Lady Gaga Performs, Hangs Out With LGBTQ Youths at Ali Forney Center [PHOTO, VIDEO]
Lady Gaga spent her Thanksgiving weekend by giving back to homeless LGBT youths during a meeting at the Ali Forney Center in New York City.
The non-profit organization, whose mission is to "protect LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning) youths from the harms of homelessness and empower them with the tools needed to live independently," was founded in 2002 in the memory of the African-American transgender who was murdered in December 1997 at age 22. Before that tragic incident, he was an advocate for homeless and gender nonconforming adolescents like himself.
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The center continues to "provide LGBTQ young people housing and a continuum of supportive services to help them thrive and prepare them for independent living." As expected, the organization is often in need of donations and support, especially from influential people.
Gaga is a perfect fit for that category, considering she has consistently given back to a wide variety of charitable organizations, most especially to those that cater to the LGBTQ community, and even has her own, called the Born This Way Foundation.
"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," the performer tweeted after the visit, along with a photo of her sitting and meditating in a circle with other participants.
Gaga added 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."
Also check out the video of her performing "Million Reasons" for the participants!