Katy Perry Talked About Sexuality, Religious Upbringing At Award Function

While accepting her National Equality Award at the Human Rights Campaign Gala Dinner in Los Angeles this Saturday night, Katy Perry delivered a beautiful speech when she talked about beginning a conversation with the whole world after releasing her song 'I Kissed a Girl" in 2008.

As mentioned by the People, the 32-year-old singer said she did 'more than that', referring to her hit song from the album "One of the Boys". "But how was I going to settle that with the gospel singing girl raised in youth groups that were pro conversation camps?" asked Perry while addressing the crowd. "What I knew that I was curious and I knew that's sexuality wasn't as black and white as this dress," said the singer while referring to her black and white gown designed by Rasario.

Later in her speech, Perry talked about her religious upbringing and how she spent most of her adolescence years praying the gay away from Jesus camps. However, according to ET Online, Perry's beliefs about sexuality changed drastically when she entered the music industry. "I found my gift which introduced me to the people outside my circle and my bubble begins to burst," she said.

"They were the most strong, free, kind and inclusive people I have ever met. They stimulated my mind and filled my heart with happiness while dancing with joy. They are actually magic and they are magic because they are living their truth," the "Chained to the Rhythm" singer added.

Perry concluded her speech after dedicating the award to her longtime manager Bradford Cobb and speaking about how her thoughts have been given wings since entering the industry, reports Billboard. "This discovery has made me, tested me and changed me," she said. "You don't get to choose your family, but surely your tribe. No longer can I sit in silence. I have to stand up for what I fell is right and that is justice and equality for all,"

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