The omnipresent Lady Gaga took home an impressive eight Video Music Awards awards during last night’s MTV ceremony, and used the opportunity to speak out against the government’s “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” policy.
In addition to revealing the title of her new album (Born This Way) and wearing an outfit made of raw meat, Gaga won the following VMA’s:
Video of the Year – “Bad Romance”
Best Pop Video – “Bad Romance”
Best Female Video – “Bad Romance”
Best Collaboration – “Telephone” feat. Beyonce
Best Dance Video – “Bad Romance”
Best Choreography – “Bad Romance”
Best Direction – “Bad Romance”
Best Editing – “Bad Romance”
She also shared the stage with a group of former US soldiers who’d been discharged from service due to “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” the “policy of the United States’ military that forbids gay and lesbian soldiers from being open about their sexuality,” according to a press release.
Gaga has asked fans to join her and the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN) in helping repeal the government’s policy by visit the SLDN’s website here.