By Eliel Cruz. Katy Perry has done more than just kiss girls. While accepting her award at the Human Rights Campaign gala, Katy Perry made a declaration about her sexuality. The pop singer told the audience that when she was younger she "prayed the gay away" due to tensions of her sexuality and her religious upbringing. What I did know is that I was curious, and even then, I knew that sexuality wasn't as black and white as this dress".
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This copy is for your personal non-commercial use only. If you were semi-conscious in the year , you know that Katy Perry kissed a girl and she liked it. Instead, it was an anthem of low-stakes sexual experimentation for straight women. It really is quite a trip then, to discover nearly 10 years later that Katy Perry, the catalyst and lead star of this great game of lesbian make-believe, was never playing make-believe herself. The question now is what do we do with this information? Some commend her for using her platform to promote LGBTQ rights; others remain skeptical of a celebrity they feel launched her career by objectifying and fetishizing lesbians for a straight audience. The answer is not much.
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KATY Perry wrote a whole song about her love of kissing girls. And the California Gurls singer — who has recently split from her boyfriend Orlando Bloom — made a few bombshell confessions about her breakout track. Initially the hitmaker confessed she wanted "pray the gay away", but she eventually rebelled against her parents super strict beliefs. And after her singing career allowed her to meet more people from the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender LGBT community, she soon understood her sexuality was nothing to be ashamed of. She continued: "My bubble started to burst.
The former took issue with the nominally queer lyrics while the latter accused Katy of appropriating bisexuality to sell music. And that conservative groups would have been a whole lot more butthurt had she told the full story. Watch her speech here: pic.