Katy Perry Reckons She Did MUCH More Than Just Kiss A Girl
It was the song that launched her into the pop world, but Katy Perry has admitted that I Kissed A Girl barely scraped the surface of her sexual experimentation.
While accepting the National Equality Award at Saturday night's Human Rights Commission Los Angeles Gala, Perry revealed that she did more than just kiss a girl, back in the day.
"Truth be told, I did more than that," she said. "But how was I going to reconcile that with the gospel-singing girl raised in youth groups that were pro-conversion camps?
"What I did know was that I was curious, and even then I knew that sexuality was not as black and white as this dress.
"But in 2008, when that song came out, I knew that it started a conversation that a lot of the world seemed curious enough to sing along to to."
I will never cease to be a champion, an ally, a spotlight and a loving voice for all LGBTQ-identifying people. ❤🌈💪🏻(part 1) https://t.co/Swaz38wUwr— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) March 19, 2017
Perry then continued her heartfelt speech by sharing that she thought she had "prayed the gay away at Jesus camps" until she began meeting more and more people who were different to her - and realising that was OK.
"These people were nothing like I had been taught to fear," the 32-year-old explained. "They were the most free, strong, kind and inclusive people that I have ever met.
"They stimulated my mind, and they filled my heart with joy and they danced with joy while doing it. These people are actually magic, and they are magic because they are living their truth."
Perry was joined at the event by our very own Troye Sivan, who has been vocal in calling for marriage equality in Australia.