It's nice to see a huge star get some press for doing something good.  Lady Gaga has been fighting hard for Gay & Lesbian rights - and was recognized recently for her efforts.

Lady Gaga is known for her unpredictable behavior, but her support of the gay and lesbian community has been consistent. Now the singer is being recognized for her efforts, and more importantly, by those she has worked so hard to help.

On the same night the entertainment industry honored their own with the GLAAD awards, more than 1,300 guests packed the National Building Museum on Saturday as the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN) held its 19th annual National Dinner.

Hosted by Chris Matthews, the dinner honored Gaga and House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer, who also provided the event's keynote address, for their efforts to help repeal 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell.'

Gaga was presented with the Randy Shilts Visibility Award, which recognizes accomplishments in bringing the plight of LGBT service personnel to the public's attention.

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