Madonna turned up at Stonewall Inn to give an inspiring speech

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The legendary pop star made an appearance at the gay bar, which was made a National Monument by President Barack Obama in 2016 to mark the history of human rights movement in general and LGBT rights in part. Madonna said that it was an honor for her to start the new year somewhere where the Pride has begun, as 50 years ago people could not be free to celebrate their true selves, but we are free to do it now thanking to the sacrifice made by people who stood behind the Stonewall riots. We come together tonight to celebrate 50 years of revolution, 50 years of freedom fighting, 50 years of blood, sweat, and tears. Can I get an amen? 50 years of sacrifice, 50 years of standing up to discrimination, hatred and, worst of all, indifference. And it all started here, at Stonewall,” Madonna said. As the clock ticked closer to midnight, the star described 2018 as a “b***h” of a year, adding: “Aren’t we happy to say, ‘goodbye b***h!’” Madonna also surprised the crowd with a performance of “Like A Prayer” as well as Elvis Presley’s “Can’t Help Falling In Love,” during which her son David joined her.

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