The city of West Hollywood recently declared May 23rd as Born This Way Day to commemorate the album’s cultural impact. A street painting was unveiled on Robertson Blvd in tribute to the LGBTGIA+ community and the album, and Mayor Lindsey P. Horvath will be presenting a key to the city to Gaga.
“Thank you for encouraging us to love ourselves and be proud!” West Hollywood Mayor Lindsey P. Horvath enthused in a statement. The announcement also kicks off Pride season in West Hollywood with the annual One City One Pride LGBTQ Arts Festival, which runs from May 22nd to June 30th.
In addition, Gaga’s team has put together a “series of surprises” rolling out over the next month, including a “very special collection of songs from the album reimagined by prominent artists from the LGBTQIA+ community and allies,” as well as various partnerships, products and merchandise that will be announced soon!!
Lady Gaga’s charity, The Born This Way Foundation is also working with New York and Youth Pride, sending donations to LGBTQIA+ centres across the states.
Born This Way was released in 2011, and has quickly become one of the most prolific releases of the last ten years so we SO are excited to see it reimagined. Lady Gaga’s frequent collaborator BloodPop is working on a remix of last year’s Chromatica album, which is due to feature Charli XCX, Rina Sawayama and more.