Where will Lady Gaga make her first major public appearance since undergoing hip surgery in March?
The New York City 2013 Pride Kick Off Rally.
At least that's what a source close to the New York City Pride organization tells The Huffington Post.
The source, who wishes to remain anonymous, revealed to HuffPost Gay Voices in an email Thursday night that the pop star would be speaking at the 2013 NYC Pride Kick Off Rally, hosted by "RuPaul's Drag Race" favorite Pandora Boxx, at Pier 26 somewhere between 7 and 10pm on Friday night.
Gaga, who has a long history of supporting the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, was forced to cancel the remaining dates on her "Born This Way Ball" tour in February due to an injury that required surgery on her hip.
Since then, the "Bad Romance" singer has been photographed by the paparazzi riding in a 24-karat gold wheelchair named "Emma," serving as a bride's maid at a friend's wedding and performing at jazz trumpeter Brian Newman's gig at Rose Bar in NYC, but otherwise she has managed to keep an uncharacteristically low profile during the last four months.
Her once frequently updated Twitter account, which boasts nearly 40 million followers, has only been active a handful of times since she halted her tour, most notably on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week when Gaga offered her support to the LGBT community in the hours leading up to the Supreme Court revealing its historic decisions on the Defense of Marriage Act and Proposition 8, two landmark cases regarding gay marriage.
Lady Gaga's representatives did not immediately respond to HuffPost's request for comment on this story, but it seems only fitting that Gaga, who is putting the finishing touches on her upcoming "ARTPOP" album, which is rumored to be due out later this year, would choose New York City Pride as her point of prominent re-emergence into the spotlight.
If she does show up, as the anonymous source guarantees she will, Gaga won't be the only diva on hand to celebrate the huge marriage equality wins achieved this week in Washington D.C. Cher is set to perform at the Pier Dance, which takes place on Sunday.
For more information about the New York City Pride Kick Off Rally, starting at 7pm on Friday, June 28 at Pier 26, and the Pier Dance, starting at 3pm on Sunday, June 30 at Pier 26, click here.
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The "Telephone" video
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The "Alejandro" video
While some were outraged by Gaga's use of religious imagery in the video for "Alejandro," others were too busy lusting after the platoon of half-naked, high-heeled hunks cavorting with the singer to care.
Arriving at the 2010 MTV VMA's
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DADT speech in Portland, Maine
In September of 2010 Lady Gaga drove 11 hours to Portland to speak at a rally in hopes of urging Maine Senators Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe to support the repeal of "don't ask, don't tell." In her speech Gaga remarked, "Equality is the prime rib of America."
National Equality March Speech
In October 2010, Lady Gaga took the stage in front of the Capitol in Washington D.C. to demand equal rights for LGBT people. "Obama, I know you are listening," Gaga said before screaming, "Are you listening? We will continue to push you and your administration to bring your words of promise to a reality."
The "Born This Way" video
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2011 Europride speech
Standing before St. Peter's Basilica, Lady Gaga spoke to the 2011 Europride crowd in Rome. The pop star asserted, "Let's exorcise our anger and baptize our pain and stand here strong. Today let us proclaim the defense of love." Unsurprisingly, the Vatican was none too pleased with Gaga's pro-LGBT message.
"You and I" live at the 2011 MTV VMA's
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The Born This Way Foundation
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