Actor Indya Moore, best-known for their role in the hit series “Pose”, has spoken out about how Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation helped them along their journey.
During a dinner event hosted by Dom Perignon, which saw them make a sizeable $570,000 donation to BTWF, Moore gave a moving speech commending them for the work they do to support young LGBTQ+ people.
In their speech, Moore revealed that they were homeless just before beginning work on Pose. “I just went straight into working and being an artist and everything that I am to people, and so now I’m trying to be something more for myself. And that’s what I’ve been focused on."
"It was because of this foundation that I was able to be safe for so long and have some kind of structure,” Moore attested. "I got to stay in care until I was about 22 or 23," referring to a foster care system that typically stops looking after people once they turn 18. Born This Way Foundation actively makes donations to foster care agencies to allow people to remain in the system longer.
Founded in 2011 by Lady Gaga and her mother, Cynthia Germanotta, the organization is "committed to supporting the wellness of young people, and empowering them to create a kinder and braver world."
Learn more about the Born This Way Foundation here.