By Hayden Wright
(RADIO.COM) – Lady Gaga and former Vice President Joe Biden have been vocal advocates in the fight against sexual assault, often joining forces to share their message. During a speech at Glamour‘s Women of the Year Summit, the politician revealed that he and Gaga have discussed opening trauma centers for people in the aftermath of those experiences.READ MORE: A's, Giants Players Locked Out As MLB Owners Vote To Trigger First Work Stoppage Since 1995
“Women who are abused end up having long-term physical and physiological problems,” he said. “I’m working with Lady Gaga now… we [want to] set up trauma centers where women can go to get the long-term help they need to deal with these crises… We finally are recognizing the long-term impacts on the health of women and men who’ve been abused. It’s the next great frontier I want to be part of.”
Lady Gaga’s team confirmed the report to Entertainment Weekly, adding that these plans are in the “early stages.”READ MORE: San Francisco Suspends Cannabis Tax To Combat Illegal Marijuana Sales
“The Vice President and Lady Gaga share an interest in addressing the long-term physical and emotional effects of trauma and they have been discussing what to do about it,” her rep said in a statement. “Their discussions on how to move forward are in the early stages.”
Last month, Biden and Gaga teamed up for a public service announcement for the It’s On Us campaign. Gaga shared her experience as a survivor and Biden commended her “enormous courage.”
“I am a sexual assault survivor, and I know the effects, the aftermath, the trauma – psychological, physical, mental. It can be terrifying waking up every day feeling unsafe in your own body,” Gaga said.
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