Lady Gaga to Senate: 'Repeal 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell''
By Steven Avalos Posted Sep 17th 2010 10:30AM
Lady Gaga addressed her "fellow Americans" and the Senate this morning in a dramatic YouTube video as part of her ongoing effort to see the controversial Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy, which prevents gays from serving openly in the military, overturned and asked her fans to join her and the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network in repealing it. "It is my belief that no one person is more valuable than another," Gaga says in the over-seven-minute long, black-and-white video, flanked by the American flag.
Video after the jump.
Video after the jump.
"Our fight is a continuum of the ever-present equal rights movement," Gaga adds before urging her enormous fan base (a staggering 6.3 million on Twitter and over 18 million on Facebook) to contact their senators and singling out John McCain's moves to stop a vote from taking place.
The call-to-action is perhaps the singer's most forward step into the political arena. In her ever-growing role as an activist, Gaga has partnered with Human Rights Campaign, spoke at the National Equality March Rally, criticized Arizona's discriminatory new immigration enforcement law and, most recently, brought four veterans discharged from the military under DADT as her dates to the Video Music Awards.
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Lady Gaga poses in the press room at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on September 12, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.
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