Pop singer Lady Gaga has agreed to perform at this weekend's giant Gay Pride event EuroPride 2011 taking place in Rome.

Lady Gaga's involvement with the event was announced at the event's website on Monday.

“Following an invite by the committee, Lady Gaga decided to take part in EuroPride, confirming her support for the LGBT [Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender] community,” organizers announced in a statement.

The Born This Way singer will take the stage at the city's Circus Maximus on Saturday.

More than 50,000 revelers are expected to attend EuroPride 2011.

Last year's decision to hold the traveling party behind the Cold War's Iron Curtain in Warsaw, Poland fell short of expectations, attracting a meager crowd of 8,000, lower than the 20,000 hoped for by organizers.

The addition of Lady Gaga will likely help break a new attendance record for EuroPride.

Lady Gaga is considered a strong advocate for gay rights. Last year, she aggressively campaigned for repeal of “Don't Ask, Don't Tell,” the 1993 law that bans gay and bisexual troops from serving openly.