While much of Lady Gaga's jazz jazz show included songs like “It Don’t Mean a Thing ” “Luck Be a Lady,” “Steppin’ Out With My Baby,” and “The Best Is Yet to Come,” she also sang jazzed up versions of some of her biggest hits, and that includes the queer anthem “Born This Way,” which she dedicated to the trans community.
“I’ve got something to say about trans rights in this country,”
declared Lady Gaga during the opening of her new show.
The popular queer icon, who is a longtime supporter of the LGBTIQ+ community, has shown her support for transgender rights in a powerful “Born This Way” performance.
“When you’ve got something to say, you’ve got to speak up, all right,”
said Gaga before performing the queer anthem at her Lady Gaga: Jazz & Piano residency in Las Vegas.
Lady Gaga’s support comes as other musicians, such as Carlos Santana and Alice Cooper, have come under fire for ntheir hurtful anti-trans remarks.
It’s been a year of ups and downs for LGBTIQ+ rights in the US. Republican legislators have introduced nearly 500 bills targeting the LGBTIQ+ community this year, while in contrast, 13 states in the US have signed into law affirmative LGBTIQ+ legislation, and another 23 states have introduced similar queer protection bills.