Lady Gaga has been a staunch supporter of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights and is putting her word back out on the street in a new video for The Four 2012.
On Sunday, November 3 the “Born This Way” songstress told her fans, “Hey everybody, this is Gaga. I just wanted to remind those of you who live in Maine, Minnesota, Washington, and Maryland that you can actually vote for marriage equality on the ballot this year.”
She continued, “So, when you are choosing who you would like to be the next President-elect, you can also click on a little box that you support marriage equality. You can go to TheFour2012.com…you can go there, and they can give you more information as well. Bye!”
In March 2012, Lady Gaga and her mother, Cynthia Germanotta, officially unveiled Born This Way Foundation (BTWF), a new non-profit charitable organization, before a crowd of policy makers, non-profit organizations, foundation leaders, students and youth at the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Askwith Forum.
BTWF will address issues like self-confidence, well-being, anti-bullying, mentoring and career development through research, education and advocacy. BTWF will create an environment that allows youth to safely express their individuality and one that provides them with the skills needed to encourage self-expression and promote civic engagement, and the resources and opportunities needed to implement solutions whether it be “online, on-the-road, or down the street.” With a focus on digital mobilization to create positive change, BTWF will lead youth into a braver new society where each individual is accepted and loved as the person they were born to be.
“The culture of love is not going to change overnight but youth are the answer to creating a braver, kinder world,” said Gaga. “This might be one of the best days of my life.”
Marriage equality supporters are encouraged to “Vote Yes on 1” in Maine; “Vote for Question 6” in Maryland; “Vote No” in Minnesota; and “Vote to Approve R74” in Washington State.