This is the manifesto of Mother Monster… On G.O.A.T, a Goverment Owned Alien Territory in space. A birth of magnificent and magical proportions took place, but the birth was not finite. It was infinite. As the whombs numbered and the mitosis of the future began, It was perceived that this infamous moment in life is not temporal. It is eternal. And thus began the beginning of the new race, a race within the race of humanity, a race which bears no prejudice, no judgment, but boundless freedom. But on that same day as the eternal mother hovered in the multiverse, another more terrifying birth took place. The birth of evil and as she herself split into two rotating in agony between two ultimate forces. The pendulum of choice began its dance, It seems easy, you imagine, To gravitate instantly and unwaveringly towards good. But she wondered “How can I protect something so perfect without evil?”
A Defence of Love: The Story of one TMHFN Member and her Mother Monster
This is the manifesto of Mother Monster On G.O.A.T. A Government Owned Alien Territory in space A birth of magnificent and magical proportions took place But the birth was not finite It was infinite As the wombs numbered And the mitosis of the future began It was perceived that this infamous moment in life is not temporal It is eternal And thus began the beginning of the new race A race within the race of humanity A race which bears no prejudice No judgment But boundless freedom But on that same day As the eternal mother hovered in the multiverse Another more terrifying birth took place The birth of evil And as she herself split into two Rotating in agony between two ultimate forces The pendulum of choice began its dance It seems easy, you imagine To gravitate instantly and unwaveringly towards good But she wondered “How can I protect something so perfect without evil?”
On this LGBT History Month one of our volunteers would like to talk to you about someone who helped her through a lot of things and became one of her main inspirations:
I have been a proud Little Monster since the beginning, which is to say, since 2008. Seven years later, Lady Gaga and I are still going strong on that relationship.
First, I want to recall your attention on something that happened in 2010, precisely on the 2010 VMA. Do you remember that meat outfit?
A lot of people do, for different reasons: some of them think that was outrageous, disrespectful, others say that is all fashion and publicity. I just want to stress the story that lays behind that dress.
Mother Monster arrived at the VMA in that dress together with four soldiers who were discharged from the Force due to DADT (Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell), a policy who prohibited military personnel from discriminating against or harassing closeted homosexual or bisexual service members or applicants, while barring openly gay, lesbian, or bisexual persons from military service.
On The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Lady Gaga explained the meaning of the outfit, saying that it represents equality, and that “Equality is the Prime Rib of America”.
“Well, it is certainly no disrespect to anyone that is vegan or vegetarian. As you know, I am the most judgement-free human being on the Earth. However, it has many interpretations. For me this evening, if we don’t stand up for what we believe in and if we don’t fight for our rights pretty soon, we’re going to have as much rights as the meat on our own bones. And, I am not a piece of meat."
I wish I could tell you what Gaga means to the LGBT community, but the truth is that is not my job. I can only tell what she means to me and the impressions I have about her. Being a performer, Lady Gaga creates a sense of community through her shows and she manages to get people beyond the initial shock in order to think and focus on some worldwide issues. She makes everyone equal. I had the chance to see it and feel it on my 21st birthday at the artRAVE in Milan (11/4/2014).
Mother Monster embraces and celebrates differences, she creates a world where everyone is different but everyone is equal. She takes a stand for her beliefs and she teaches us how to do it. A lot of people manage to fight their battles and overcome their fear thanks to her, inspired and empowered by both her message and her music. She is like a guiding light through the battlefield of discrimination and prejudice. I have read stories of a number of people who came out after Gaga. She does not only give people strength, but she constantly remind us who and what we are.
“I am on the right track baby, I was born to be brave.” Many people were able to accept and love themselves despite of the amount of evil and hate they got for just being who they are. Lady Gaga teaches that is right to be yourself even and especially when you are different, because you bring something new - new perspectives, new points of view that can enrich who surround you. Behind the Mother Monster and Little Monsters mask, we have grown ideas, and ideas (..) are bulletproof. She is building up an army of people who can take a stand for their beliefs, a legion of people that want the same thing: equality.
As anyone else on this Earth, I have my own battle to fight. When I feel like I can do this no more, when I am that close to give up she reminds me that I can do it because deep down I have the strength and the fire I need. Because of this, I have already won. We all did. We all have that thing in us. This is what she does, she feeds people’s mind with strength and positivity. Although I do not always share her choices, I believe in Lady Gaga. For seven years we have walked the same street, sometimes together, sometimes we part, but now I know I am no longer walking alone and I am a “Monster no More”.