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Lady Gaga for Gay rights

Lady Gaga for Gay rights

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Lady Gaga is Bisexual:

Lady Gaga has admitted she is bisexual and that the song "Poker Face" is about bisexuality. Here's an excerpt from her interview with XM Magazine

Are you really as boy-crazy as your lyrics suggest?

Yeah. Well, I'm girl-crazy too.I really depends on where I am. I love men, I love women and I love sex, but I'm actually pretty introverted right now because I'm so enveloped in my work, and it's hard to let anybody near that.

Do you consider yourself bisexual?

Sure. I mean, I don't really consider sexual orientation in general. It's like, people are born the way they are.

Gaga and the Gays:

But even more than her sexual orientation, Lady Gaga has taken on gay rights as her cause. Every chance she gets, she talks about gay marriage and the reapeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" which denies gays and lesbians from serving openly in the military. Below are some instances of Gaga speaking out for LGBT rights:

Lady Gaga with Discharged Servicemembers at the VMAs:

Lady Gaga was accompanied to the 2010 Video Music Awardss by several members of the US Military who were discharged because of their sexual orientation. She tweeted "GAY VETERANS WERE MY VMA DATES. REPEAL DON'T ASK DON'T TELL. CALL HARRY REID TO SCHEDULE SENATE VOTE."

Later when she learned of the Senate's scheduled vote she tweeted: "RT @HARRYREID: .@LADYGAGA THERE IS A VOTE ON #DADT NEXT WEEK. ANYONE QUALIFIED TO SERVE THIS COUNTRY SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO DO SO"

And later: "GOD BLESS AND THANK YOU @HARRYREID, FROM ALL OF US, LIKE U, WHO BELIEVE IN EQUALITY AND THE DREAM OF THIS COUNTRY. WE WERE #BORNTHISWAY."

Lady Gaga's Acceptance Speech for Gays:

When Lady Gaga won the VMA for best female video for "Bad Romance" she said her her acceptance speech:

"Thank you to the soldiers, the discharged soldiers that came with me tonight. I love you. …And thank you to all the gays for remaking this video over and over again."

Lady Gaga on Larry King:

When she was on the Larry King show Lady Gaga again advocated for her gay and lesbian fans. Lady Gaga said, "I can relate to my fans in that way and I choose not to hide from it, and I’m not interested in Larry, being a perfect placid, pop singer that looks great in bikini’s that’s on the cover of every magazine. I’m more interested in, helping my fans to love who they are, and helping them reject prejudice and reject those things that they are taught, from society to not like themselves – to feel like freaks – they are not wanted."

Lady Gaga at Gay Rights March Oct 2009:

Lady Gaga was one of only a few celebrities to speak at the The National Equality March in 2009. She said, "I can say without uncertainty that this is the single most important moment of my career.

The younger generation, my generation, we are the ones coming up in the world. And we must continue to push this movement forward and close the gap. We must demand full equality for all. They say that this country is free. And they say that this country is equal. But it is not equal if it is sometimes."

Lady Gaga Has a Message for President Obama:

Her speech at the March on Washington continued:

"Obama, I know that you’re listening. (She screams) 'Are you listening?!' We will continue to push you and your administration to bring your words of promise to a reality. We need change now. We demand actions now. ..

And as for my backyard, as a woman in pop music, as a woman with the most beautiful gay fans in the whole world, to do my part, I refuse, I refuse to accept any misogynistic and homophobic behavior in music, lyrics or actions in the music industry."

She concluded her speech by saying, “Bless God and bless the gays.”

Does Lady Gaga Save Lives?:

I haven't heard of anyone saying that Lady Gaga saved their life, but I can especially hear her words ringing in the ears of a gay or lesbian youth somewhere who feels all alone and like a freak. She refers to her fans as "little monsters," those people who don't fit in, who are different and unique. Probably the kids who get bullied or made fun of in school, much the way many LGBT teens are.

I say, "God bless the gays and God bless Gaga."

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