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Lady Gaga in The Advocate Quotes

Lady Gaga Defends Her Membership in the LGBT Community

In The Advocate's August issue, cover girl Lady Gaga says she doesn't just support her gay fans, she's one of them. When asked if she's a part of the LGBT community, Lady Gaga said "yes" and added, "the b letter." The singer has talked about being attracted to women in the past, but her public relationships have been with men. And with such a large gay following and all the advocacy she's done on behalf of her fans, Lady Gaga has had backlash with people questioning her motives, saying she's not "gay enough" and she's doing it for the publicity. But Lady Gaga defends her involvement in the magazine:

"My love for my gay fans is just pure, authentic love for them as supporters of me from the beginning, and me feeling connected to their struggles as someone who is a part of their fight . . . To say that I would use the gay community to sell records is probably one of the most ridiculous statements anyone can make about me as a person. I would say the top thing I think about every single day of my life, other than my fans, loving the music, and my family being healthy, is social justice and equality."

What do you think of Lady Gaga's advocacy work and her saying she's bisexual without actually saying it? Do you think she has to prove how gay she is to support causes she's passionate about?

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JBoogie81 JBoogie81 5 years
Now you have to prove you're "gay enough"??? I didn't know there was a spectrum of gayness. Oh wait! This must be the same spectrum that tells me I'm not "black enough". This is ridiculous on so many levels! For one thing she's been saying she's bisexual from the beginning. And another thing, what difference does it make if she's gay, bisexual, transgender, or straight? How about a little appreciation for someone throwing any clout they have behind your cause and supporting you? If you only want the support of individuals who are "gay enough" then the gay community really doesn't appreciate all the support, love, effort of those of us heterosexuals who want them to have the same freedoms and rights as us. And as far as her doing it as a PR stunt... I think there needs to be some perspective. She is a performer, a musician, a star... that's how she makes her living. So if her personal beliefs/politics/advocacy can only help her promote, then good for her. If I'm a renowned chef (I wish) and I also strongly believe in only buying locally, why shouldn't I use one to boost the other? That's just smart business.
onlysourcherry onlysourcherry 5 years
Hasn't she been saying she's bi forever now? And I sincerely doubt that this is the first example that the advocate has ever seen of a girl saying she's bi but dating 95% men and making out with a woman here and there.
MeiGaku MeiGaku 5 years
it's ridiculous to say that she has to be gay in order to fully support the gay community. it's like those people who say obama's not black enough. she's standing up for equality and has spoken up for the LGBT community more than any other celebrity (gay or straight) in the recent past. power to her and power to equality. =)
Vampyre Vampyre 5 years
I enjoy some of Gaga's music, but with her image and all of her stunts, it's hard to distinguish what's genuine and what's just a PR stunt.
lizlee89 lizlee89 5 years
I'm sure...
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