Gaga Continues Equal Rights Crusade At Gay Rally

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June 12, 2011 | 9:50am EST

Lady Gaga continued her crusade for gay rights on Saturday as she performed at a rally in Rome, Italy.
The eccentric singer was the star guest at the Roma Europride 2011, performing two of her hits, Born This Way and The Edge of Glory.

And Gaga, a vocal supporter of the campaign against the controversial ‘Don’t ask, don’t tell’ policy, which bans homosexual service personnel from revealing their sexuality, used her appearance to call for governments around the world to support gay rights.

She said, “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. We have the same DNA. We were just born this way.

“I am aware that many countries and governments worldwide still restrict their citizens from reading about LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) issues and this is what means the most to me in my career. I want all of your stories to be heard by the world.

“We stand here to demand an end to intolerance.”

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