Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) Media Award nominee Lady Gaga hosted an event to benefit four northeastern gay marriage groups this weekend.

The Hands Up for Marriage Equality benefit took place on Saturday, January 16 at Club Worship inside the House of Blues  at the Showboat Casino and Hotel in Atlantic City. Proceeds will benefit four regional gay rights organizations advocating for marriage equality: The Power, Empire State Pride Agenda, Garden State Equality and Equality Pennsylvania.


"I am honored to be able to continue to raise awareness and money for this cause and these outstanding organizations," Lady Gaga said in a statement. "Organizations like these are in the trenches every day working on behalf of all of us whether you are LGBT or straight."

"Equal and full civil rights are suppose to be for all of us," she added.