Lady Gaga Denies Exploiting LGBT Community

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Lady Gaga and the gay community are closely linked for a variety of reasons, but has the pop star been exploiting her LGBT fans to sell records?

She's been criticized for this lately, but calls it a "ridiculous" claim.

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"My love for my gay fans is just pure, authentic love for them as supporters of me from the beginning, and me feeling connected to their struggles as someone who is a part of their fight," Gaga tells The Advocate.

Gaga considers herself a member of the LGBT community (the B part) and says anyone claiming she's using it to help bolster sales is absurd.

"To say that I would use the gay community to sell records is probably one of the most ridiculous statements anyone can make about me," she says - and we're all familiar now with the Lady Gaga hermaphrodite rumors.

"The top thing I think about every single day, other than my fans, loving the music, and my family being healthy, is social justice and equality."

She recalls a recent interaction she had with a young gay man in the military who told her that America's fight for equality has given him hope.

He gave her his service jacket as a symbol of his thanks.

"We just held each other and cried," the superstar says. "Anyone who says that I'm not genuine is not interested in overcoming this fight."

"That was such a pure and wonderful moment. I remember thinking, 'There's no album sale, no Number 1, that could compete with this."

"That is what the f**k it's all about right there. What the f**k it's all about is if I can write one song that could change one person's life."

Gaga, who is currently in Tawian promoting her Born This Way album, also touches upon the true meaning behind the hit title track:

"'Born This Way' is not about just being born in one moment; it's about being reborn over and over again until you become that unique, special person inside you that is the most brave, the most sure and the most ready to take on the world."

"And I was born this way. And that's who I am. Some people weren't born to wear masks, but I was. I was born to wear masks and wigs and fashion."

"To express myself through my clothing and my performance art, and that's who I am," she adds. "And the song is meant to be liberating not only from an individual perspective but from a creative perspective."

Amen, Mother Monster. Amen.



I'm gay and I don't feel exploited by anything she does...What's the deal with some people having to make conspiracy theories about everything.


Bottom line I dont feel that she is using the community 100 percent but to an extent of coarse
.She has to market and sell records and she knows her fan base.Some things have to sound or be contrieved.You have to set yourself apart and come across the way u want to.She is a master of all those things.I dont feel used at all she gets an A for promotion tying her beliefs into her brand and standing for a plethera of people who are shunned


I think it's so funny when people call her fake because she is Probaly the only Real one in the industry she speak her mind,she doesn't care what others think of her, she sees what wrong with society,she is real she's not weird at all why is she weird because she doesn't dress lik you and everybody else in the world if anything the people who say she's weird and fake are the ones that are fake and not real and the ones who are just like everyone else she doesn't use or need autotune to make her voice good cause she ha outstanding vocals its funny cause Britney fans come on here just to compete with gaga when gaga fans just say truth gaga sings writes composes and coproduces all her songs Britney doesn't oh call nicki minaj fake cause she. Is the fakest bitch in the industry inside and out


Lol, okay they definitely don't write down what she's going to say at interviews. Just to let you know there's no record company in the world who wants their artist to drop the f-bomb. Doesn't matter if it's eminem or lady gaga- they don't like it. Now- she is calculated. She knows how to hook an audience. She knows how to get attention-she knows what she's doing. So what exactly is she trying to be? I don't understand what you mean by 'being something she's not'- if that's the opposite of what she is then are you suggesting she's a closet racist homophobic neo-nazi atheist who hates fame? Those are surprisingly hard to find my friend. are you trying to say she's not an accepting bisexual attention loving catholic popstar?


I don't believe her. Everything that comes out of her mouth sounds so contrived, like she and her management wote it down and rehearsed. I can't believe people don't see how fake she is. She's desperately trying to be something she's not and that comes through so easily. She said once that she's a "master of the art of fame" and obviously everything she does is to accomplish fame. Her fans are the young gay people who have not found themselves yet. People who desperately want to be different and accepted.


So to be interested in the gay rights and full equality for all we have to believe she's genuine? Sorry, but I'm all for full equality but I still find her contrived. @ever what has being a Britney fan got to do with not believing her? Tired of 'Little Monsters' hating on other artists.


Pak31 abviously ur an idiot for just saying sexual preference


I think who doesnt believe her is absurd total idiot n dont like her music or à britney fan ,shame on u people .shes not forcing anybody to buy her music or like her ,either u like her or u dont .


I am so tired of seeing pictures of her. She's nasty looking and just plain odd. Tired of hearing all of the things gay too. Just treat everyone the same and stop singling out people for their sexual preference--whether you are for it or against it. Just sing your songs and stop pushing your weirdness on us.


Lol I dnt believe her she's a total gay user :L and so in turn that makes me a person not interested in overcoming 'this fight' pssht 'buy my album if you were born this way'


Lady Gaga Biography

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Joanne Stefani Germanotta