Lady Gaga, the stage name of Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, is an American actress, singer, and songwriter, renowned for her musical variety and image makeovers.
Recently, the pop star has toured North America as part of her Chromatica Ball tour. Lady Gaga performed at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C, on Monday night August 8. She used her performance to make some notable remarks about gay marriage and abortion rights.
Gaga sang her 2011 hit song “The Edge of Glory” in front of a jammed-packed crowd. Before starting her song performance, she spoke out against the Supreme Court’s Dobbs decision that overturned Roe v. Wade and made abortion illegal.
She said, “I would like to dedicate this song to every woman in America. To every woman who now has to worry about her body if she gets pregnant. I pray that this country will speak up and we will not stop until it is right.”
She further added, “I pray that this country will speak up and we will not stop until it’s right.”
Soon after Gaga’s performance and her speaking up against the court’s decision on abortion, her fans started to share her opinion on social media.
"I would like to dedicate this song to every woman in America. To every woman who now has to worry about her body if she gets pregnant. I pray that this country will speak up and we will not stop until its right!" – Lady Gaga talking about abortion rights at The #ChromaticaBallDC pic.twitter.com/YjwlC0rg7C
— Ryan | Lady Gaga 🏳️🌈 (@ryanleejohnson) August 9, 2022
Gaga continued to play the stripped-down version of the song, and added, “I don’t mean to be a downer, but there’s some shit that’s more important than show business.”
Gaga, a fervent supporter of LGBTQ+ rights, also used a part of her performance to express her concerns about government interference with homosexual marriage.
Earlier in the show, Gaga touched on same-sex marriage issues by referring to the 2011 song “Born This Way,” as a song of equality.
Gaga said, “This might not be the national anthem, but it’s our national anthem!” An advocate for the LGBTQ+ community from the start of her career, Gaga yelled, “They better not try to mess with gay marriage in this country!”
An enthusiastic attendant of the Chromatica Ball shares a self-captured scene from the concert while also highlighting Gaga’s take on gay marriage:
— ᘛFaelzinho ☬ ⚔️ (@faellofgucci) August 9, 2022
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Gaga plans to continue touring the country with her Chromatica Ball, stopping next at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford NJ. She will also make stops in Boston, Chicago, and Arlington before heading overseas to Japan for a pair of concerts scheduled on September 3 and 4.
According to a new GLAAD study, LGBTQ+ portrayal on TV is at an all-time high. It’s a fact that there are more LGBTQ characters on television and in movies today than ever before.
Since the beginning of her career, when Gaga came out to Barbara Walters in an interview in 2009, she openly identified as bisexual. The award-winning actress and music diva has penned a number of songs about her desire for women. Previously Gaga also stated that she might not be “considered a part of” the LGBTQ community despite liking “girls occasionally.”
Raising a voice in the support of abortion rights, gay marriage, and the unjust decision of the Supreme Court’s Dobbs, which overturned Roe v. Wade and outlawed abortion, has sparked a discussion in the general public and her fandom, favoring Gaga’s courage and her willingness to use her celebrity power and create awareness about the issues.