Katy Perry shared that she was not allowed to talk to gay people as a child.
‘My house was church on Sunday morning, church on Sunday night, church on Wednesday evening; you don’t celebrate Halloween; Jesus gives you your Christmas presents; we watch Bill O’Reilly on TV,’ she told Vogue.
‘That was my whole childhood and youth and early teens. I still have conditioned layers dropping off of me by the day.’
[I was not] allowed to interact with gay people [and] there is some generational racism.’
‘How was I going to reconcile that with the gospel-singing girl raised in youth groups that were pro conversion camps?’ she added.
What I did know was that I was curious, and even then I knew that sexuality was not as black and white as this dress.’
‘I found my gift and my gift introduced me to people outside my bubble and my bubble started to burst,’ she said.
‘These people were nothing like I had been taught to fear. They were the most free, strong, kind and inclusive people I have ever met.’
‘You don’t get to choose your family, but you can choose your tribe.
‘I stand here as real evidence for all that no matter where you came from it is about where you are going, that real change, real evolution, and that real perception shift can happen, if we open our minds and soften our hearts.’
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