Lady Gaga Sings the National Anthem at Gay Pride Parade Rally (VIDEO)

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lady gaga gay pride parade kickoff rallyThe LGBT community has a lot to celebrate this year: The Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act and California's Proposition 8. Last night at the Gay Pride Parade Kick-Off Rally in New York City, celebrants got a well-deserved treat: Lady Gaga sang the National Anthem. It was her first appearance since her hip surgery in March -- as if she'd been saving herself for this very moment. As you can hear in the video, the crowd was thrilled to have her at the party.

Gaga explained why she is such a passionate ally to the gay community. When she was younger, she felt like an outcast, unaccepted by others. But there was one group who did accept her "for exactly who I am," and that was the gay community. So it was with tremendous love and pride that she spoke and sang before the Gay Pride Parade.

It's my LGBT friends and fans who say to me, 'I knew Lady Gaga when.' Well, look who's the star now. Now I get to say that I knew you when... when you suffered, when you felt unequal, when you felt there was nothing to look forward to. I knew you then, and I knew you when, but I really know you now.

And of course, because she's Lady Gaga, her a capella version of the Star-Spangled Banner is spectacular. Land of the free and home of the brave indeed.

What do you think of Lady Gaga's performance and speech?

 

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bills... billsfan1104

She does have a good voice, but I do not like that she change the lyrics in the end nor sang to the gay pride flag. I guess I see it as disrespectful to our soldiers that fought under the AMERICAN flag. Just like I didn't like that the CT governor took down the Amercian flag and flew the GAY pride flag.

PonyC... PonyChaser

No. Just. No.


It's obvious that she didn't know the words in the first place. It's not "gave proof to the night," it's "gave proof THROUGH the night." It's not "home for the brave," it's "home OF the brave."


And then to change the words to the Gay Pride Flag? BS.


I don't care who she is. There are some things you don't screw with. You don't need to disrespect one group in order to pay tribute to another.  That song is about our country being united fighting a hard fight, and emerging victorious - a stronger country. This decision was about us being united. Way for Lady Gaga to trash all of that by continuing the divisiveness.

Ken Sinervo

Amazing j9ob, until she changed the lyrics. I am a big fan of Lady Gaga but I feel that is disrespectful.

Betty Zam

Why is it celebs don't know the lyrics to the national anthem?
Also, is it just me or did she have a TON of work done. Her face looks so different!

Shandi80 Shandi80

Wow. She can actually sing. Also, she reminds me of a blonde version of the Nanny in this this video.

Teal Chastain Blacksten

Quibbling about things in the lyrics like to/through and for/of don't bother me so much as singing the National Anthem to the Gay Pride Flag. If she feels that strongly, she should just write a new anthem specifically for the Gay Pride Flag.

bella... bellacazzate

Aw, look at all the insignificants' panties in twists. 

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