Singer Lady Gaga on Tuesday was honored for her gay rights advocacy with a prize in memory of John Lennon.

The 26-year-old Lady Gaga shared the biennial LennonOno Grant for Peace with Russian punk band Pussy Riot, the late peace activist Rachel Corrie, civil rights activist John Perkins, and the late writer Christopher Hitchens.

Yoko Ono, the widow of Lennon, presented Lady Gaga with the award at a ceremony in Reykjavik, Iceland. Tuesday was also the birthday of both John Lennon and his son, singer Sean Lennon.

“I will be donating this grant to the Elton John AIDS Foundation and I will be working closely with them to ensure that the money goes specifically to those orphaned and disadvantaged youth in America born with HIV or AIDS,” Lady Gaga said in accepting the prize.

Ono called Lady Gaga “powerful” in remarks to the AFP.

“[I]t's great that she is using her power to do other things than just singing,” Ono added.

The size of the award was not disclosed.