Cate Blanchett lip-synced to "You Don't Own Me" at an event promoting gun control, with all proceeds from the event going toward victims of gun violence.
By
Sam Carroll

22 Feb 2017 - 3:08 PM  UPDATED 22 Feb 2017 - 3:08 PM

Oscar-winning Australian actress Cate Blanchett has been captured performing in drag at the famous Stonewall Inn; a gay bar in Lower Manhattan, New York. 

The 47 year-old joined a group of drag queens onstage on Tuesday for a charity event organised by the Newtown Action Alliance.

The group seeks to promote gun control measures in the aftermath of 2012's Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, with all benefits raised from the event going towards victims of gun violence.

RECOMMENDED
'Moonlight' scores eight Oscar nominations
Enter our competition now to win a double pass to see the Oscar nominated film now!

In the video posted to YouTube, Blanchett can be seen lip-syncing the Dusty Springfield song "You Don't Own Me", wearing a sparkling black dress and bright red lipstick, venturing into a crowd that also featured her husband Andrew Upton.

A vocal critic of President Donald Trump, Blanchett described his ascendancy as "absurd and ridiculous" in an appearance on The Tonight Show, and would later take the stage donning a 'Pussy Hat', a beanie developed after the Women's March on Washington on January 21 to make a collective visual statement of solidarity among women's rights activists.

RECOMMENDED
Watch the trailer for 'When We Rise', a new miniseries about the LGBT+ rights movement
From Stonewall to the Supreme Court ruling of 2015, this new miniseries documents the fight for LGBT+ equality over the years.

The Stonewall Inn is noted landmark in the LGBT+ rights movement. The current bar is built on the same site as the original Stonewall Inn, where the Stonewall riots took place in 1969 as members of the LGBT+ community demonstrated for equality.