Lady Gaga's Born This Way anti-bullying charity launch

Lady Gaga dressed in blonde wig and wearing suit speaking at a rally
The singer spoke at a US military anti-gay bullying rally last year

Lady Gaga is launching a charity in the US to help young people with anti-bullying issues.

The Born This Way Foundation will be a non-profit organisation directed by the singer and her mum, Cynthia Germanotta.

The 25-year-old recently said she wanted to meet US president Barack Obama to discuss her concerns over bullying.

This latest project will focus on an anti-bullying message, mentoring and career development.

The foundation is partnered with the MacArthur Foundation in the US, The California Endowment and the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University.

In a statement, Lady Gaga said: "Together we hope to establish a standard of bravery and kindness, as well as a community worldwide that protects and nurtures others in the face of bullying and abandonment."

Fan suicide

The Grammy award-winning singer is known for speaking out about bullying.

Last month, she tweeted about the suicide of a 14-year-old boy who was bullied over his sexuality.

Jamey Rodemeyer posted videos describing how bad it was for him at school.

He also mentioned getting hateful messages online in the months before he took his own life.

The singer wrote: "I am meeting with our president. I will not stop fighting. This must end."

Last year, Lady Gaga spoke at a US military rally in Maine to support the Don't Ask Don't Tell policy on gay people.

The singer has three platinum albums, more than 15 million Twitter followers and 44 million Facebook fans.

The Born This Way Foundation will officially be launched in America next year.