I am not a gay icon: Lady Gaga

PTI| Updated: Nov 12, 2013, 14:50 PM IST

London: Pop sensation Lady Gaga is adamant that she is not a gay icon despite being an active supporter of LGBT rights.

Gaga, 27, who is openly bisexual, said she never intended to become a poster figure for the homosexual community, reported Femalefirst.

"But here, where do I say I`m a gay icon? I never said I was a gay icon. When did that happen? Are those lyrics on the album? Absolutely not.

"I don`t even consider myself... I don`t even know what that word means. That was a label that was invented years ago. I`m a gay supporter," she said.

Gaga worries people think it is just for show when she says she`s bisexual.

"I mean, I am bisexual, I`ve said it before, I`ll say it again. I don`t need to - I`m sorry if this is a bit vulgar - but I don`t need to act like a lesbian in front of the whole world for people to take me seriously.

"You can believe it or not, it`s just here, I`m honest. I`m not saying it to be controversial; there you have it, here I am, take it or leave it. I know I am not just a lesbian - I have a boyfriend - but all of my friends are in this community."