Thousands took to the streets in Istanbul today for city’s 13th annual gay pride parade:

But the office of Istanbul’s governor, citing the holy month of Ramadan,  “suddenly banned” the parade after it had started and riot police came in to break up the crowd:

Lady Gaga, a long-time supporter of gay rights, took to Twitter to slam Turkey’s actions:

Maybe Lady Gaga should be Secretary of State as she’s tougher on Turkey than this administration.

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