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Lady Gaga's Born Brave Bus: her newest battle against bullying

By Elizabeth O'Laughlin,

Lady Gaga’s most recent effort to build acceptance and tolerance is the Born Brave Bus. The bus opens three hours before every concert, where fans under age 25, even those who don’t have concert tickets, can go to seek counseling, music, and games.

Yahoo! News reports Lady Gaga was bullied as a child. In 2011, she started the Born This Way Foundation with her mom, Cynthia Germanotta.

According to the organization’s website, the mission is “to foster a more accepting society, where differences are embraced and individuality is celebrated.” The Born Brave Bus is an extension off of the Born This Way Foundation.

Not everyone is happy with Lady Gaga’s message, however. A group called the Florida Family Association believes children should not attend any concert where homosexuality is encouraged. The group hired an airplane to fly over Gaga’s concert in Tacoma, WA, on January 14th. The airplane displayed a banner that said “NOT born this way.” The group plans to perform the fly-over again in Houston.

But, Lady Gaga’s musician friend Breedlove says helping victims of bullying is a cause near to Gaga’s heart.

“Every day we talk about it after her show. On a daily basis, she says, 'This is the most important thing in my life right now.'”

 

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