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Lady Gaga Discusses Bisexuality, Gay Icon Status In 'Attitude'

In the new issue of Attitude magazine Lady Gaga once again addresses speculation surrounding her bisexuality and discusses what it really means to be a gay icon.

Mother Monster has been on the defensive lately about her bisexual identity, having recently told a crowd at Berghain Club in Berlin, Germany, that her bisexuality is "not a lie." This week, she told Attitude that:

I mean, I am bisexual, I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again. I don’t need to -– I’m sorry if this is a bit vulgar – but I don’t need to eat pussy in front of the whole world for people to take me seriously. You can believe it or not, it’s just here, I’m honest. I’m not saying it to be controversial; there you have it, here I am, take it or leave it. I know I am not just a lesbian –- I have a boyfriend –- but all of my friends are in this community.

Gaga has long been seen as an ally and supporter of the queer community, having previously spoken out before the striking down of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" that called on lawmakers to repeal the legislation. However, despite her long-standing supportive history, Gaga doesn't necessarily consider herself a gay icon.

She also told Attitude:

But… but… but… but here, where do I say I’m a gay icon? I never said I was a gay icon. When did that happen? Are those lyrics on the album? Absolutely not. I don’t even consider myself… I don’t even know what that word means. That was a label that was invented years ago. I’m a... [Pauses] I’m a gay supporter.

Gaga's album "ARTPOP" officially comes out on Nov. 11. The interview in full is available in "Attitude" magazine, the digital version of which is available in App format.

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