News Lady Gaga Emerges From Hibernation With Pride Published 1:15 PM PDT, June 29, 2013 Lady Gaga's Born This Way Ball Tour came to a premature end earlier this year when she was forced to undergo emergency hip surgery. On June 28, Mother Monster made her first public appearance in months to help kick off NYC's Pride Weekend! RELATED - Gaga Tops Most Powerful Celebrity ListGaga not only spoke, passionately, to the crowd about the significance of DOMA's recent repeal, but thanked them for all their support over the last few months. RELATED - Celebs React To DOMA Repeal She followed the speech with a rousing rendition of The National Anthem, which she tailored specifically for the enormous crowd of revelers. Watch!