Lady Gaga, a longtime advocate for LGBT rights, says Pride weekend is a time to shine a light on equality.
"This weekend is a time for us all to reflect on the importance of tolerance and the importance of bravery and kindness, the importance of us supporting one another," the superstar told The Associated Press. "It's a beautiful pride that we all should be in awe of."
Gaga added that she's touched to witness the "beautiful pride that I see so many friends and the LGBTQ community have."
The Pride parade in New York City, Gaga's hometown, kicks off Sunday. The Manhattan parade starts on Fifth Avenue and ends in the West Village.