Holding her Oscar for Best Original Song at this year’s Academy Awards, singer Lady Gaga has expressed a kind and loving message to everyone heading to the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras parade and party this weekend.
“What I would love to say is one of the hardest things in life is to be brave enough to be yourself,” Gaga said. “I wish to everyone that is going to that celebration to feel a joy inside of them.”
Lady Gaga shares a message to those going to 2019 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras: "I wish to everyone that is going to that celebration to feel a joy inside of them" #Oscars pic.twitter.com/Wg7kCfzIeM— Variety (@Variety) February 25, 2019
During backstage interviews, Gaga continued her message by saying:
“That’s actually what Bradley said to me yesterday right before we did our last rehearsal of this performance of ‘Shallow’. Let’s just drop a little bit of joy and I said ‘okay’ and turns out joy did a whole lot for me.
“So I’ll tell you something, I hope everybody there in Sydney feels so much joy and celebrates all sexual identities. And I also have a true dream in our future as we evolve as humanity that these award shows won’t be male and female but we’ll include everyone.”