Stepping into the public eye for the first time in months after her hip surgery, on Friday night pop star Lady Gaga delivered a speech at New York's Gay Pride kick-off rally. Gaga, a longtime LGBT icon and activist, paid tribute to the LGBT community celebrating the Supreme Court's historic ruling in favor of marriage equality earlier this week.
"As my LGBT fans and friends always said to me, 'I knew Laday Gaga when,'" Gaga said. "Well, look who the star is now. Now I get to say that I knew you when. Now I get to say that I knew you when you suffered, when you felt unequal, when you felt there was nothing to look forward to."
Waving a rainbow flag, Gaga then sand the national anthem: