Well, guess who showed up the very next night right where Bunny was standing? Madge THRILLED New Year’s Eve revelers when she popped into Stonewall for an unscheduled performance. Shortly after midnight she performed acoustic versions of Like a Prayer and Elvis Presley’s 1961 hit Can’t Help Falling in Love accompanied only by her 13-year-old son, David Banda, on guitar.
Rumors about what Madonna might do to mark the upcoming 50th anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall uprising ― considered the symbolic start of the modern LGBTQ rights movement ― have been making the rounds.
Madonna referenced the Stonewall uprising numerous times in an impassioned speech prior to her performance Tuesday praising the LGBTQ community’s efforts against
“hatred, discrimination and, most of all, indifference. If we truly took the time to get to know one another we would find that we all bleed the same color and we all need to love and be loved.
Let’s take a minute to reflect on how we can bring more love and peace into 2019, let’s look at how we can bring random acts of kindness. Maybe we can find an opening to bring the light in. Are you ready to do that?”
— m (@MDNAOKAY) January 1, 2019
— Plus Magazine (@HIVPlusMag) January 1, 2019
(Photo, screen grab; via HuffPo)