Lady Gaga made a statement after singing her chart-topping self-empowerment song “Born this Way” and new song “The Edge of Glory” at the EuroPride rally held at Circus Maximus in Rome last Saturday.
“Today and every day we fight for freedom. We fight for justice. We beckon for compassion, understanding and above all we want full equality now,” she declared to thousands of people who graced the concert.
The US pop diva criticised governments in Russia, Poland, Lithuania, Hungary and Lebanon for condemning young people to a life of isolation and discrimination and told crowd: “We’re all from the same DNA. We were just born this way.”
Lady Gaga’s speech concluded the parade through Rome where around 1 million participants criticised the Vatican and Italy’s government for condemning gay people.
“I want to tell the world, Europe and above all Italy, which is a bit closed, that we have the right to be treated like human beings,” said 25-year-old pop icon who donned a green hair and a silver dress with feathers.
Placards read “Different People, Same Rights” and “Papa No, Gaga Si”.
Watch the video of her performance at the EuroPride rally here:
Barely a month ago, Lady Gaga was named by Forbes magazine as the Most Powerful Celebrity this year dethroning Oprah Winfrey (CLICK HERE for related article). She seemed to be using this power now to be the voice of the LGBT community around the world. Last year, she spoke out against the now repealed US policy which forced gay servicemen and women to keep their sexuality secret or face dismissal.
Image courtesy of celebcosmo.com, video courtesy of Boxyio