Lady Gaga attended Pride Live's Stonewall Day Concert held in New York City on June 28 for WorldPride 2019, in celebration of the LGBTQ riots against a police raid that happened at Stonewall Inn, Manhattan 50 years ago today.
Millions gathered at the stage set on the corner of Waverly and Christopher St. as Lady Gaga took the stage to dazzle the crowd in a head-to-toe rainbow look, including crystal encrusted, thigh-high rainbow boots, high-waisted denim shorts and a strapless black bandeau paired with a Versace branded rainbow denim jacket. Lady Gaga has long been an ally of the LGBTQ+ community ever since her first attempts at making it as a world renowned pop superstar. One of her very first singles "Poker Face" has been constructed on the topic of her prided bisexuality, fantasizing about women while sleeping with men.
"I love you so so much. Happy World Pride!" said Lady Gaga as she ecstatically opened her fiery speech.
"I may not, to some people, be considered a part of this community, even though I like girls sometimes" Lady Gaga added with a smirk. "I would never degrade the fight you have endured" she added as she took on a more serious tone. She stressed the importance of asking a person's pronouns and how they would like to identify as. "You deserve to be addressed as you feel comfortable, respected and loved" Lady Gaga added as the crowed cheered her on.
"True love is when you would take a bullet for someone, and you know I would take a bullet for you any day of the week" Gaga said as she addressed the LGBTQ community. She spoke about the need "to change the system of an extremely oppressive administration" and urged the crowed to imagine the impressive progress that could be made in the next 50 years if we keep "injecting the world with this message of unity and passion."
"Love each other, raise your voice, and, my gosh, VOTE! DON'T FORGET TO VOTE!" Lady Gaga exclaimed as she ended her politically-charged speech.
Backstage at the concert, Lady Gaga hugged and interacted with fellow A-listers such as Alicia Keys and long-time friend Donatella Versace.
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