Lady Gaga

Since her start as a performance artist and singer, Lady Gaga has been extremely outspoken through her music and concerts about her support for LGBTQ equality.  She tends to stray away from society’s “norm” by the way she looks, acts, and dresses.  She has so much influential power because of her fame, so she decides to use that power to express herself and to help others feel comfortable expressing themselves as well.  She even said that “I’m just trying to change the world, one sequin at a time.”  For example, she was the first singer to reference the LGBTQ at the Super Bowl half time show.  She has also participated in multiple equality marches.  It has been her goal to get people talking and to feel more comfortable with the entire community, especially since Lady Gaga herself has come out as bisexual.  She wants men and women to be able to dress and act however they desire without feeling judged by people.  This is why she wears outrageous outfits, because she wants to show people it is okay to be different and it can be accepted.  She is one of many celebrities who use their fame as a way to try to make a difference particularly in the LGBTQ community.  Jack Halberstam’s focuses on Gaga Feminism because Lady Gaga does a good job at embodying ideas of sex and gender and breaking away from society’s fixed roles that men and women are supposed to have.  Lady Gaga resists being put in a bubble or a category.  She does whatever she feels like and she has zero shame.  This is why she has such a strong fan base and support system behind her and why Halberstam chooses her to help better represent and explain feminism, sex, and gender.

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  1. I appreciate all of the celebrities out there who support the LGBTQ+ community, ones like Lady Gaga. I look up to the celebrities like Kerry Washington, who spends her time promoting the LGBTQ+ community and asking her fans and followers for more acceptance and help within the community. There is also Anne Hathaway, who has a brother who is gay, and Daniel Radcliffe, who spend their time promoting the LGBTQ+ community as well. These celebs, who live such hectic lives, make sure to focus their time on the important things and life, and they stand up for they believe is truly important. These people are winning awards for not only their acting skills, but the work they are doing to improve the LGBTQ+ community.

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