First Lady Gaga fights for gay rights
Published 22/09/2010 | 05:00
WHETHER dressed from head to toe in meat or in a demure black twin-set, nobody knows how to grab world headlines better than pop star Lady Gaga.
Having stolen the show at the MTV Video awards the star has now gone political on behalf of gays in the military. She visited the US state of Maine on the eve of a key Senate vote to urge its two US senators to help repeal the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy on gays.
More than 2,000 people attended a rally at Deering Oaks Park, where the Grammy Award-winning singer stood alongside Air Force, Army and Marine veterans who were discharged because of the policy, which prohibits service members from revealing if they are gay and recruiters from asking about sexual orientations.
She suggested a new policy should target straight soldiers who are "uncomfortable" with gay soldiers in their midst.
"Our new law is called 'If you don't like it, go home!"' she said.