Stefani Joanne Angelina
Germanotta (born March 28, 1986),
is best known by her stage name asLady Gaga.
Active as a professional recording
artist since 2005, Lady Gaga has
captured attention not only for her
talented song-writing, keyboards, and
singing, but also for her outlandish
stage costumes and her outspoken
advocacy of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and
Transgender (LGBT) issues and rights.
She is considered a "gay icon" and
compares herself in this light with