Mary Elizabeth "Tipper" Gore (née Aitcheson; born August 19, 1948) is an author, photographer, and social issues advocate who was Second Lady of the United States from 1993 to 2001, and the wife of Al Gore, the 45th Vice President of the United States, from whom she is currently separated.Gore rose to prominence for her work with the Parents Music Resource Center (PMRC), voicing strong opinions and advocating censorship, for the labeling of record covers of releases featuring profane language, especially in the heavy metal, punk and hip hop genres.She has advocated for mental health, homelessness, women and children.
She stayed in a UNICEF camp and assisted doctors and aid workers.
and she was actively involved in her husband's presidential campaign in 2000, making her own campaign stops and media appearances.
She also acted as an advisor and was a part of decisions including the hiring of Tony Coelho as chairman of the campaign and moving its headquarters to Nashville.
In 2014, she created an exhibition of her photographs at the Wall Space Gallery to support the Pacific Pride Foundation that provides services to the HIV/AIDS and LGBT communities of Santa Barbara, California.
and his first wife, Margaret Ann (née Carlson) Odom (who lost her first husband during World War II). When Al Gore began attending Harvard University, she enrolled in Garland Junior College (now part of Simmons College) and later transferred to Boston University, receiving her B. criticized the group, arguing that it was a form of censorship.
She was given the nickname "Tipper" by her mother, allegedly from a song her mother had heard. Her mother and grandmother raised her after her parents divorced. In response, NPR further stated that according to Gore, she "wasn't out to censor the objectionable material" and quoted her as stating that she is "a strong believer in the First Amendment" who is calling for greater "consumer information in the marketplace." Along with her work in mental health, Gore was a part of several other initiatives during her time as Second Lady.
She served as Special Advisor to the Interagency Council on the Homeless and as the national spokesperson for the "Back to Sleep" SIDS awareness campaign.
In 1994, Gore visited a refugee camp and an orphanage in Zaire on a personal trip to provide aid in the aftermath of the Rwandan Genocide.
In August 2012, The New York Times reported that both Gores were dating other people and have no plans to resume marriage, but that their "bond endures" and their relationship is friendly.