Politics podcast joshua c
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
Transcripts - Politics podcast joshua c
To what extent has Lady Gaga<br />influenced gay rights in the US?<br />
Just who is Lady Gaga?<br /><ul><li>Lady Gaga is an American pop artist.
She has won 115 awards; many of these have been for best artist and best pop song.
She has had 8 ‘Number One’ hits and is well known for her videos and outfits which have been said to push the boundaries.</li></li></ul><li>GayRightsinAmerica<br /><ul><li>Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender: LGBT.
Same-sex intercourse was only legalised in 2003, compared to 1967 in England and Wales.</li></li></ul><li>Buthow aretheserelated?<br />
Lady Gaga lyrics:<br />There’s nothin’ wrong with lovin’ who you are<br />She said, ‘cause He made you perfect babe<br />So hold your head up, girl and you’ll go far<br />Listen to me when I say<br />I’m beautiful in my way<br />‘Cause God makes no mistakes<br />I’m on the right track, baby<br />I was born this way.<br />
The National Equality March<br />2009<br />"I can say without uncertainty that this is the single most important moment of my career. The younger generation, my generation, we are the ones coming up in the world. And we must continue to push this movement forward and close the gap. We must demand full equality for all. They say that this country is free. And they say that this country is equal. But it is not equal if it is sometimes." <br />“...as a woman with the most beautiful gay fans in the whole world, to do my part, I refuse to accept any misogynistic and homophobic behaviour in music, lyrics or actions in the music industry.”<br />
Don’t Ask; Don’t Tell<br /><ul><li>A Military policy that prevents those who serve in the military from revealing if the are homosexual or not.
Barack Obama promised to repeal it during pre-election and post-election speeches.
Lady Gaga: "Obama, I know that you’re listening. Are you listening?!' We will continue to push you and your administration to bring your words of promise to a reality. We need change now. We demand actions now...” </li></li></ul><li>Bibliography <br /><ul><li>http://www.advocate.com/News/Daily_News/2010/09/21/Lady_Gaga_Weve_Found_Our_Fierce_Advocate/