Sunday, October 11, 2009

For Gay Activists, The Lady Is a Champ

"ARE YOU LISTENING?" the pop star screamed out to President Obama. "We will continue to push your administration to bring your promise to reality."

Watch video (below) of Lady Gaga speaking at the National Equality March earlier today and her performance last night at the HRC National Dinner.

The Washington Post reports:
Lady Gaga came to Washington over the weekend to accept her crown as the gay community's reigning pop culture icon, snatching the title from the clutches of Britney (too fake), Kelly Clarkson (too "Idol") and Beyoncé (too Diana Ross in "Mahogany"). The outlandish, platinum-selling, bisexual, 23-year-old pop singer was the highest-wattage celebrity to attend both the Human Rights Campaign dinner Saturday night and the National Equality March on Sunday. Her name was on everyone's lips for a solid 48 hours. A movement is genuflecting.

So, Ms. Gaga, m'lady: Any pressure?

"There's no pressure," she said, incredulous at the very notion. She was leaning on a stone ledge under a tree by the Capitol, her face powdered white, hair platinum, lips scarlet, hands slipped in the pockets of black trousers hitched up with black suspenders. Nearby rally-goers screeched her name. She had marched with the crowds from her hotel after shrugging off security concerns, and had just finished a short speech to an enraptured throng of tens of thousands on the West Lawn. Glittery signs reading "Gay for Gaga" and "Lady Gaga {heart} Equality, U Should 2" poked up from the rainbowed masses.

"ARE YOU LISTENING?" the pop star screamed out to President Obama. "We will continue to push your administration to bring your promise to reality."

"I will never turn my back on my friends," said Lady Gaga, before disappearing from the rally. "Today is not a one-off performance." READ MORE


Lady Gaga speaking at the National Equality March in Washington (October 11, 2009)



Lady Gaga performs her rendition of 'Imagine' at the HRC National Dinner (October 10, 2009)

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