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Lady Gaga launches the Born This Way Foundation at Harvard

Lady Gaga was present at Harvard University in Massachusetts yesterday, February 29, to launch her Born This Way Foundation and she explained that if everyone changed just a little, the world could be a better place. 

The pop icon took the stage at the Sanders Theater and addressed the audience both in the room and watching at home from the live stream, telling them "this is not an anti-bullying foundation. This is a youth empowerment foundation".

"If every single person in this room just told one single human being that's not here about everything we talked about, it's all about spreading the message. The culture of love is not going to change overnight. We have to start it slowly, but you are the answer, and know that, and go home and take with you that you are the future."

Gaga confirmed that the Born This Way Foundation will aim to "challenge meanness and cruelty by inspiring young people to create a support system in their respective communities" and added:




"I believe that if every one of us transformed just a small bit of ourselves to be ... a little more tolerant, [it would change]. The problem is there are so damn many of us!"

When asked by an audience member why she decided to launch the non-profit organisation, the 'Marry The Night' superstar admitted:

"It just kind of fell in my lap. I put out 'Born This Way' [and it developed]. My music speaks to it, and for whatever reason, this cause, it sits right here and it doesn't move. Wherever I go, it's always with me, and I have to do it."

"I believe that if you have revolutionary potential, you must make the world a better place, and use it."

Watch part of the inspirational launch below: