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November 15, 2013

Organizers are appealing the decision that they were wrong to allow children as young as 12 to attend the 'gay' concerts

Russia has fined the organizers of a Lady Gaga concert because she ‘harmed’ children with a pro-gay speech.

A magistrate’s court in St Petersburg yesterday (14 November) fined Planet Plus 20,000 rubles ($614, €455).

During the gigs in St Petersburg and Moscow on 9 and 12 December 2012, the US singer dared Russia to arrest her and made a speech about the bravery of LGBTs in the face of anti-gay laws.

November 14, 2013

'He’s just mad that I don’t want to hang out anymore because I don’t want to be around fake people'

The bitter feud between former BFFs Lady Gaga and Perez Hilton is heating up again.

Gaga stopped by The Howard Stern Show this week and went into detail about why she and the blogger are on the outs.

Things went sour during an interview while she was in the middle of a world tour.

'In the middle of the interview he started asking me really terrible questions and he was being very negative about (my album) Born This Way and we had had a lot to drink,' she told Stern. 'He was supposed to be my friend and I felt betrayed, so I started crying.'

November 13, 2013

Two gay icons have locked horns once again after critics accused the Born This Way singer of copying Express Yourself

Lady Gaga has claimed Madonna hates that she is not bothered about her.

The bisexual singer has spoken openly about the duo’s rivalry on Howard Stern’s radio show, saying she doesn’t want the Queen of Pop’s ‘fucking throne’.

Asked why Madonna seems to have a problem with her, the ‘Bad Romance’ singer told the DJ: ‘I think she’s more aggravated that I’m not upset that she doesn’t like me.

‘ ‘Cause I don’t care that she doesn’t like me…No, I don’t care… It’s such nonsense.’

November 8, 2013

Two gay icons have locked horns once again after critics accused the Born This Way singer of copying Express Yourself

Bisexual singer Lady Gaga has said her dream was to piss off Madonna.

The Bad Romance star has looked back on the plagiarism claims that were made after she released single ‘Born This Way’.

Already being called a Madonna copycat at the time, many critics accused Gaga of copying Madonna’s ‘Express Yourself’.

When the Queen of Pop revealed the setlist for her MDNA tour, she referenced the media storm by performing a mash-up of the two songs, as well as album track ‘She’s Not Me’.

October 27, 2013
Mother Monster gives gay fans her first performance of 'Venus', before stripping naked on stage

Lady Gaga surprised hundreds of clubbers at G-A-Y last night (26 October) by performing an impromptu gig at the famous London gay bar.

 

The 'Born This Way' singer took to the stage and performed her latest single, 'Venus', for the first time.

 

Gaga did more than premier her newest single, as she gave onlookers a glance at her pubic hair before stripping naked at the end of her set.

July 1, 2013

'Born This Way' singer made a surprise comeback at New York City gay equality rally

Lady Gaga made her comeback at New York City Gay Pride following her hip surgery and canceled world tour.

On Friday (28 June), the ‘Born This Way’ singer performed an updated national anthem at a rally.

In her speech before the song, she gave her support to fellow gay icon Cher, after rumors the two clashed over an unreleased duet.

‘It’s my LGBT friends and fans who always said to me, I knew Lady Gaga when,’ the singer said.

June 28, 2013

'Born This Way' singer will reportedly make a surprise appearance at one of the biggest gay pride events in the world

Lady Gaga is to make a long-awaited return after her surgery at New York City Pride.

The ‘Born This Way’ singer will be speaking at the NYC Pride Kick Off Rally at Pier 26 hosted by RuPaul’s Drag Race favorite Pandora Boxx between seven and 10pm tonight (28 June).

It will be her first major appearance since she was forced to cancel the remaining dates on her ‘Born This Way Ball’ tour in February after she came down with a hip injury.

April 12, 2013

Bisexual singer, after recovering from her own hip surgery, is flying a girl to meet with her private surgeon and pay for all the costs

Bisexual singer and gay icon Lady Gaga is paying for a fan to have a hip operation.

The ‘Born This Way’ singer had a hip operation as she suffered from synovitis and inflammation of the joints.

One of her fans, named Emma, reached out to the singer as she suffers from scoliosis and hip dyplasia.

Gaga named her wheelchair after the young fan, and is now going to pay for her to fly out to consult with her personal surgeon and cover the costs of the operation.

February 14, 2013

Bisexual singer and gay icon has cancelled remainder of tour dates due to doctors ordering her to have hip surgery

Bisexual pop star and gay icon Lady Gaga has cancelled the rest of her remaining ‘Born This Way’ tour dates.

Disappointed fans are allowed to get their tickets refunded starting from today (14 February), the touring company has confirmed.

A statement posted to the ‘Bad Romance’ singer’s Little Monsters social network explained she requires surgery for a hip injury, and doctors have ordered her to rest.

‘Live Nation Global Touring has confirmed that the remainder of the Lady Gaga Born This Way Ball performances have been cancelled,’ the statement said.

February 1, 2013

Bisexual Poker Face singer calls former assistant a 'f**king hood rat who is suing me for money she didn't earn'

Bisexual pop star Lady Gaga may have proven she truly is a ‘fame monster’ in the way she has gone on a rant in court about her former personal assistant.

Jennifer O’Neill is suing the ‘Born This Way’ singer for overtime pay, who Gaga describes as a ‘fucking hood rat who is suing me for money that she didn’t earn’.

January 25, 2013

The 'Born This Way' singer will collaborate with the legendary American crooner for a new record

Bisexual pop singer Lady Gaga has confirmed she will release a jazz record.

The 26-year-old ‘You and I’ singer will collaborate with legendary 86-year-old crooner Tony Bennett on the album, which currently has no release date.

The two worked together on Bennett’s duets album for the 1937 swing show tune ‘Lady Is A Tramp’.

‘And here’s me and my handsome date, I simply cannot wait for our album together, he’s my darling’, Gaga tweeted, along with a picture of herself and Bennett.

January 25, 2013

The latest men's line by French fashion brand Mugler features the upside-down pink triangle used to identify homosexuals in Nazi concentration camps

This year's Paris Fashion Week saw a reappearance of a former Nazi symbol in a trendy fashion label's menswear presentation.

French fashion brand Bugler incorporated into its latest men's line the inverted pink triangle, a badge originally sewn onto the garments of convicted homosexuals in Nazi concentration camps.

Reclaimed as a symbol of gay pride since the 1970s, the pink triangle used in Mugler's latest men's collection was the only dash of color along highlighter green and neon blue in a predominantly monochromatic collection. 

January 17, 2013

Florida Family Association targeted the singer's anti-bullying and suicide prevention efforts at the Born Brave Bus Tour

Lady Gaga is used to anti-gay protests, but even the bisexual pop icon was probably not expecting an extremist right-wing group to fly an anti-gay banner over one of her concerts.

Florida Family Association welcomed the superstar to Tacoma, Washington, on 14 January by paying a small airplane to fly an ad reading ‘Not Born This Way’ over thousands of fans.

The FFA says it was specifically targeting the Born Brave Bus Tour, a space set up before the show for people aged 13 to 25 to find resources on anti-bullying, suicide prevention and mental health services.

December 21, 2012

Pop superstar to help fans at Lady Gaga's concerts talk about their problems to psychologists

Lady Gaga is taking her anti-bullying charity on tour in an effort to raise awareness of mental health issues.

The US pop star's Born This Way Foundation has teamed up with the National Council for Behavioral Health to set up booths with psychologists for her fans to talk to at her upcoming concerts in North America.

The Born Brave Bus Tour will visit 27 cities in total, reported Digital Spy.

December 20, 2012

Queen of Pop retains her crown to take over $228 million in ticket sales this year

Madonna's MDNA was the highest grossing tour of 2012, beating pop rival Lady Gaga.

The Material Girl made more than $228 million in ticket sales, performing over 80 sell-out shows around the world, reports Billboard.

Her tour, which started in Israel in May and ends in South America this weekend, trounced nemesis and fellow gay icon Lady Gaga to the top spot.

The 26-year-old singer lagged behind in sixth place, raking in $125 million.

December 13, 2012

Born This Way singer continues to speak out for LGBT rights in Russia despite facing legal action from St Petersburg lawmaker

Pop superstar Lady Gaga is continuing to speak out for gay rights in Russia, despite threats of legal action.

The singer told the audience during her concert in the capital Moscow last night (12 December) that she had been warned about the country's gay 'propaganda' laws.

'Thank you, Moscow, for spreading the message of equality around the world. Thank you for spreading the message of Born This Way,' she said.

October 14, 2012

Bisexual pop star urges her 30.3 million followers on Twitter to 'educate themselves' on politics

Bisexual pop superstar Lady Gaga isn’t known for her subtlety, whether it is her outfits, her songs, or her points of view.

So it was no surprise the ‘Born This Way’ singer said she is prepared to chain herself to the White House in an effort to help legalize gay marriage.

She took to Twitter to urge her fans to become more informed about this year’s US presidential race between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney.

October 7, 2012

The pop singer will be given the award, as well as Russian punk band Pussy Riot and writer Christopher Hitchens, by Yoko Ono.

Pop superstar Lady Gaga will be honored for her work campaigning for equality for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people.

Sharing a peace prize in memory of John Lennon, the bisexual singer has been chosen long with four others to receive the biennial LennonOno Grant For Peace.

Other nominees include Russian punk band Pussy Riot, who were jailed for singing a pro-gay, anti-Putin song in a Moscow cathedral, and the late influential liberal writer Christopher Hitchens,

October 2, 2012

Born This Way singer says she's 'too busy' to perform with pop rival and fellow gay icon Madonna

Lady Gaga has snubbed fellow gay icon Madonna by refusing to perform a duet with her in New York.

The new queen of pop turned down the Material Girl's attempt to mend a rift between the superstars because she was too busy on her Born This Way Ball tour.

'Madonna called to ask Gaga to perform with her at Yankee Stadium,' Gaga's manager Vincent Herbert said, reported The Sun.

'Her manager reached out to us and said Madonna would like Gaga to perform with her.'

September 24, 2012

In a radio interview, Lady Gaga criticised Pope Benedict XVI's comments against gay marriage in France and voiced her support for LGBT rights and equality

During an interview with the French Radio station Europe 1, Lady Gaga slammed the recent comments by Pope Benedict XVI who said that gay marriage is a threat to the family and society.

Speaking live yesterday (23 September) she said: ‘I think that gay marriage is something that is going to happen, it must. We are not truly equal part of humanity if we not allowed to freely love one another.

September 17, 2012

Queen of Pop has teased the two 'rival' gay icons may work together in the near future

Madonna has spoken out of her love for fellow pop star Lady Gaga in the only way she knows how.

The Queen of Pop and gay icon dedicated her track Masterpiece to the younger bisexual star during a performance in Atlantic City, New Jersey, over the weekend, and appeared to accuse her of copying her.

She said: ‘I love her. I love her. I do love her. Imitation is the highest form of flattery.’

Perhaps most exciting for music fans, she added: ‘And one day, very soon, we’re going to be on stage together. Just you wait.’

August 29, 2012

As her Born This Way Ball world tour continues, Denmark’s little monsters are ready for their encounter with the one and only Lady Gaga

The Born This Way Ball is Lady Gaga’s third concert tour and her most ambitious yet. It's 110 shows in total - dates in Asia, New Zealand and Australia have already been completed, the European leg of the tour has just commenced and then it will be onwards to Latin America, South Africa and North America by January 2013.