Lady Gaga is given the keys to the gay
kingdom in an open letter addressed to the Haus of Gaga in this
month's issue of Gay
The 25-year-old Lady Gaga graces one of
four covers celebrating the magazine's 400th issue.
The glossy's editors write in their
letter that Lady Gaga's gay advocacy has won them over and they're
prepared to officially name her the “Greatest Female Gay Icon of
“As practicing homosexuals, we've got
a lot to thank you for, Ga (can we just call you Stef?). Your
unwavering championing of gay rights has genuinely moved us at times.
When you dedicated the song Hair to Jamey Rodemeyer, a boy
who was bullied to death, we wondered how many little monsters hear
your songs and think 'Fuck you, bullies. I'm on the right track.'
When you ended a cute anecdote about being a fairygrandmother to
Elton John's baby on Jonathan Ross' show, and explicitly linked it to
gay rights and acceptance, we did an internal salute. No one else is
regularly making these public links from celebrity to everyday lives.
It's an astoundingly simple concept, that we should be treated the
same as heterosexuals. But we still need global superstars to give
out little reminders. So that all of us, drags, queens, Lebanese,
one and all, have the same basic rights to get on with our lives and
not end them prematurely.”