Singer Lady Gaga was honored at the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network's (SLDN) 19th Annual National Dinner on Saturday in Washington.

The 24-year-old Born This Way singer received the group's Randy Shilts Visibility Award.

SLDN, the largest group to lobby Congress to end “Don't Ask, Don't Tell,” the law that bans gay and bisexual troops from serving openly, recruited Lady Gaga to speak out in favor of repeal.

In December, President Barack Obama signed a repeal bill into law that will lead to the law's eventual end, possibly as early as this summer.

“Lady Gaga's outspoken commitment to end 'Don't Ask' discrimination renewed the call for repeal on the national stage and emboldened millions of young people to get engaged, take action and play a decisive role in repealing this bad law,” SLDN Executive Director Aubrey Sarvis said in a statement. “We are profoundly grateful to Lady Gaga for her passion and tireless involvement.”

Lady Gaga called for repeal of the law at the SLDN-organized #4THE14K rally in September and also created several videos urging her fans to support legislative repeal of DADT.

MSNBC host Chris Matthews served as the event's master of ceremonies and House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer was the keynote speaker.