Lady Gaga’s album Born This Way celebrated its 10th anniversary on Sunday. To mark the occasion, the city of West Hollywood officially declared May 23rd to be Born This Way Day. Gaga was also awarded the Key to the City by West Hollywood Mayor Lindsey P. Horvath. “Thank you for encouraging us to love ourselves and be proud,” Horvath said to Gaga. To kick off the Pride season in West Hollywood, a street painting titled the album was also unveiled today.

“Born This Way, my song and album, was inspired by Carl Bean, a gay black religious activist who preached, sang, and wrote that he was Born This Way. In particular, his early work was in 1975, 11 years before I was born, ”wrote Gaga. “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 promote tolerance, acceptance and freedom for all. “

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