Katy Perry Publicly Speaks Out On Behalf Of LGBT Community

Katy Perry Publicly Speaks Out On Behalf Of LGBT Community

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Perry continued:

For instance, I kissed a girl and I liked it. Truth be told, A, I did more than that. Hold up! But B, 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.

Honestly, I haven’t always gotten it right. But in 2008 when that song came out, I knew that I started a conversation that a lot of the world seemed curious enough to sing along to.

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Perry ended her powerful speech by drawing connections between her life's path and that of the LGBT community:

We came from the same upbringing—where it was difficult to be our authentic selves.

We broke the cycle. And now we’re living our best, most authentic lives.

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