11 years before Gaga was born, black religious activist Carl Bean wrote a song about being "Born This Way". Bean is an openly gay Motown artist that founded the Unity Fellowship Church in LA. In 2010, he published a memoir titled "I Was Born This Way".
Born This Way, my song and album, were inspired by Carl Bean, a gay black religious activist who preached, sung and… https://t.co/OfoEVTpmnS— Lady Gaga (@Lady Gaga) 1621822571.0
Gaga also went on to say,
"Thank you for decades of relentless love, bravery, and a reason to sing. So we can all feel joy, because we deserve joy. Because we deserve the right to inspire tolerance, acceptance, and freedom for all."
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