Did you know that, during a Human Rights Council-sponsored dinner on the eve of last Sunday’s National Equality March that a pop star (Ms. GaGa) usurped the leader of the free world’s (Mr. Obama’s) mantle as Gay Defender of The Known Universe, a title first created by William Jefferson Clinton?
Well, now you do.
It was a good thing Obama opened for Lady GaGa at the HRC national dinner (he spoke right before she performed, and joked about being the opening act), because she seems to be taking more action than him to help the LGBT community.
The Lady herself one-upped the leader of the free world by speaking at on the steps of the Capitol building, an opportunity Obama declined. It remains to be seen whether the president — who’s yet to make good on Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell — listens to more than just her music.
“I have seen and witnessed so many things over the past two years and I can say with such certainty that this is the single most important moment of my career [being at the march],” said Lady GaGa at the rally following the march. “As a woman in pop music … To do my part, I refuse to accept any misogynistic and homophobic behavior in music lyrics or actions in the music industry.”
Lady GaGa even had the gumption to call out her opening act during her speech. “Obama, I know that you’re listening. Are you listening?” screamed Lady GaGa. “We will continue to push you and your administration to bring your words of promise to a reality. We need change now. We demand action now.” [Amplify]
But since her videos are completely insane she will never get elected to office in this country. There’s a long way to go, even with her opening act occupying the big boy seat in the White House.