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.