US Music Artist
|Linda is a former member of the very succesfull band '4 Non Blondes'. She's now touring on her own.|
'Girlfriends Magazine', unknown issue:
The album's lesbian content (based on a real-life relationship of Perry's) is overt, marking another change from her work with 4 Non Blondes. But Perry is quick to point out that this openness about her sexuality is nothing new. "I've never not been outspoken about my sexuality. Everyone knew I was gay-I mean, I was on David Letterman with DYKE on my shirt!
"I've never denied being gay. I get really pissed off about that. People tend to think that because I want to talk about my music, that I am denying something. What the fuck are you talking about? Do I have to make out with people in front of the camera to prove it to you? I don't have anything to prove. I just am, and that's all there is to it."
"I don't preach about being gay, or march down the street. I don't believe in gay ways. In fact, I get very discouraged about the gay community. They're full of shit. They're segregated. They bullshit about how we need to be looked at equally in this world, yet they totally put down a straight couple walking through the Castro. What the fuck is that kind of bullshit?"
"I did this thing for Out Magazine," the singer recalls, "and they got pissed off at me because I was putting down the gay community. The woman who was interviewing me got very upset with the things that I said, and her article came out reading like I was a total dick. It just proves to me again that the gay community is full of shit, and they can kiss my fucking ass!"