Lady Gaga and Sexuality

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Lady Gaga and Sexuality

LaLaLouise LaLaLouise
Not to drag along some of the hostility that has been going on earlier in this thread (not pointing fingers, it came from more than one person), I will start by stating my opinion of Lady Gaga as a musician. While I wouldn't go to a concert or buy a CD (which I rarely ever do anyway), there are a few of her songs that I really like. I think she makes good music. I also am a supporter of gay rights and rights in general, and applaud her in her efforts to call awareness to such issues. That being said, here's my OBJECTIVE opinion on how she may actually be affecting the cause.

There's no need pointing out that she likes to call attention to herself, not saying that's a bad thing. She like to stand out which not only is part of her master plan with her music, but also to help call attention to the issues she's fighting for. I think sometimes it can be a hindrance though. She works so hard to set herself apart and to be different, it almost makes you feel like the things she's fighting for are different. The whole point of Gay Rights is for them to be treated as equals to everyone else in every way. But she strives to be on a completely different level than anybody else. I know that her heart is in the right place. And like I said, I like her as a musician and I applaud her for using her fame to make people aware of these very important issues, but I think that maybe it goes in the wrong direction sometimes.

Now, please nobody get mad at me lol. This is just my opinion of the situation.
08/19/2011
sktb0007 sktb0007
I'm a fan of some of her music, I don't really follow her though.. nor have i ever seen a music video. I just listen on the radio lol
08/19/2011
Wildchild Wildchild
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Originally posted by PonyPlay
Ok just wondering do you think that Lady Gaga gives off a positive or negative view of sexuality and the gay community. A lot of her videos she has stated are in support of gay rights, but do you think she is supporting gay rights in a positive or ...
I like her music, I can't say I know all her songs. Iwill say I have never thought of her supporting any type of community. I thought she was just another person expressing her/him self as they wished.
08/19/2011
thebest thebest
i like some of her music but generally dislike her
08/19/2011
RonLee RonLee
If she is a positive for the GLBT community, good for her! I'm not at all familiar with her music and so cannot endorse nor will I criticize her performances. Lady Gaga does remind me quite a bit of of a former GF, that alone brings me a smile. Thank You.
08/19/2011
KrazyKandy KrazyKandy
I feel like she is a positive role model.
08/20/2011
Errant Venture Errant Venture
I found it odd that the third option in the poll received so many votes. To say that no one is affected by her is a rather large assumption, and one that has been proven as false in this very thread.

Anyway, on to the actual question. I'm not a particular fan of hers - I don't think she's a great singer, and I simply don't care about fashion - so I've not done the necessary legwork, but after reading some of the responses on here, I have to say I agree that she doesn't really help the gay community - labelling herself both a lesbian and a freak doesn't help perceptions, and sends out false conceptions. Too, while I don't think she's expressed a link between the two, I feel it's more than likely that a good few will link the two for themselves. I'm sure she is sticking up for gay rights, but at the same time I just feel she's using it as a ploy to further herself.

Bah! Why are you listening to me? There are others, far more eloquent, in this thread.
08/20/2011
kendra30752 kendra30752
I don't think anyone takes her seriously or cares enough. Lol. I do not follow her "career" or any thing she does. I only hear people talk about her. I don't listen to her, read about her or think about her. In fact I really dont keep up with any celeb or their news and stuff. To be honest, rather than her having a negative effect on any "community" I think she's more laughed at. Now I'm more worried about the effect celebs like her have on the kids "community." That's a really scary thing.
08/20/2011
JRabbits JRabbits
Given the fact she only writes when she's high ( she admited this herself on some television interview I was forced to endure ) I don't think that even SHE knows what the hell she's trying to say. But honestly I don't care, I don't listen to her music anyways, in my opinion she's just not all that great and if she didn't dress or act the way she does she wouldn't be anywhere as popular as she is now. Seriously, before her "crazy Gaga" look and feel she was an average pop or gospel or something normal and looked, well, normal. But no one listened to her music or even knew who she was and so as she said herself she changed that. Everything she does and the way she dresses is purly for people to notice her.

I think if you're telling others you have to do the extreme in appearence and behavoir changes in order to get more attention it isn't positive messages she's sending out. But that's just me.
08/20/2011
kendra30752 kendra30752
Whew! Glad the argument's over. No more flagging or anger. On to the next talk...
08/20/2011
Errant Venture Errant Venture
I'd read, recently, that she was engaged. The thing is, the article said she was engaged to a man. Yet I'd heard she was a lesbian? Or is she bi, now? Is she even getting married?
08/29/2011
Ash1141 Ash1141
I like her
09/18/2011
sweetpea12 sweetpea12
Quote:
Originally posted by PonyPlay
Ok just wondering do you think that Lady Gaga gives off a positive or negative view of sexuality and the gay community. A lot of her videos she has stated are in support of gay rights, but do you think she is supporting gay rights in a positive or ...
I think she's annoying, and I don't think she matters to that many people
10/21/2012
SoloJoe SoloJoe
DONT CARE
10/23/2012
melissa1973 melissa1973
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Originally posted by kck
I'd also like to point out that she isn't just fighting for the GLBT community. She's also championing women's rights and representation.

Honestly, I could go on and on and on and on about Lady Gaga and just exactly what it is ...
That would be awesome!!!! An article of GaGa on Eden!!!!! She dressers oddly but her she pulls it off well. Look at Madonna in the 80s. I don't see anything wrong with her music (I wish she'd put out another cd). I'm not part of the GLBT community, I'm almost 40, and have no religious affiliation and I just love her music.
12/18/2012
melissa1973 melissa1973
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Originally posted by sktb0007
I'm a fan of some of her music, I don't really follow her though.. nor have i ever seen a music video. I just listen on the radio lol
I bought all the cds that she's put out so far, but like you, I don't follow her daily running arounds. My daughter was the one that started me listening to her. At first when I saw her in a video, I was just as judgmental as everyone else, but I've changed my way of thinking. Because when she did on outside conscert on the today show, she bought pizzas and bottled water for everyone that was waiting in line for her to preform. I thought that was amazing for her to do it. link
12/18/2012
Creepellah Creepellah
"I think no one cares about Lady Gaga she has no effect on anyone!"
12/18/2012
Mrs.Tee Mrs.Tee
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Originally posted by PonyPlay
Ok just wondering do you think that Lady Gaga gives off a positive or negative view of sexuality and the gay community. A lot of her videos she has stated are in support of gay rights, but do you think she is supporting gay rights in a positive or ...
I think she is doing great and many of the gays look up to her for the support and understanding that she offers. I think that she is wonderful
12/18/2012
amazon amazon
Anyone who projects positive energy and the idea of acceptance is fine in my book.
12/18/2012
yummyinmytummy yummyinmytummy
Quote:
Originally posted by PonyPlay
Ok just wondering do you think that Lady Gaga gives off a positive or negative view of sexuality and the gay community. A lot of her videos she has stated are in support of gay rights, but do you think she is supporting gay rights in a positive or ...
I honestly couldn't care less about her.
12/20/2012
falalena falalena
Quote:
Originally posted by PonyPlay
Ok just wondering do you think that Lady Gaga gives off a positive or negative view of sexuality and the gay community. A lot of her videos she has stated are in support of gay rights, but do you think she is supporting gay rights in a positive or ...
i dont really care about lady gaga, but i did appreciate her speech calling for an end to DADT.
12/23/2012
karenm karenm
I think she was good for the community at first, because she brought gay rights to the foreground a couple years ago. I don't know about now though. It's tough to say.
06/09/2013
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