Katy Perry Talks Christian Past & Evolution As LGBTQ Ally At HRC Gala

Katy Perry delivered a powerful speech at the Human Rights Campaign gala in Los Angeles on Saturday. Perry accepted the National Equality Award and opened up on her religious "suppressive" upbringing and ultimately her evolution as an activist and as an ally. 

From Entertainment Weekly:

“I stand here as real evidence for all that no matter where you came from it is about where you are going, that real change, real evolution, and that real perception shift can happen, if we open our minds and soften our hearts.”

The pop star added that it would’ve been a lot easier for her to stay the “whipped-creamed-t–s-springing-poppy-lite-coffee-fun-anthem-animal-totem-singing-girl” who remained neutral politically.

“No longer can I sit in silence,” she says. “I have to stand up what I feel is true and that is equality and justice for all, period.”

Watch Katy's full speech: