She defined herself as a "child of diversity" and called for the end of intolerance and discrimination against gay and transgender people in many countries.
Lady Gaga proudly cited her Italian roots, played the piano and sang at the end of a gay pride parade Saturday night. She told fans her costume — a one-shoulder-black top and flouncy black-and-white plaid skirt — were from Gianni Versace's last fashion collection.
Lady Gaga insisted gays "will not be treated as anything less than human." She says thousands of people came to the rally "to defend love."