Katy Perry has opened up about her sexuality and revealed that she has done more than kissing a girl.
The singer, who shot to fame with the 2008 anthem “I Kissed a Girl”, spoke about her sexuality and the Human Rights Campaign Gala in LA last night.
Perry was awarded the national equality award for her LGBT advocacy work.
Taking to the stage to give a thank you speech, the musician spoke about her own sexual experiences with women and the meaning behind the 2008 song.
“I speak my truths and I paint my fantasies into these little bite size pop songs. For instance, ‘I kissed a girl and I liked it.’ Truth be told, I did more than that,” she explained.
The star went on to say that she had struggled with her sexuality and balancing it with religion, to the extent that she tried to “pray the gay away in my Jesus camps”.
“How was I going to reconcile that with a gospel singing girl raised in youth groups that were pro-conversion camps? What I did know was I was curious and even then I knew sexuality wasn’t as black and white as this dress.
“And honestly, I haven’t always gotten it right, but in 2008 when that song came out I knew that I started a conversation and a lot of the world seemed curious enough to sing along, too.”
Perry, who was a leading celeb in the fight against Trump, concluded the moving speech by calling people in the LGBT community the most “free, strong, kind and inclusive people” that she’d ever come to know.
“I found my gift and my gift introduced me to people outside my bubble and my bubble started to burst. These people were nothing like I had been taught to fear. They were the most free, strong, kind and inclusive people I have ever met.”