Lady Gaga made her first public appearance since undergoing hip surgery in March at this year’s NYC Gay Pride Kick Off Rally.
Gaga not only praised the ruling that handed same-sex married couples federal benefits but also blasted the recent high-profile bias attacks in the city, including a fatal shooting in the West Village.
“We are not a niche. We are part, a big giant part of humanity. It’s time for us to be mainstream,” said Gaga, before leading the crowd in rally chants.
“I demand the rights! To safe streets!” she said, the audience shouting back at her, “Enough is enough, enough is enough.”
She closed the appearance by singing the national anthem a cappella, changing a lyric for the occasion: “Oh say, does our star-spangled flag of pride yet wave.”
Outside of a few photos of the singer in a wheelchair, Gaga has been off the radar since ending the tour.
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