Gosh. You are right, Camille Paglia. No one who ever went to a prestigious prep-school has ever felt like an outcast, and no one growing up in New York ever felt a little strange. The majority of people I know (in the wild and urban area of Brooklyn) think Gaga is an artist, the first pop star to have balls since Eddie Vedder wrote PRO CHOICE on his arm during SNL, and Gaga herself cites Marc Bollen and Lydia Lunch as her inspirations.
As someone who has met her on several occasions, I have been so thoroughly impressed with her wisdom and sincerity, her composure and grace. You can't teach that (look at Brittany, 2010's Ke$ha), but it sure makes you a diva.
Secondly, unless you have good gay imitators, you have no staying power. FACT.