7 Good Reasons To Celebrate Lady Gaga’s Birthday Today

Congrats are in order for Lady Gaga, who turns 28 today! Looking back on her successful years in the spotlight, we can’t help but also notice the incredible work she did off the stage — when she wasn’t getting vomited on!

From empowering youth through her Born This Way Foundation to reminding her fans to work together to end bullying, Gaga is one passionate birthday girl on a mission to change the world.

+ 2010

2010 MTV Video Music Awards - Show
Our pals at Do Something named Gaga the most charitable celeb of 2010 for all of her incredible work! It’s no doubt Gaga is a pioneer when it comes to being vocal about gay rights, and this is just one reason why we are proud Little Monsters. This was also the year of the infamous MEAT DRESS at the Video Music Awards!

+ October 2010

The 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards - Roaming Inside
One of Gaga’s main causes is to stomp out bullying. In 2010, while on The Monster Ball tour in Oslo, Norway, Gaga took the stage, expressing, “If you are being bullied, you’ll (one day) be looking at those people while you are a shining star on stage.”

+ August 2011

The 28th Annual MTV Video Music Awards - Press Room
While 2011 was a big music moment for the star (remember her alter ego Jo Calderone?), she also dedicated time to giving back. Lady Gaga, along with Usher, headlined a fundraiser for the William J. Clinton Foundation.

+ February 2012

In 2012, the Born This Way Foundation was born into the world! Gaga held the opening event (which included guests like OPRAH!) at Harvard. The Born This Way Foundation is definitely one of our favorites, as it helps young people on so many levels.

+ November 2012

In the aftermath of  Hurricane Sandy, Gaga took it upon herself to donate $1 million to the relief fund! Such a generous act of kindness!

+ 2013

Born This Way Foundation's "Born Brave Bus" Pre-show Tailgate Party
Gaga decided to add the Born Brave Bus Tour to coincide with her tour. Through this bus tour, kids could hang out, get important resources about bullying, and just bond and have a good time.

+ 2014

Educating her fans on the importance of health is important to Gaga. From HIV/AIDS awareness to Gaga’s #GetCovered support for health insurance, she’s all about dat healthy life!

We are so excited to see what Mother Monster will do in the future, and we are just happy to be living in the Age Of Gaga!

+ Keep celebrating Gaga! See Lady Gaga’s best golden birthday moments on MTV News, and check out MTV Buzzworthy’s AMAZING Lady Gaga Paper Doll.

Photos: (Getty/NYDailyNews)

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