Campus Pride partners with Lady Gaga to bring movement to the streets with her foundation’s Born Brave Bus Tour
Campus Pride one of nine “frontline partners” to be on tour with Lady Gaga; the tour inspires bravery, promotes self-acceptance and anti-bullying; begins January.
The Born This Way Foundation announced today that Campus Pride is one of nine “frontline partners” for the Born Brave Bus Tour, an interactive pre-concert tailgate experience that will join Lady Gaga on the road for the U.S. leg of her Born This Way Ball tour. The event will provide a space for young people, ages 13-25, to gather and celebrate their individuality in a safe arena where everyone is encouraged to be the person they were born to be. The tour starts January 14 in Tacoma, Washington.
The Born Brave Bus Tour will allow youth to get more deeply involved in the Born This Way Foundation movement while also connecting them with national organizations like Campus Pride in an effort to inspire bravery and promote self-acceptance. Guests will join like-minded peers as they enjoy food, music by Lady Starlight, and fun, interactive activities. The aim of the event is to promote mental health, mentoring, anti-bullying initiatives, and suicide prevention and inspire self-acceptance, individuality, bravery, and kindness among youth and young adults.
Campus Pride is the leading national collegiate organization serving universities, campus groups and student leaders, helping them commit to, create and maintain safer college environments for LGBT students. The organization coordinates the nation’s largest student-driven network focused on developing campus policies, practices and programs to support LGBT and ally students across the United States. Young adult representatives from Campus Pride will be available at each of the tour stops to speak with their peers about Campus Pride’s resources and programs as well as to show support for the Born This Way Foundation efforts.
Shane Windmeyer, Campus Pride Executive Director, praises the partnership as well as Lady Gaga’s efforts promoting youth empowerment, bravery and self-acceptance. “Campus Pride is thrilled to collaborate with the Born This Way Foundation and its frontline partners to create this unique experience for youth and young adults across the country. The tour will undoubtedly link new students into our national network — empowering youth leaders, creating safer communities and positive change on college campuses.” He continued, “Our mission directly ties with Lady Gaga and the Born This Way Foundation, and we are grateful for their support in creating safer, more inclusive campuses for LGBT students.”
Later this month, preregistration for the events will open on the Born This Way Foundation website. Participants do not need a concert ticket to attend the event. In addition to Campus Pride, the other frontline organizations include GLSEN, Hive & YouMedia, the National Association of School Psychologists, the National Council for Behaioral Health, MENTOR, Mentoring USA, the Trevor Project and Youth Service America.
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