With a large gathered crowd anxiously awaiting her arrival, Lady Gaga turned up as expected for the 2011 Europride festival in Rome, Italy on Saturday evening (June 11).
The "Judas" singer was dressed in a black Versace dress with a green wig as she took the Circus Maximus stage for a performance at the European gay and lesbian parade - which was focused on voicing a message of defiance against the Vatican and Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.
During her appearance, the always-entertaining Gaga treated the audience to renditions of her hit songs "Born This Way" and "Edge of Glory" from her new album "Born This Way".
Also giving a brief speech, the chart-topping singer said, "We're all from the same DNA. We were just born this way. I stand here as a woman of the world and I ask governments, with you, worldwide to facilitate our dream of equality. Let us be revolutionaries of love and use our very strong human powers to save lives and encourage unity around the world."
And while she received quite the warm welcome from the thousands of Europride participants, Gaga's appearance didn't come without dissenters - as a small religious group protested the 25-year-old while attacking her creative offerings.
Voicing his disapproval of Gaga, Rocco Buttiglione, the deputy speaker of parliament, said, "The gay world does not feel represented by someone who makes videos that offend Jesus. If Lady Gaga attacks the Holy Father or the Catholic Church, millions of gay moderates will not recognize themselves in those comments."