Thursday, March 4, 2010

AIDS Awareness, Gaga Style

Lady Gaga and '80s pop icon Cyndi Lauper recently teamed up to raise awareness about AIDS as it affects the female population. Gaga and Lauper want the public at large to realize that AIDS is not a primarily gay disease, despite many preconceptions that still exist in society.

The pair, seen above, were photographed for the MAC AIDS Fund / Viva Glam, and are two recognizable faces that will surely get the program some great publicity, especially for such a noble cause. Lauper lost several close friends to the disease in the '80s and '90s, and Gaga firmly believes that women need to make their opinions known, particularly when it comes to matters of the bedroom.

It is fantastic to see two strong and culturally powerful women promoting AIDS awareness. While the disease is, as aforementioned, a problem beyond the gay community, Gaga and Lauper are both great supporters of the community and the message will surely spread to and beyond its intended audience. To see celebrities that have genuine concern use their fame for the benefit of others is always admirable, and a continually refreshing concept in celebrity culture. Hopefully it inspires more to do the same!