Lady Gaga returned to the spotlight on Friday, June 28, when she delivered a speech at NYC's Gay Pride Rally and sang an altered version of the national anthem. You can see several photographs documenting the behind-the-scenes happenings for the big event.

Gaga is a gay icon, so it was only fitting that she came out in full force to show her love and support of the LGBT community.

Trusty photographer Terry Richardson, who often captures key moments in Gaga's life, documented the behind-the-scenes process of Gaga putting her "face" on and getting her makeup expertly done by her glam squad. We see Mama Monster in relaxed, candid fashion as she gets ready to make a big appearance.

Check out the photo scrapbook of sorts.

A strawberry and a Queen tee! Gaga was cute and casual, showing her natural hair. It's a short, white blond bob and it's likely shorn due to all of the extensions and wigs she wears.

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Gaga gettin' her hair done.

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Gaga gettin' her makeup done.

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Check out that million dollar smile.

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With wings like that, she can fly. We speak of her eyeliner.

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Pucker up!

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Notice her inspiration in the framed photo -- gay icon Liza Minnelli -- as she worked on her speech.

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Those are SOME shades... We think.

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Showtime!

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The end result.

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