THIS is what true love looks like.

The couple’s grandchild posted this image and wrote:

"My grandparent’s 60th wedding anniversary. My grandfather had Alzheimer’s. He didn’t remember his children, his home or anything else, but as bad as it got, whenever he saw my grandmother he would say, ‘Look at my beautiful wife!’”

Despite the sadness of his disease, this little story brought joy to our hearts. Show us if you feel the same way.

A Message from Gaga

I’ve said this to the fans time and time again, whether it be in person or in tweets, as well as the through the message and campaign of the Born This Way Foundation. My mother and I are passionate about tolerance, acceptance, and kindness, and I’ve made it a point early in my career to make it known that this is what I stand for as an artist.

While it may be difficult at times to hear the things that people say and write about me, or the nature of the industry that builds us up to tear us down, I feel the need to address you all here on behalf of the Born This Way Foundation.

Sending threats of any kind, using hateful or abusive language, and the provoking of others on the internet is not supported by me or anything that I stand for. What I’ve seen transpiring is wrong and upsetting to me, and I’ve made it very clear how I feel about equality and compassion.

I know how angry you feel sometimes, and I know that when they say things about me you feel that they are saying them about you as well. But music is about love, and is about sharing in the magic of theater. Although pop culture and society have become more negative and critical of the artist over the years, by engaging in this negativity you are allowing it to spread.

I ask you to take a pledge with me to continue the change toward positivity, and to recognize that this behavior is wrong. We are stronger than this. We know what we stand for, and what we stand for is bravery. I know this because what I see on the internet is not what I see at my shows. People deal with their insecurities in many different ways. The anonymous nature of social media has made it easy for many to vent their anger by bullying others with no recourse or accountability. But this is not a healthy way to handle your emotions.

This is exactly what my mother and I aim to teach with the Born This Way Foundation. Promoting skill building and mental health awareness that provides another outlet for your feelings. Put it in your art, put it in your music, put it in your creativity. Stop the Drama, Start the Music.

I also ask that Twitter and other social media platforms support this effort to monitor and control abusive and threatening language, as I don’t know that I am powerful enough to stop it myself. Please represent me and our community with the values we cherish and live by.

I love you.

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I remember this one time I was holding you and you fell asleep in my arms, and I was watching you and I thought, "I could stay like this for hours…"

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                Permanent Fixture by linksofmemories (+ The Rory to My Amy Series)

"I entered the fourth grade and I saw Scott and he was the new kid and I knew it was my chance. This was my chance to actually have somebody. Lydia was still beautiful for the first two days of school and then I went over to Scott’s on the second day of school and I met you.

You were this almost 16 year-old and my only friend’s older brother and you made the worst hamburger macaroni in the world. And if you had asked me who Lydia Martin was the moment I saw you I would have had no fucking clue. Because that’s how hard I fell, Derek. That’s how fast I loved you.”

Today we remember Jamey Rodemeyer (March 21, 1997 – September 18, 2011)

A year ago today, 14-year-old Jamey committed suicide as a result of the relentless bullying he experienced. ‘Out’ as bisexual and a dedicated activist against homophobia, he was a huge Lady Gaga fan, and sent his last tweet directly to her. A few days later, she dedicated her song, “Hair” to him — a Little Monster lost far too early.

To commemorate Jamey and others like him, please reblog as a reminder to be kind and brave, to support one another, and to love yourself.

Need help or know someone who does? In the U.S., call 1-800-273-8255 for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline or visit stopbullying.gov.

NYC! LA! Grab your clam shells, a blonde wig, and your cycling shoes, because this Halloween, we’re throwing a Venus Masquerade at SoulCycle! At $45 a bike, join us for a dress-up charity ride, with 100% of the proceeds being given to BTWF. We’ll be bouncing to the beat and riding to the rhythm all while getting a sneak peek of three new songs from Gaga’s ARTPOP album! So get ready to dress up, ride hard and give back. AND if that isn’t enough, one lucky rider from each class will win TWO tickets for Gaga’s upcoming US Tour, and another will win Lady Gaga’s Discography.

SoulCycle Soho, October 31st at 5:30 PM
SoulCycle West 77th Street, October 31st at 8:30 PM
SoulCycle Tribeca, November 1st at 5 PM
SoulCycle Beverly Hills, November 1st at 5 PM
 
Will you be a lucky winner? Come find out!

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