Singer and equality campaigner describes homosexuals as 'revolutionaries of love'
Lady Gaga sang two songs and gave a speech at a gay rights rally in Rome last night (June 11) – scroll down and click below to watch footage of her performance.
The singer appeared at the Italian capital’s Circus Maximus stadium as part of the EuroPride event, where she performed piano-led versions of ‘Born This Way’ and ‘The Edge Of Glory’.
Gaga‘s speech saw her describe homosexuals as “revolutionaries of love” and call for “full equality now”, reports Associated Press.
“We’re all from the same DNA. We were just born this way,” she said, before telling the crowd she is often asked: “How gay are you, Lady Gaga?”
“My answer is: ‘I am a child of diversity’,” she added.
Organisers have estimated that around one million people attended the rally, which coincided with similar events in countries across the continent.
Lady Gaga has campaigned for gay rights throughout her career, including attacking the US military’s ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ (DADT) policy.
She called on Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to repeal the policy, and wore a meat outfit at the 2010 MTV VMA Awards to draw attention to her views.
Earlier this year, Gaga‘s single ‘Born This Way’ was edited on Malaysian radio to remove lyrics breaking the country’s rules on promoting homosexuality.