Lady Gaga Calls Out the American Senate
With the American Senate set to vote on the very important “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy, which prevents openly gay men and women from serving in the US Armed Forces, a lot of people are reaching out to their senators.
And one of those people is Lady Gaga herself.
Of course by now you’ve probably heard the political statements she made at the Video Music Awards, showing up with several discharged service men and women and of course the infamous meat dress. But Lady Gaga didn’t stop there. The award-winning singer/songwriter/performer has posted a video to her site, not only talking about the dangers and harmful attitude of DADT, but also showing her calling her state senators to ask them to vote to repeal the law.
What shocked me the most near the end of this video was Lady Gaga using her birth name (I don’t like to say “real” name because I’m sure to her the name “Lady Gaga” is as real as “Stefani”). She has talked before about making sure her fans always see her as Lady Gaga and not as Stefani, but this is so important that she is willing to sacrifice that bit of her artistic statement. For Lady Gaga to do something like that, it has to be for a cause she feels as deeply in herself as she feels her music.
Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell has already been ruled by a judge as unconstitutional. And yet our senate is still fighting over whether gay men and lesbians should be allowed to fight for our nation without being forced to hide a part of who they are. These tactics are purely discriminatory. Think about it: when was the last time you heard about the US government punishing a soldier for walking around and being openly straight? “Private McFakename, a man, was discharged for talking, openly, about having sex with women.”
What do you think about all of this, Buzznet?