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Lady Gaga Wants YOU to Ask People’s Pronouns

Lady Gaga wants you to respect transgender and nonbinary people's gender pronouns.

“For a lot of people, it’s really hard, and their pronouns aren’t respected or they’re not asked.”

Lady Gaga spoke out in favor of Stonewall's 50th anniversary and the importance of respecting people's gender pronouns earlier this week.

At a New York City concert on Monday, the singer -- who is currently headlining the "Enigma" concert residency at the Park MGM in Las Vegas -- implored her audience to respect trans and nonbinary people's pronouns by asking what they are when you're not sure.

"I wish to share this with everyone who's listening, not just in this theater, but around the world," Lady Gaga said in between songs during her SiriusXM and Pandora-sponsored show at Harlem's Apollo Theater, per Variety. "Ask the question: 'What. Is. Your. Pronoun?' Because for a lot of people, it's really hard, and their pronouns aren't respected or they're not asked. And for me, I've grown and changed over the years in a lot of different ways, I've felt misunderstood in different ways. All our hardships are different -- I don't mean to compare -- I just mean to say we're in this together, and I've had a million reasons to want to give up, and sometimes if you're lucky you just need one good reason to stick around."

Elsewhere in the set, Gaga celebrated the "bravery" and "courage" of the queer people who stood up to the cops at Stonewall in 1969.

"[T]hat was when our community said enough is enough," she said. "And all hail to so many including miss Marsha P. Johnson. What bravery, what courage. In the spirit of acceptance, the spirit of tolerance, the spirit of courage to be seen as you see yourself. I have learned so much over the years from all my fans. I feel so blessed, thank you for showing me and teaching me."

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