This past weekend, pop star Katy Perry proudly accepted the National Equality Award at the Los Angeles gala for the Human Rights Campaign.
Perry, teary-eyed, was deeply moved by the award.
She launched into a ten-minute long speech about the LGBT community.
The speech touched on her religious upbringing, her experience with kissing a girl and liking it, and the long road that the LGBT community has trod in search of true equality.
This community here tonight has achieved more progress towards a more perfect union in a short amount of time as any group in our history. So I stand with you.
And I know that we stand together against discrimination whether it be in the LGBT community, or our latino brothers and sisters, or the millions of muslims in this country.
I’m just a singer-songwriter honestly. I speak my truths and I paint my fantasies into these little bite-sized pop songs.
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