Performing 'Million Reasons' from latest album 'Joanne'
Lady Gaga spent time at a New York LGBTQ youth homeless centre this weekend, treating the crowd to an acoustic rendition of ‘Million Reasons’ from latest album ‘Joanne’.
The Ali Forney Centre aims to protect LGBTQ youths from the harms of homelessness and “empower them with the tools needed to live independently,” according to their website.
Lady Gaga posted on Twitter, sharing a photo of her time at the facility, writing; I spent a beautiful morning w/ [LGBTQ] youth @AliForneyCenter the largest drop-in center in the [world]. I brought [presents] & led them in a group meditation. You can see the tweet and footage from her acoustic performance below.
The clip was uploaded by David Liu, who captioned it; “Lady Gaga was extremely loving and caring. She brought us nice gifts at the Ali Forney center a community safe space for young LGBT youth. We were all grateful to have her angelic soul in our presence. -David”
Lady Gaga was extremely loving and caring. She brought us nice gifts at the Ali Forney center a community safe space for young LGBT youth. We were all grateful to have her angelic soul in our presence. -David
IHeartRadio reported Gaga saying: “I’m here today not because I had to excruciatingly pull time out of my schedule to come be here. I’m here because I want to be here.
“And I’m here because I want this to affect other people around the world, and to remind them that when they are kind, it not only makes the other person feel good, but it makes me feel good too.”
Madonna also visited the facility on November 24, sharing a picture of her own visit on Instagram, she wrote: “Had so much fun sharing Thanksgiving at the Ali Forney Center in Brooklyn! This center protects LGBT Youth from the harms of homelessness and empowers them to reclaim their lives.
“Each year the Ali Forney Center provides care for over 1,200 youth who are rejected by their family due to their LGBT identity. AFC provides these youth with tools they need to become independent and more importantly, AFC provides these youth with the love and support they are denied by their families. Because everyone deserves to be loved and everyone deserves a home.”
Earlier this week, Lady Gaga shared a heartfelt message of support for Kanye West on Twitter.
“It’s not funny to joke about anyone’s possible or not possible mental illness, this is a sensitive time for many. Let’s be kind & loving,” Gaga wrote on Twitter. “While I don’t agree with everything he does I hope the public shows compassion and [heart emoji] for @kanyewest and each other. One love. One Race.”