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Watch: A New Message from Lady Gaga on 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

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Lady Gaga continues her advocacy for the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" with this direct video explaining the serious prejedices of the failed military gay ban and urging Senators to vote for its repeal.

Says Gaga: "I am here to be a voice for my generation."

In the video, Gaga calls her own senator (Chuck Schumer), and explains how you can too.

Call your senator at (202) 224-3121 or go to http://www.sldn.org/gaga.

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. I applaud Lady GaGa !

    Posted by: Robert Strait | Sep 17, 2010 8:30:33 AM


  2. so over her. as if she'd really help the cause. no commitment, no action.. only press and promotion.

    Posted by: Tank | Sep 17, 2010 8:43:30 AM


  3. Tank = troll.

    Posted by: Aron | Sep 17, 2010 8:48:23 AM


  4. @Tank: Press and Promotion *are* action. She's using her platform, arguably the biggest in the Country, if not the Western World at the moment, to encourage people to contact their representative, to educte people, to call for action. Short of having her run for office (if only... think of the stump speech outfits) what would you have her do?

    The Gaga hate that flares when she speaks out intrigues me. I dare anyone who puts her down to find another 24 year odl who would use the level of fame to which she's been catapaulted for good or to draw attention to issues like DADT (*looks at "Gossip Girl" cast, Britney, Lohan, All of Young Hollywood and taps foot*). Gaga is, like her or not, using her fame in some positive ways.

    Viva La Gaga!

    Posted by: Dxx | Sep 17, 2010 8:52:55 AM


  5. Tank: You must have the intelligence and reasoning of a peanut. You might want to go to the doctor. It sounds like something crawled inside of you, died, and is rotting inside of the cavity that would typically house one's brain. It's either that or you are just a bitter troll.

    If nothing else, Stephanie's voice is at least as important and powerful as any other citizen that chooses to speak up and speak out about this cause. I applaud anyone, celebrity or not, and for whatever personal motivation, that makes an effort to keep the injustice of DADT in people's consciousness.

    Posted by: bastian | Sep 17, 2010 9:06:01 AM


  6. Now if she would also get behind and make a push for ENDA.... That would be great!

    Posted by: CGD | Sep 17, 2010 9:23:00 AM


  7. She did get a lot of people to call their Senators. That video with the two young ladies, and the response form the Senator was impressive. As annoying as celebs can be sometimes, it's moments when they spur folks into action we need to applaud, whether we like the celeb or not.

    Ad hey, it's more inspiring to younger folks than blogs and heads of certain organizations, so whatever gets them active and understanding....

    Posted by: DR | Sep 17, 2010 9:41:16 AM


  8. She's been a more effective advocate than the President from what I've seen. Good to know.

    Posted by: smurf | Sep 17, 2010 9:53:43 AM


  9. Listen to Aron.

    Please Do Not Feed The Troll

    Posted by: Timothy | Sep 17, 2010 9:54:30 AM


  10. I would have never watched an entire video like that unless it was lady gaga. Therefore, it IS working, and I am calling now. She is so great for us.

    Posted by: matt | Sep 17, 2010 10:42:56 AM


  11. This message would have been WAY more effective if she actually would have gotten through to speak with someone, or at least a voicemail system. How does this motivate people to call if they think it's simply going to be a waste of time? Make the calling process seem simple and non-threatening. Many people don't call the Senate offices very often, show them that it's no big deal and that it's one of our rights as constituents.

    Posted by: anthony | Sep 17, 2010 10:46:59 AM


  12. I have 100% respect for her after the last couple of weeks. Was not a fan before but I am now and Tank you sound like a very ungrateful person about this. She is helping and trying to do what she can. Why complain? It is so ignorant.

    Posted by: Rann | Sep 17, 2010 10:53:51 AM


  13. I'm gay and I'm all about getting DADT repealed but WHAT ABOUT ENDING THIS STUPID WAR?

    Posted by: joe.moon | Sep 17, 2010 11:25:03 AM


  14. Thank you Lady Gaga.

    Posted by: gc | Sep 17, 2010 11:38:18 AM


  15. and then right after in the unedited version she announced the track listing to her next album and sang some of it and said "don't forget to get my new Album! GAYS!" then she laughed all the way to the bank!

    Posted by: daveny | Sep 17, 2010 12:04:02 PM


  16. God bless her. She sings, she writes, she plays, she dances and Jesus if she doesn't REPRESENT.

    I am beginning to love this broad.

    Posted by: yonkersconquers | Sep 17, 2010 12:04:47 PM


  17. ... I have called both my US Senators here in AZ ... I got John McCain's voicemail and left him a msg. When I called John Kyl's office, his staffer answered the phone, that was awesome!! ... I told both of their offices, that DADT is unamerican, wrong and needs to be repealed. It really shouldn't matter what peoples sexual orientation is if they are willing to die for this country. ... Thank you Gaga, you are a god send! ...

    Posted by: GARRETT | Sep 17, 2010 12:14:24 PM


  18. I JUST called that number and within 30 seconds was speaking to a staffer of each of the Senators in my state (Schumer and GIllibrand). They were polite and listened and I have to say it was the easiest thing Ive done today.
    I'm a gay guy living in NYC but come from a strong military background Both of my parents served during times of war as Marines, and my only sibling, a younger brother, 20, has already been in Iraq and ships out to Afghanistan next month.
    I applaud Gaga and her use of fame to draw attention to this terrible issue. I concur with the above post about the other young hollywood crew who don't do anything with their stardom but get in trouble. Thanks Steph...

    Posted by: Nate Gray | Sep 17, 2010 12:44:37 PM


  19. So the chances are that you are gay if you visit this website...And you needed a pop star to shoot a video as a call to action? Wow. I applaud her desire to jump on a bandwagon and give it all she's got, but in 2010, given the general public's opinion, this isn't really necessary. Until the majority of gay people care enough about gay issues to act accordingly, and not just Lady Gaga fans (who I might add only account for a minority within a minority), there will be no real social change.

    I also think it is a rather convenient gay platform to stand upon as it is obvious we are pretty close to abolishing the policy. I do think her voice would have been better lent to ending DOMA and securing marriage equality, where there is a truly uphill battle before us. I respect her allegiance...I know beggars can't be choosers and appreciation is due, but for the sake of dialogue, I believe I make a valid point. I believe that her voice will have lost some of its potency by the time she might get around to that as she will very quickly become cartoonishly associated with gay rights by the moral majority, considering that she is a cartoonish and relatively superficial character. She is also a straight woman at the end of the day, and she can carry as many gays in her pocket as she can, but this won't change. Like Madonna, eventually she will be resented for that, albeit the gays might give her a better report card if she keeps shouting loud enough.

    Posted by: Alex N | Sep 17, 2010 12:46:28 PM


  20. I think Lady Gaga is shamelessly using DADT for self-promotion, and to ingratiate herself with Gay fans. I thought her appearance with Gay vets at the VMAs and subsequent Tweet made it really obvious. What's more, I don't think calling Senators will do any good, because the stalled legislation in question is a piece of sh*t that doesn't effect repeal. That said, I'll support anybody's right to speak out against this insane military policy.

    Posted by: Stuffed Animal | Sep 17, 2010 12:52:48 PM


  21. well said, stuffed animal.. look who are the real trolls now..

    Posted by: Tank | Sep 17, 2010 1:46:29 PM


  22. Why does it take to convince you trolls that Gaga supports gays....like really does she have to cut off an arm or something. Be grateful for people like her, she is amazing is every way!!! you ungrateful bitchs!

    Posted by: shae | Sep 17, 2010 2:02:45 PM


  23. Please check out Cyndi Lauper's Give a Damn Campaign also requesting people to contact Congress today! Both ladies are truly amazing!

    Posted by: Sean | Sep 17, 2010 2:05:17 PM


  24. This proves that Lady Gaga has bigger balls than Adam Lambert.

    What has he done for his our community?

    Posted by: gayalltheway | Sep 17, 2010 2:21:24 PM


  25. All of you who say that Lady Gaga is just in this for the publicity....when has she ever needed any help making a spectical of herself? Im sure she could have found someting more outragious to cause a stir than bringing a some discharged servicmembers to the VMAs. I think she believes in this. Just think what kinds of things you would say if someone gave you platform. We are quick to give celebs grief for being shallow and flamboyant...and try to knock them down when they try to do something positive....damned if you do/damned if you dont. You go, Gaga!

    Posted by: Rachel | Sep 17, 2010 2:37:42 PM


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