Pink cover the October issue of the Advocate to promote her latest album and in the interview, she talks about her LGBT fanbase and how she was once an ‘honorary lesbian’, as well as how it’s ok to be both butch and androgynous, as well as beautiful and feminine.
Talking about her sexuality, she says, “Honestly, I’ve never defined myself. I’ve never felt the need to. I still don’t. It’s just like how everyone’s like, ‘Well, what kind of music do you do?’ And I’m like, ‘I don’t. I just do it.’ And fuck it, if you can’t understand it, I’m a mystery bag. When I first moved to Los Angeles, I was an honorary lesbian of Los Angeles. I wasn’t gay, but all my girlfriends were. So no, it wasn’t a big deal for me, but when [a tabloid] comes out and says, I just said I was bisexual, it’s like what? That wasn’t my truth, and I like truth. I like absolute truth.”
She talks about fans identifying with her, saying, “I’m like, Really? You went through the exact same thing I went through? I’ve become less lonely, and through it, they’ve become less lonely, and I think it’s absolutely important that we’re all sharing our experiences, because in [many places] it’s hard to be gay. In a lot of places it’s hard to be black, and in a lot of places it’s hard to be female. I’m in California now, it’s hard to be Mexican.”
On her LGBT fans, she says, “They’ve been the most loyal part of what I do. They’ve been my most loyal friends, to be honest. I’ve had a lot of my gay boys around, but my gay girls are my rootstalk. They’re my honesty in an ocean of bullsh-t. I should be gay by the way that I look and the way that I am. I just happen to not be. But it just makes perfect and complete sense.”
She also adds that she loves her androgynous look, saying, “F–king-A right! [W]e can be androgynous and be butch and be muscular and be one of the guys but also be feminine and beautiful and do all this crazy sh-t and talk sh-t. It’s awesome.”