London, March 23 (IANS) Pop star Lady Gaga has been honoured for her work to promote gay rights in the US military.
The singer is a vocal supporter of the campaign against the controversial ‘Don’t ask, don’t tell’ policy, which bans homosexual US service personnel from revealing their sexuality.
Dailystar.co.uk reports that Gaga, who couldn’t attend the ceremony in person, sent a video message saying: “I am honoured to accept this award from this organisation that has been dedicated to the service members for the last 17 years, and I recognise that this fight doesn’t end here. We still have so much more to do.”
She was rewarded for her efforts at the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network’s (SLDN) 2011 dinner in Washington Monday when she was presented with the Randy Shilts Visibility Award, which honours those who work to promote the SLDN’s campaign.