Lady GaGa has been honoured for her work to promote gay rights in the U.S. military with a special award at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. on Monday night (21Mar11).
The Poker Face hitmaker is a vocal supporter of the campaign against the controversial 'Don't ask, don't tell' policy, which bans homosexual U.S. service personnel from revealing their sexuality.
She was rewarded for her efforts at the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network's 2011 dinner in Washington, D.C. on Monday when she was presented with the Randy Shilts Visibility Award, which honours those who work to promote the Sldn's campaign.
Gaga could not attend in person to collect the prize as she is on tour, but she sent a video message which was recorded during a flight on a private jet.
She told the ceremony, "I am honoured to accept this award from this organisation that has been dedicated to the servicemembers for the last 17 years, and I recognise that this fight doesn't end here. We still have so much more to do."
And in a post on her blog, she adds: "I wish I'd been there in person to show my respect to Sldn, I'm honoured to be awarded by my brave friends."