Gay icon Lady Gaga is ratcheting up the pressure to get “Don't Ask, Don't Tell” repealed, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is listening.

After walking the Video Music Awards red carpet on Sunday escorted by four gay military veterans impacted by the policy that bans gay troops from serving openly, the gay rights supporter messaged her nearly 7 million fans on Tuesday to contact Reid and urge him to schedule a vote on repealing the ban.

“Gay veterans were my VMA dates,” she tweeted. “Repeal Don't Ask Don't Tell. CALL HARRY REID to Schedule Senate Vote.”

Moments later, the Nevada senator replied, “There is a vote on #DADT next week. Anyone qualified to serve this country should be allowed to do so,” and directed the singer and her followers to a press release on the subject posted on the senator's official blog.

Repeal language is tucked inside the military's annual authorization bill. House members approved the bill in May.  Senate Republicans, led by Arizona Senator John McCain, have threatened to filibuster the bill.

The Alejandro singer also backs giving gay and lesbian couples the right to marry.