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Born This Way

Speaking Out for Lady Gaga's Born This Way Foundation

Cynthia Germanotta | Posted 05.12.2014 | Impact
Cynthia Germanotta

First and foremost, we are an organization that conducts our charitable activity directly, and we fund our own work. We are not a grant-maker that funds the work of other charities, and were never intended to be.

The Daily Struggle

Nicole Ehrlich | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Nicole Ehrlich

For reasons greater than myself, I decided to dedicate my time to train for the NYC marathon and drastically altered my lifestyle to accomplish this immense personal feat. With the support of my wife and my two beautiful sons, I thought to myself, "There is no better time then now to challenge myself and do this."

These Talented Fans Were Lucky Enough To Perform Showstoppers With Their Idols

Shira Lazar | Posted 11.03.2013 | Entertainment
Shira Lazar

Sometimes fans are pulled onstage only to stun their favorite musicians with their raw talent. We scoured YouTube for the best of these showstopping...

Is Lady Gaga Over?

Kyle McMahon | Posted 10.21.2013 | Entertainment
Kyle McMahon

Are the critics right? Has Lady Gaga's time as a polarizing and powerful pop force come to an end? The fact that they are still talking about her means she isn't going anywhere anytime soon.

Considering Hope

Jill Robinson | Posted 10.01.2013 | Los Angeles
Jill Robinson

"Trayvon Martin could have been me," the President said. His presence offered us a rare, engaged commitment to what our nation is all about.

Born This Way

Jill Robinson | Posted 09.14.2013 | Los Angeles
Jill Robinson

Born This Way, a stunning new film by Shaun Kadlec and Deb Tullmann, lifts documentary into art. With our wary new enlightenment, we assume the rest of the world is just fine with the idea that, who you love, how you love, is up to you.

LOOK: Lady Gaga's Queerest Moments

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 07.12.2013 | Gay Voices

Last night Lady Gaga announced details for her upcoming album, "ARTPOP." Any new Gaga music is a cause for celebration, so what better way to ring...

'Who Would Choose Such a Difficult Life If They Were Normal?'

Cindy Zelman | Posted 09.02.2013 | Gay Voices
Cindy Zelman

At 18, I stuffed my natural attraction to women down into my soul and chose to date men, all because a shrink had said that anyone who was homosexual couldn't possibly be normal, because who would "choose" such a difficult life?

Born Which Way?

Laura Krughoff | Posted 08.24.2013 | Gay Voices
Laura Krughoff

I believe people should be free to marry whomever they choose. Basing that claim on who was born which way, however, demonstrates either ignorance or foolishness. An open discussion of gender identity might help all of us, LGB or straight, transgender or not, recognize this.

So What If Homosexuality Were a Choice?

Cindy Zelman | Posted 08.05.2013 | Gay Voices
Cindy Zelman

If it were a choice, it shouldn't matter. It would not be a sin unless you choose to believe in such things, and it would not make the relationships any less valid unless you choose to view them as less valid.

A Kinder, Braver Mental Health World

Cynthia Germanotta | Posted 08.03.2013 | Impact
Cynthia Germanotta

We believe there is a need for a new narrative, a new strategy, and new tools to construct more inviting and welcoming pathways into mental health treatment. The millenials and younger generation will drive badly needed "new rules" on de-stigmatizing mental illness.

Born This Way? (VIDEO)

John Corvino | Posted 06.18.2013 | Gay Voices
John Corvino

Why are some people so quick to latch on to bold claims about the biological origins of homosexuality? I think it's because they believe that we need to show that we're born gay in order to establish that our sexuality is a deep, important and relatively fixed part of who we are.

LISTEN: Paul Vitagliano, AKA DJ Paul V, Discusses His Book 'Born This Way: Real Stories Of Growing Up Gay'

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 05.06.2013 | Gay Voices
Charlotte Robinson

Born This Way: Real Stories of Growing Up Gay features the stories and childhood photos of over 100 notable public figures from the gay community. The book evolved from Vitagliano's blog of the same name, which he launched as a way to support LGBT youth.

Lady Gaga Cancels Tour Dates

Posted 02.21.2013 | Entertainment

Bad news, little monsters. Lady Gaga has canceled four of her upcoming tour dates. Mother monster has cut her Feb. 13 and 14 shows in Chicago, Feb...

Born This Way in Berlin

Rick Jacobs | Posted 04.14.2013 | Gay Voices
Rick Jacobs

If you ever wonder what diplomats do or whether a policy goal on an issue like LGBT equality of a U.S. president matters in countries beyond our shores, wonder no more.

Lady Gaga's Delicious Date Night

Posted 01.11.2013 | Celebrity

Lady Gaga and her boyfriend, actor Taylor Kinney, joined a group of friends last night for some serious eating at Giuliana and Bill Rancic's Chicago r...

Lady Gaga Takes Youth Foundation On The Road

AP | Posted 07.30.2013 | Teen

NEW YORK -- Lady Gaga is taking her Born This Way Foundation on the road. The singer announced Thursday that the Born Brave Bus Tour will tailgate ou...

New Ideas About The Evolution Of Same-Sex Attraction

Rob Brooks | Posted 02.13.2013 | Science
Rob Brooks

The idea is that when the epi-marks on genes that affect sexual orientation get passed from father to daughter, then some traits end up more masculinized. Likewise, mother-son transmission of epi-marks can result in the feminization of some traits.

Is Sexual Orientation Innate?

Dennis McFadden | Posted 01.09.2013 | Science
Dennis McFadden

Many would argue that discrimination against left-handers or homosexuals is indefensible regardless of the origins of those attributes, but human prejudices are complex, and the simple reality is that many people find it easier to accept a difference that is believed to be innate.

Is Homosexuality A Choice? What Science Says

| Posted 10.25.2012 | Science

By Marcia Malory Ask this question, and you will probably receive one of two responses: Yes. People choose to be gay. They are making an immoral choi...

'Born This Way': The Radical Possibilities In Sharing Our Stories And Photos Of When We First Knew We Were Queer

Noah Michelson | Posted 12.08.2012 | Gay Voices
Noah Michelson

While the stories and photos in Born This Way range from heartbreaking to hilarious and are each uniquely told by a range of voices, from the famous (like Sen. Barney Frank and singer-songwriter Sia) to "everyday" people, it's heartening to discover how much common ground we share.

WATCH: Madonna Thanks Gaga For 'Imitation'

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 09.17.2012 | Entertainment

Madonna took a moment out of her Saturday show in Atlantic City to borrow some relevance from send a message to Lady Gaga. The Material Girl told the ...

Lady Gaga's Most High-Profile New Ally?

Posted 07.30.2013 | Gay Voices

Lady Gaga's anti-bullying organization has found a high-profile new ally: Patrick Schwarzenegger. The 18-year-old son of Arnold Schwarzenegger and...

WATCH: Gaga Hits Back At Madge

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 06.11.2012 | Entertainment

Lady Gaga took some time out of Thursday's concert in New Zealand to address detractors who "make a mockery of" her work. Though she didn't call out M...

WATCH: Madonna Covers Gaga

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 05.29.2012 | Entertainment

Perhaps it's because Madge hasn't been in the spotlight much since her album, MDNA, topped the Billboard charts (and suffered a subsequent nosedive in...