Katy Perry has spoken out about her bi-curiosity, and told us its’ not only okay to be curious, but also more than okay to talk about it.
Accepting a National Equality Award at the Human Rights Campaign Gala Dinner on Saturday, the I Kissed a Girl Singer spoke more in depth about the motivation behind that song and her sexuality in her youth.
Perry, who won the award for her involvement in the LGBTQ community, told the audience how she did more than just kissing a girl, and that she used to “pray the gay away at Jesus camps.”
Referring to her religious upbringing the star confessed that even in her younger years she “knew sexuality wasn’t as black and white as this dress”; which was a figure hugging white floor length piece with a ruffled black neckline.
She also stressed the importance of the conversation that her fame-finding song I Kissed a Girl started way back in 2008, stating “a lot of the world seemed curious enough to sing along, too.”
Now she is starting the conversation again. Her inspiring speech on Saturday has highlighted the stigma associated with sexual curiosity and is a step in the right direction to people realising its okay to experiment and learn who you are.
The fact that Perry didn’t, and never has, come straight out and said “I am straight”, “I am gay”, “I am bisexual”, only serves to strengthen her point that sexuality is not simple, and people aren’t necessarily one way or the other.
She has also ensured people it´s more than okay to talk about sexuality.
Words: @Maddie Milton