OK, Little Monsters. Listen here. It’s up to you to get the message against bullying out; to support your fellow “freaks;” to love and embrace the individuality of people around you; to act with conscientiousness and compassion. Or at least, that’s what your Mother Monster, [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Lady Gaga[/lastfm], is trying to instill in you. [pullquote quote=”I want my fans and people all over the world to know that there’s always somebody that’s listening. But I want them to know they’re listening before it gets too late.” credit=”Lady Gaga”]
This weekend, Lady Gaga was honored with the Hero Award by the Trevor Project, a non-profit organization that “crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth” for her profound efforts to stop bullying which includes working with WeStopHate.org, setting up an meeting with Obama’s administration, and creating the Born This Way foundation with her mother, Cynthia Germanotta.
Listen to Lady Gaga’s inspiring speech at the Trevor Project and watch a video by a young gentleman named Jonah whom Gaga deems as a symbol of bravery.
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“I want my fans and people all over the world to know that there’s always somebody that’s listening. But I want them to know they’re listening before it gets too late,” said Gaga.
[pullquote quote=”This means more to me than any Grammy I could ever win.” credit=”Lady Gaga”]”[The Rodemeyers] are such a wonderful. loving, kind and beautiful family, and I know that they will continue to work in Jamey’s name and in the name of their family to end discrimination, to end fear, and—to as much as we can—come together, as it will take a village, and an army in some countries and continents, to make bullying a hate crime…This means more to me than any Grammy I could ever win.”
Gaga also tweeted an incredibly moving video by a young man who was a victim of bullying since the first grade.
- Do you have a brave and inspiring story to share? Tell us in the comments or tell Lady Gaga’s Born This Way foundation what bravery means to you!