Lady Gaga made a surprise appearance at New York City’s historic Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village. Dressed head-to-toe in rainbow, the "Born This Way" singer gave an emotional speech outside the venue where, on June 28, 1969, hundreds of gay and transgender people fought back against a discriminatory police raid.
"It makes me cry, I am so emotional today," a tearful Gaga told the crowd. "This community has fought and continued to fight a war of acceptance, a war of tolerance, and of the most relentless bravery. You are the definition of courage."
She continued: "The universe brought us together in the spirit of kindness, and together we’re a powerhouse. I hope you celebrate every inch of who you are today. You were born this way and you are superstars! I will continue to fight every day during shows, and even when I'm not on stage, to spread a message that’s actually quite simple: Be kind."
"True love is when you would take a bullet for someone," Gaga added. "And you know I would take a bullet for you any day of the week."