The collaboration marked yet another first for the star, as she
took to the helm to edit Metro's editions across 18 countries, from
the London office of Metro World News, Metro's central news
In her role as Global Guest Editor-in-Chief, Lady Gaga highlighted
issues surrounding equality, individuality and gay rights. These
topics are made even more poignant by International Day Against
Homophobia and Transphobia; exactly 21 years since homosexuality
was removed from the International Classification of Diseases of
the World Health Organisation.
Lady Gaga has selected the stories for the newspaper and provided
her comments on breaking news of the day. The global pop icon also
met with her new editorial assistant, Jeroen Engelen, who won the
opportunity to meet and work with Lady Gaga today as part of the
Global Guest Editorship.
Lady Gaga comments: "I am so very honoured and proud to be the
Editor in Chief of Metro for the day. Not only because I can speak
with you (my readers) directly, but because I wish to illuminate
the powerful voice of my generation, and let them speak for
themselves. I'd like to posture the possibility that kindness,
mobilization, and pop culture can push the boundaries of love and
acceptance. We are all different, and it is that in fact which
makes us the same."
Maggie Samways, Executive Vice President and Global
Editor-in-Chief says: "Lady Gaga has proven to be a fantastic guest
editor, with so many ideas, comments and an understanding of our
readers. She has really brought her own amazing personality and
views to this edition and between Lady Gaga, Metro World News and
our local teams, we believe we have produced a really special,
Photo courtesy of Alex Maguire.