A slew of stars from music, TV and movies couldn't hold back their happiness on Saturday after the U.S. Senate voted to repeal the military policy known as Don't Ask, Don't Tell.

Lady Gaga, who actively campaigned in 2010 against DADT, celebrated with her fans as soon as she learned the news.

The Grammy winner tweeted to over six million followers: "Can't hold back the tears + pride. We did it!! Our voice was heard + today the Senate REPEALED DADT. A triumph for equality after 17 YEARS. Today I am so proud to be American. I wish I was home so I could throw a Parade. We are on the way...to full equal."

The DADT policy, in effect since 1993, failed to protect gay men and women in the service from being kicked out for refusing to hide their sexual orientation. As it comes to an end, Lady Gaga is hardly alone in her excitement
(Senator Harry Reid made sure to tweet directly to Gaga: "We did it! #DADT is a thing of the past"). 'Modern Family' star Jesse Tyler Ferguson, pop princess Katy Perry, comic Kathy Griffin, and many more -- including President Obama -- joined the Twitter party to talk about the news.