Gaga honoured for gay rights campaign

Last Updated: Mar 23, 2011, 20:54 PM IST

London: Pop star Lady Gaga has been honoured for her work to promote gay rights in the US military.

he singer is a vocal supporter of the campaign against the controversial `Don`t ask, don`t tell` policy, which bans homosexual US service personnel from revealing their sexuality.

Dailystar.co.uk reports that Gaga, who couldn`t attend the ceremony in person, sent a video message saying: "I am honoured to accept this award from this organisation that has been dedicated to the service members for the last 17 years, and I recognise that this fight doesn`t end here. We still have so much more to do."

She was rewarded for her efforts at the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network`s (SLDN) 2011 dinner in Washington Monday when she was presented with the Randy Shilts Visibility Award, which honours those who work to promote the SLDN`s campaign.

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