Lady Gaga Speaks During Pride Concert at Stonewall Inn

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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Lady Gaga made a previously-unannounced appearance at the Stonewall Day concert on Christopher Street Friday afternoon to the delight of concert-goers. She spoke to the crowd, but did not perform.

"Dance, sing, rejoice, worship yourself, worship each other," Lady Gaga told the crowd.

Gaga also spoke about the Trump administration, referring to it as "oppressive."

"I will always be there for you, we are all real friends now," she told the crowd.

"I will not stop in pursuit of this liberation," she added. "Take that spotlight, it belongs to you."

"Thank you for inviting me. I feel so blessed," she added.

 

 

 

 

Alicia Keys also made a surprise appearance; she performed, though.

 

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The concert kicked off at 1:15 p.m. and is being dubbed the "Gay Woodstock." It was launched in part, by Pride Live, a social advocacy and community engagement organization.

"The Stonewall Riots are widely considered to represent the beginning of the fight for full LGBTQ+ equality," said Havilah Clarke, Pride Live Board President. "While the world celebrates the 50th anniversary of that historic night, Pride Live will help continue that legacy in a way that best responds to today's community and ever-changing world."

During the concert, Pride Live will be inducting new Stonewall Ambassadors, a group of activists, celebrities, and community leaders who work throughout the year to elevate awareness and support for those who fought for equality against intense discrimination and aggression.

This year's inductees included: Hillary Clinton; Donatella Versace, Chief Creative Officer of Versace; Bozoma Saint John, Chief Marketing Officer of William Morris Endeavor; Conchita WURST, global LGBTQ+ activist and recording artist; Samira Wiley, activist and actor; and Stuart Vevers, Executive Creative Director of Coach.