appears to be on the right path.
The pop star was honored over the weekend with a key to the city of West Hollywood
as well as “Born This Way Day,” as part of a celebration of her album and single “Born This Way,” which was released ten years ago.
In anticipation of Pride Month
, the phrase was also painted in rainbow colors on Robertson Boulevard.
Mayor Lindsey P. Horvath of West Hollywood thanked Gaga for "encouraging us to love ourselves and be proud."
“Through her music
and activism, Lady Gaga has become a cultural icon for our generation,” she said on Sunday, adding, “The anthem ‘Born This Way’ has become an out-and-proud declarative stance for countless LGBTQ people
... I’m overjoyed to declare today ‘Born This Way Day.’”
Gaga told the audience she would "honor" and "cherish" the occasion.
“You’ve been the motherfucking key to my heart for a long time,” she said, promising, “that I’ll always be here for this day... to celebrate with you. To feel joy with you, cry with you, laugh with you. Because you know what we are? We’re poets, and we’re just talking to each other.”
Lady Gaga in West Hollywood talking about Born This Way pic.twitter.com/AQIxeRjq91 — (@itselianthony) May 23, 2021
In an Instagram
post, Gaga stated that the song and album were "inspired by Carl Bean, a gay black religious activist who preached, sang, and wrote about being 'Born This Way.'"
“Notably, his early work
was in 1975, 11 years before I was born. Thank you for decades of unwavering love, bravery, and a reason to sing. So we can all feel joy, because we deserve joy. Because we deserve the right to inspire tolerance, acceptance, and freedom for all,” she wrote in the caption to a photo of herself on Robertson Boulevard.
Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) shared this post on Instagram.