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In what advocacy groups are hailing as a historic move, Mayor Setti Warren has appointed the first transgender representative to the city’s Human Rights Commission. Holly Ryan, a Newton resident and an activist for transgender rights, was named for a three-year term to the nine-member panel.

Mar 4, 2012

 

BOSTON, MA—Lady Gaga selected Harvard University as the official site to launch her Born This Way Foundation, where she spoke about the organization’s undertaking of fostering “a more accepting society, where differences are embraced and individuality is celebrated.”

At the live event, Lady Gaga also talked about the “new culture Born This Way Foundation is building, one based on bravery, kindness, acceptance and empowerment,” her website stated.

Feb 29, 2012

 

 

Lady Gaga and Oprah Winfrey kicked off their event at Harvard University’s Sanders Theatre at about 4 pm. The Born This Way Foundation is a nonprofit charity with a mission to “foster a more accepting society, where differences are embraced and individuality is celebrated.”

"This is not an anti-bullying foundation. This is a youth-empowerment foundation," Lady Gaga told the Sanders audience. (See the live blog of the event here.)

Feb 29, 2012

 

In what advocacy groups are hailing as a historic move, Newton Mayor Setti Warren has appointed the first transgender representative to the city's Human Rights Commission.

Holly Ryan, a lifelong Newton resident and an activist for transgender rights, was named for a three-year term.

Feb 27, 2012