FILE - In this file CD cover image released by Interscope Records, the latest release by Lady Gaga, “Born This Way”, is shown. Amazon experienced a high volume of traffic that caused delays for those downloading the album — echoing a posting on the album's product page on Amazon.com. (AP Photo/Interscope Records, File) (AP)

Lady Gaga to join in Rome gay pride event

The star was invited by the U.S. ambassador to Italy


Associated Press
June 6, 2011 8:54PM (UTC)

The U.S. Ambassador to Italy says Lady Gaga has accepted an invitation to participate in a gay pride parade in Rome's Circus Maximus -- the closing event of 2011 Euro Pride.

David Thorne said in a statement Monday he is "very proud to have an Italian-American artist of her stature" come to the Italian capital. He quoted U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as saying human rights are gay rights.

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The pop star was invited by Thorne and the local organizers of Euro Pride, which takes place each year in a different European city

Lady Gaga's new album "Born This Way" sold a million copies in its first week.


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