It was during Saturday night’s National Equality Award at the 2017 Human Rights Campaign Gala in Los Angeles that she talked about her 2008 hit single ‘I Kissed A Girl’.
Perry said she did a little more than just kiss a girl.
“I speak my truths and I paint my fantasies into these little bite-sized pop songs, for instance: I kissed a girl and I liked it.”
The song was controversial upon its release in 2008, criticised as being demeaning to gay people – particularly when considered in a light cast by her first single, UR So Gay (“and you don’t even like boys”).
“Truth be told, I did more than that. But how was I going to reconcile that with the gospel-singing girl raised in youth groups that were pro-conversion camps?