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Lady Gaga’s Charitable Foundation Expenses Criticized

MAR 21, 2014 – Lady Gaga's charitable foundation "Born This Way" is being criticized for being long on expenses, and short on actual charity. It is hard to criticize Lady Gaga because she has done tremendous work in promoting LBGT rights, but this looks bad. The foundation's tax records shows that it took in $2.65 million in revenue, and paid out over $400,000 in legal fees, $300,000 for "strategic development" and $150,000 for "philanthropic consulting". Huh? Some very lucky hotels got over $77,000, and then there is the $50,000 for "social-media development" (one of her friends got an awesome job maintaining her Facebook page and Twitter account probably) and other expenses which don't sound too much like actual charity. That word is being blurred these days, from adding a wing to a museum so rich people can view art to religions proselytizing and not actually feeding the poor. Read more about Lady Gaga's foundation Born This Way's mess on NYPost here.  (photo credit: Stephen Carlisle/CC)

Lady Gaga Launches “Born This Way” Foundation

MAR 5, 2012 – Lady Gaga and her mother Cynthia Germanotta have launched the "Born This Way Foundation", a non-profit based out of Harvard University with a mission to stop bullying against the LBGT community in our schools and society. In a statement Lady Gaga said, "My mother and I have initiated a passion project. We call it the Born This Way Foundation. Together we hope to establish a standard of Bravery and Kindness, as well as a community worldwide that protects and nurtures others in the face of bullying and abandonment."

A "Born To Be Brave" bus will follow her current North American tour, to help spread awareness on this issue. A kick-off event was held on February 29, 2012, and along with Lady Gaga speaking, there was Oprah and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and others. Connect on Facebook with JTMP and Born This Way, and watch the video below of the event.

Lady Gaga Wins Best Video With a Message For “Born This Way”

Lady Gaga won the "Best Video With a Message" award at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards show on Sunday for her song "Born This Way", a song that speaks about the issue of civil rights for the LGBT community. The award was created to recognize artists that delve into social issues that are relevant and important to today's youth, and gay rights is one of the top issues. The other artists nominated also spoke out about domestic abuse, female empowerment, and even everyday bullying.

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