Lynn Neary. Lady Gaga has called her song her "freedom song. This piece initially aired on Jan.
Lady Gaga has always been an outspoken proponent of LGBTQ rights, but on Friday she told a crowd outside the Stonewall Inn that she "may not even be considered a part of the community," even though she likes "girls sometimes. Gaga has openly identified as bisexual since the very beginning of her career, when she came out to Barbara Walters in a interview. The pop star and award-winning actress has written multiple songs expressing her attraction to women, and previously said anyone saying "she's bisexual for marketing" is lying. However, Gaga has also referred to herself as an ally. During her speech on Friday, when saying she may not be considered a part of the LGBTQ community, the crowd booed — but cheered when Gaga said she likes girls "sometimes. When the soundbite reached Twitter, Gaga's admission prompted a conversation about bisexual erasure and biphobia within the LGBTQ community, with many fans blaming Gaga's seemingly confused stance on her inclusion on the propensity to question and doubt bisexual people who have only had public relationships with members of the opposite sex. Some fans pointed out that male pop stars — with Shawn Mendes being the prime example, since he had to ask fans to stop speculating about his sexuality — are more likely to be celebrated for their perceived queerness, while Gaga, despite openly identifying as bisexual, has had her place in the LGBTQ community questioned. In one thread, fans debated whether a clip of Gaga on "RuPaul's Drag Race" saying "I'm not a gay woman" and asking whether she can stand up for a community she's not "fully part of" was her denouncing her bisexuality.
Many celebrities have been outspoken about being attracted to more than one gender — keep scrolling to see which ones identify as bisexual. For me, it's quite the opposite. Stewart also spoke to the complexity that comes with having her sexuality in the spotlight. The whole issue of sexuality is so grey. I'm just trying to acknowledge that fluidity, that greyness, which has always existed. But maybe only now are we allowed to start talking about it. Men are intriguing. So are chicks.
She is known for reinventing herself throughout her career and for her versatility in numerous areas of the entertainment industry. Gaga began performing as a teenager, singing at open mic nights and acting in school plays. She rose to prominence the following year with her debut album, the electropop record The Fame , and its chart-topping singles " Just Dance " and " Poker Face ". Gaga's second full-length album, Born This Way , explored electronic rock and techno-pop and debuted atop the US Billboard with more than one million copies sold. Its title track became the fastest-selling song on the iTunes Store with over a million downloads in less than a week. Gaga experimented with EDM on her third studio album, Artpop , which included the single " Applause ". Her collaborative jazz album with Tony Bennett , Cheek to Cheek , and her soft rock -influenced fifth studio album, Joanne , continued to top the US charts. During this period, Gaga ventured into acting, playing leading roles in the miniseries American Horror Story: Hotel — , for which she received a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress , and the critically acclaimed musical drama film A Star Is Born Having sold 27 million albums and million singles as of January , Gaga is one of the world's best-selling music artists and the fourth highest-earning female musician of the s. She has been declared Billboard ' s Artist of the Year and Woman of the Year , and included among Forbes ' s power and earnings rankings.