In an overly used pun, Lady Gaga talks bisexuality and what it’s like to be born this way in the latest edition of Attitude magazine. In the interview pop star Lady Gaga answered to critics and fans who doubted the sincerity of her admission.
Lady Gaga, not known for being reserved, chastised a crowd at Berghain Club in Berlin, Germany, for doubting her sexual preference, saying that she doesn’t “need to eat pussy in front of the whole world for people to take me seriously.” The comments come after people doubted her sincerity on being bisexual.
Lady Gaga is an outspoken advocate of gay rights, openly protesting the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” law which mandated serving military officers to keep their sexuality a secret. Her voice along with other critics of the law helped to repeal the discriminatory practice.
When Lady Gaga came out as bisexual in 2009 in an interview with Barbara Walters, the overwhelming response from her fans was positive. Yet despite her candid and sincere confession, many have attacked her, claiming she was utilizing bisexuality as a marketing technique to boost her fame.
“It’s not a lie that I am bisexual and I like women, and anyone that wants to twist this into ‘she says she’s bisexual for marketing,’ this is a f-ing lie. This is who I am and who I have always been.” said Lady Gaga during the Q&A at the Berghain Club in Berlin.
The question of the legitimacy of bisexuality runs rampant amongst scientists, as well as those in the gay community. The common perception among people who don’t believe in bisexuality is that it is an excuse to justify promiscuous behavior, or that it’s simply a gay person’s “cold feet” to not have to commit to identifying as gay. Lady Gaga refutes these claims, saying that bisexuality is something that not only her, but millions of individuals around the world can identify with, and live with as a sexual preference.
“I know I am not just a lesbian- I have a boyfriend,” Lady Gaga continued by saying that critics can believe her or not, and that she is trying not to be controversial, simply honest.
Whether or not you believe her, what can be said is that the traditional definitions behind sexual orientation are rapidly changing, with new identities and possibilities being revealed and categorized. What started out as a “gay and lesbian” movement has latched on a couple of extra identifications, among them the bisexual and transsexual movement, now known as the LGBT movement.
As an openly bisexual woman, Lady Gaga stands as somewhat of a symbol for the LGBT community as they fight for equal rights in the face of discrimination. As the march towards greater acceptance of these previously outcast members of society continues, Lady Gaga promises to stand up for equal rights for those identifying with the LGBT community and promote acceptance of the cause.
Lady Gaga’s latest album ARTPOP is officially hitting stores November 11 and her full interview is available in Attitude magazine and online.
by John Amaruso