2016, Gaga attended the 84th Annual US Conference of Mayors in Indianapolis where she joined with Dalai Lama to talk about the power of kindness and how to make the world a more compassionate place.[268] The Chinese government added Gaga to a list of hostile foreign forces, and Chinese websites and media organizations were ordered to stop uploading or distributing her songs. The Publicity Department of the Communist Party of China (CCPPD) also issued order for State-controlled media to condemn this meeting.[269] On July 28, 2016, Gaga headlined a private concert in Camden, New Jersey, called Camden Rising, as part of the 2016 Democratic National Convention in support of Hillary Clinton.[270]

Born This Way Foundation

In 2012, she launched the Born This Way Foundation (BTWF), a non-profit organization that focuses on youth empowerment and issues like self-confidence, well-being, anti-bullying, mentoring, and career development. It takes its name from the 2011 single and album. Media proprietor Oprah Winfrey, writer Deepak Chopra, and United States Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius spoke at the inauguration at Harvard University. The foundation’s original funding included $1.2 million from Gaga, $500,000 from the MacArthur Foundation, and $850,000 from Barneys New York. In July 2012, the BTWF partnered with Office Depot, which donated 25% of the sales-a minimum of $1 million-of a series of limited edition back-to-school products that promote the foundation’s message. The foundation’s initiatives have included, in March–April 2012, a poster competition that asked participants to submit images that answer the question „What does bravery mean to you?“; the „Born Brave Bus“ that would follow her on tour as a youth drop-in center as an initiative against bullying, and the „Born Brave“ community and school groups.

In October 2015, at the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, Gaga joined 200 high school students, policy makers, and academic officials, including Peter Salovey to discuss ways to recognize and channel emotions for positive outcomes. In 2016, the foundation partnered with Intel, Vox Media and Re/code to fight online harassment. It was also announced that the sale of the cover of the 99th issue of the V magazine, which featured Gaga and Kinney, was donated to the foundation to bring cutting-edge, social-emotional intelligence research. Gaga and Elton John released a clothing and accessories line on Macy’s on May 9, 2016, entitled Love Bravery, in which twenty-five percent of each purchase will support the Born This Way Foundation and the Elton John AIDS Foundation.

LGBT advocacy

Lady Gaga speaking against „Don’t ask, don’t tell„, in Portland, Maine, 2010

Lady Gaga is an outspoken activist for LGBT rights worldwide. She attributes much of her early success as a mainstream artist to her gay fans and is considered a gay icon. Early in her career she had difficulty getting radio airplay, and stated, „The turning point for me was the gay community.“ She thanked FlyLife, a Manhattan-based LGBT marketing company with whom her label Interscope works, in the liner notes of The Fame.  One of her first televised performances was in May 2008 at the NewNowNext Awards, an awards show aired by the LGBT television network Logo. After The Fame was released, she revealed that the song „Poker Face“ was about her bisexuality. In an interview with Rolling Stone, she spoke about how her boyfriends were uncomfortable with her bisexuality. When she appeared as a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in May 2009, she praised DeGeneres for for inspiring women and the gay community.

Gaga spoke at the 2009 National Equality March in Washington, D.C. in support of LGBT movement, and described the appearance as „the single most important moment“ of her career. She attended the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards accompanied by four gay and lesbian former members of the United States Armed Forces who had been unable to serve openly under the U.S. military’s „Don’t ask, don’t tell“ (DADT) policy. Gaga released three videos on YouTube urging her fans to contact their Senators in an effort to overturn DADT. In September 2010 she spoke at a Servicemembers Legal Defense Network’s rally in Portland, Maine. Following this event, editors of The Advocate commented that she had become a „fierce advocate“ for gays and lesbians. Gaga appeared at Europride, a pan-European international event dedicated to LGBT pride, held in Rome in June 2011. She criticized the intolerant state of gay rights in many European countries and described gay people as „revolutionaries of love“. Gaga was ordained as a minister by the Universal Life Church Monastery so that she could officiate the wedding of long-time friends, both of whom were women. In June 2016, during a vigil held in Los Angeles for victims of the attack at the gay nightclub Pulse in Orlando, Gaga read aloud the names of the 49 people killed in the attack, and also gave a supporting speech.Later that month, Gaga appeared in Human Rights Campaign‘s tribute video to the victims of that attack. (Text Wikipedia

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