Katy Perry Opens Up About Sexuality & Religious Upbringing At HRC Gala

“I kissed a girl and I liked it. Truth be told, I did more than that,” the singer told the crowd.

We all know that Katy Perry kissed a girl and she liked it, but the singer recently admitted she’s done “more than that.”

The “Chained to the Rhythm” singer opened up about her sexuality on Saturday while accepting the National Equality Award at the Human Rights Campaign Gala in Los Angeles. Perry was being recognized for her work as an advocate for equal rights, especially for the LGBTQ community.

“I’m just a singer-songwriter, honestly. 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 told the crowd, referencing her 2008 hit, “I Kissed A Girl.”

Perry, who grew up in a strict Christian family, continued: “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 is that I was curious and even then I knew sexuality wasn’t as black and white as this dress.”

The songstress mentioned that while she hasn’t “always gotten it right” throughout her career, she knew her first major single “started a conversation and a lot of the world seemed curious enough to sing along to.”

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