PR Daily just named Lady Gaga one of its top 10 communicators of 2011 on the strength of this speech, noting that "Gaga can own a stage not only with her songs, but also with her goosebump-inducing cadence when delivering a speech." Her message was one of social justice, and in sharing her observations, she made herself the crowd's messenger with lines like these:
The stories of all my beautiful fans, the young soldiers, the homeless LGBT youth, anti-gay violence, the effect that the denial of gay marriage has on real families worldwide — these are the stories that must be told to the world. These are the stories that will change the world. These are the stories that speak out in the defense of love. We are here today because we are not less valuable. We are here to proclaim our strength, our steadfastness, and our intelligence.We will not be treated as anything less than human.
(Photo from zio Paolino's photostream on Flickr)