Lady Gaga Meets With Homeless LGBT Youth
Lady Gaga spent her Friday morning giving back at a meeting with homeless LGBT youth. See video below.
Gaga visited the Ali Forney Center in New York City just one day after Thanksgiving. The non-profit organization says its mission is to “protect LGBTQ youths from the harms of homelessness and empower them with the tools needed to live independently.” The shelter was named after Ali Forney, who was a homeless, gender nonconforming teen who advocated for those in similar situations. Forney was tragically murdered in 1997.
In Forney’s memory, the center was founded in 2002, and works to “provide LGBTQ young people housing and a continuum of supportive services to help them thrive and prepare them for independent living.” The organization is often in need of supplies and moral support. And that’s where Gaga came in.
After visiting the center, she tweeted with emojis, “I spent a beautiful morning w/ [LGBT] youth @AliForneyCenter the largest drop-in center in the [world]. I brought [gifts] & led them in a group meditation.” Accompanying tweet was a photo of Gaga, wearing a shirt reading “Be Brave,” as she and other participants sat in a circle meditating. She also performed “Million Reasons” for them.
Gaga went on to write on Twitter, “The @BTWFoundation and @nbc joined forces for Dec to #ShareKindness. A call-to-action that we all do at least one kind act before 2017.” It’s not yet December and the singer has now already done her kind act, but Gossip Cop suspects she and her Born This Way Foundation will continue to do much more before the year is out. Check out the full photo Gaga shared, as well as video of her performance, below.