Rome - The US Ambassador to Italy says Lady Gaga
has accepted an invitation to participate in a gay pride parade in Rome's Circus Maximus - the closing event of 2011 Euro Pride.
David Thorne said in a statement Monday he is "very proud to have an Italian-American artist of her stature" come to the Italian capital.
He quoted US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as saying "human rights are gay rights and gay rights are human rights".
The pop star was invited by Thorne and the local organisers of Euro Pride, which takes place each year in a different European city
Lady Gaga's new album Born This Way
sold a million copies in its first week.