A Message from Lady Gaga to the Senate September 16, 2010—Pop star Lady Gaga stepped out of character to join the advocacy efforts to overturn the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (DADT) policy on gays in the military, which was initiated under the Clinton administration. Her 7-minute video went immediately viral, proving that celebrities can use their position for good. In it, Lady Gaga actually places a live phone call to her senator, Chuck Schumer, to demonstrate to Americans how easy it is to call and voice their positions on issues. Ironically, after an aide initially answers the call, Lady Gaga is transferred to an eternally ringing phone and eventually a voicemail box that is full. She is never able to voice her opinion to her senator in the video, but she offers sample language to her viewers and promises to try the call again the following day. To date, the video has received more than 3 million views on YouTube. DADT was ended in 2011.