Lady Gaga: Shrewd Business Woman/LGBT Ally

19 Feb

I know that I and many others in the LGBT community have been boycotting Target for their unforgivable donation to anti-gay Tom Emmer of Minnesota. So you can imagine the great surprise that Lady Gaga had made an exclusive  deal with Target. Here is the good news. Lady Gaga has dictated her terms to Target. Maybe I’m being naïve, but I am hopeful and optimistic. Here is a statement from  Lady Gaga:

That discussion was one of the most intense conversations I’ve ever had in a business meeting,” Gaga says. “Part of my deal with Target is that they have to start affiliating themselves with LGBT charity groups and begin to reform and make amends for the mistakes they’ve made in the past … our relationship is hinged upon their reform in the company to support the gay community and to redeem the mistakes they’ve made supporting those [antigay] groups.

Click here to see the full article on Jeremy’s blog. I’m just happy to see that a Millennial is such an activist and working hard to use her celebrity to make the world a better place. Go Gaga!

Shrewd Business Woman Working for LGBT Rights


7 Responses to “Lady Gaga: Shrewd Business Woman/LGBT Ally”

  1. Michelle February 19, 2011 at 11:17 am #

    This is why I love Lady Gaga! She rocks!

    • Michael Hulshof-Schmidt February 19, 2011 at 11:20 am #

      I love her as well. Michelle, do I earn major hip points for knowing who she is? 🙂

  2. Jen February 19, 2011 at 2:23 pm #

    I don’t really like her music, but I do appreciate her ability to bring issues to the front.

  3. webwordwarrior February 19, 2011 at 3:25 pm #

    Her music isn’t my (you’ll pardon the phrase) cup of tea either, but I do like seeing someone use her celebrity as a real force for good. We could use a great deal more of that.

    • Michael Hulshof-Schmidt February 19, 2011 at 3:32 pm #

      Absolutely, Lex. I don’t see a great number of celebrities donating their time or money to help repair the world. What happened to tikkun olam?

  4. combscp February 20, 2011 at 12:00 am #

    Gaga’s a genius at what she does, and it helps that she’s such a fierce supporter of the gay community. Fascinating gal.

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