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Born This Way looks forward, toward a future that supports the wellness of young people through an evidence-based approach that is fiercely kind, compassionate, accepting, and inclusive. We celebrate the individuality of those we serve and we revere the bravery it takes to reach out and start the conversation. Together, we’re building a community that provides approachable resources, fosters genuine connection, and drives action.


Led by Lady Gaga and her mother Cynthia Germanotta, Born This Way Foundation was founded in 2012 with the goal of creating a kinder and braver world.

We seek to support the mental and emotional wellness of young people by putting their needs, ideas, and voices first.

We build action-oriented programs and useful resources for youth to thrive and drive change in their communities.

We work with leading researchers and youth themselves to improve understanding of the factors that affect their wellness and empowerment.

Above all, today’s young people are passionate, collaborative, and diverse, and we are committed to providing them the tools they need to solve problems and affect change through their creativity and boundless potential.