Lady Gaga launched a youth foundation at Harvard University and asked young people to "challenge meanness and cruelty."
She spoke to a crowd of more than 1,100 students, faculty and invited guests at Harvard University, including Oprah Winfrey, U.S. Health and Human Service Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and others.
Gaga launched her Born This Way Foundation. It's named after her hit song that promotes self empowerment.
Gaga said the foundation's goal is to empower youth and inspire bravery. She urged students to do "simple acts of kindness" in their communities to help foster acceptance, tolerance and individuality.