During her show in Manchester, Gaga asked Jay, who Gaga calls “family and an incredible man and incredible friend,” and his boyfriend Shaun to come on stage. Jay surprised Shaun by getting down on one knee and proposing.
Shaun said ‘Yes’ and Lady Gaga sang “Born This Way” to the newly engaged couple.
“It’s so bizarre, you know, my label a long time ago told me that my show is too gay and I was too gay or this was too gay,” she told the crowd. “I told them, ‘Well it’s a great thing that there are gay people all over the world!’ We’re all human beings with real dreams and real stories and you deserve to love and express your love the same as everybody around the world.”
Gaga added, “I’m pretty sure I don’t have to say this because this is a pretty free-thinking city, but I’m going to f—ing say it anyway: if you are living in the U.K. or in Manchester and whether you are young or old or in the middle, if you are gay, hold your head up high and be proud. You don’t have to hide. You’re human. And if anybody here in the audience, I can’t imagine there is, but if anybody here is uncomfortable with this you should probably f—ing go because you’re on the wrong side of history and everybody in here is on the right side.”