After a few months on the shelf following hip surgery, Lady Gaga returned to the spotlight this week to sing the National Anthem at NYC's Gay Pride Parade.
The LGBT community is, of course, near and dear to Gaga's heart, and she let them know it Saturday with this rendition of "The Star Spangled Banner" ...
“It’s my LGBT friends and fans who always said to me, 'I knew Lady Gaga when...'” she said. “Well, look who the star is now. Now I get to say I knew you when."
"When you suffered, when you felt unequal, when you felt there was nothing to look forward to,” she added as she launched into the song with a rainbow flag.
At the end, she changed up the lyrics a bit, replacing “star-spangled banner” with "star-spangled flag of pride” and “home of the brave” with “home for the gays.”
Not surprisingly, the crowd went wild.
In another part of her speech, the 27-year-old said, “I would like to thank everyone from the Supreme Court to every legislator and political leader that has ever stood with us."
"Our evolution as citizens continues to change; we see that the further we are able to reveal and share our lives, the further we move into the hearts and minds of other Americans.”
Glad to have Lady Gaga back, isn't it?