Way to go Lady Gaga! We are Proud of Your Strength and Applaud you!
In a TV interview about her visit to a homeless shelter for young lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, Lady Gaga revealed that she suffers from Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) after being raped at the age of 19. The Rolling Stone broke the “Poker Face” star’s battle with PTSD but during the interview, Lady Gaga admitted that the revelation is something that she has kept hidden for a long time but due to the help of her family, friends and doctors, she is healing herself.
Lady Gaga revealed that she was raped back in 2014, seven years after the horrific incident when she was just 19. Her song “Til It Happens to You” that was nominated for an Oscar highlights the experience of going through sexual assault. The song was featured in the documentary, “The Hunting Ground,” that focused on sexual assault incidences on campus.
Gaga’s Visit to the Center Came as a Surprise to Many
Her visit came as a surprise to the sixty to seventy teenagers at the Ali Forney Center and as soon as they saw her enter, they started screaming. In the visit, Gaga spent a few hours sharing with the young people about her experiences and struggles with mental disorder.
She admitted that she blamed herself and never disclosed what she was going through to anyone for seven years. She told the young people at the center that even though she doesn’t have the same issues as they have, meditation helps her to calm down. Gaga’s visit showed the young people that they are worth being loved and cared about.
Lady Gaga, now 30, has been advocating for the rights of the LGBTQ community for a long time and her visit to the Ali Forney Center in New York was a collaboration between NBC’s Today Show and her foundation Born This Way.
I wrote a letter sharing my experience w/ PTSD. I want 2 help others understand what it is + how to get or give help https://t.co/7wmuvNLcT5
— xoxo, Joanne (@ladygaga) December 7, 2016