Last week we told you about Katy Perry being honored by The Human Right Campaign. Last night was the big award gala in Los Angeles. The organization honored the pop star with the National Equality Award. Katy looked amazing (as usual), and has left many people talking.
During her speech, she opened up about her religious childhood. You might not know she started out as a gospel singer, and both of her parents are pastors. (Maybe that’s why she wants to live in a convent?)
During her acceptance speech, Katy said, “I’m just a singer and songwriter. Honestly, I speak my truths and I paint my fantasies into these little bite size pop songs.”
She also referred to her 2008 hit song, ‘I Kissed A Girl.” She mentioned that she spent much of her teenage years trying to “pray the gay away” in Jesus camps.
“No longer can I sit in silence. I have to stand for what I know is true and that is equality and justice for all, period.”
Following the ceremony, Katy tweeted her excitement over receiving the award.
I will never cease to be a champion, an ally, a spotlight and a loving voice for all LGBTQ-identifying people. ❤🌈💪🏻(part 1) https://t.co/Swaz38wUwr
— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) March 19, 2017
You can watch Katy’s entire speech below:
— Katy Perry Lately! (@katyperrylately) March 19, 2017