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Video: Lady Gaga wows New York Pride with National Anthem performance

PinkNews.co.uk Staff Writer June 30, 2013

LGBT activist and singer Lady Gaga wowed campaigners in New York City as she opened the weekend’s Pride celebrations with a rendition of the National Anthem and a stirring speech.

“When I was in high school and grade school and younger, I was considered to be an outcast and I just couldn’t find my place,” Gaga said. “[But] there was a particular crowd who did accept me. There was a particular crowd who made room for me at their table, who held me up when I felt I couldn’t, who loved me for exactly who I was. It was you. And to stand here equal to you tonight, it’s been a dream of mine since my very first experiences with the LGBT community.”

She also praised the repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act and the striking down on Prop 8 ban on same-sex marriage in California.

Last week, Cher performed at a fundraiser for New York Pride.

This weekend also saw Prides being held in San Francisco and in London. Pride in London featured artists A*M*E and Class A.

More: Americas, Defense of Marriage Act, DOMA. Prop 8, lady gaga, New York, new york pride, NYC, supreme court, US

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