Words: Steve Brown
Kesha will headline Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras 2020.
The ‘Tik Tok’ singer – who is bisexual – will join the likes of Dua Lipa on the main stage during the iconic Pride celebration next year.
On the official Instagram account for Sydney Mardi Gras, she said: “Hey Australia, this is Kesha.
“I am so excited to come celebrate at the Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras festival on February 29 – right before my birthday!
“We’re going to party!”
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The theme of one of the most popular pride parades – which will take place on February 29 – will focus around inclusion, equality and amplifying the voice of the marginalised.
In Attitude’s December issue, Kesha opened up about her sexuality and said there wasn’t a countdown to coming out.
“I never hid [my bisexuality] from anybody. I never had a moment of feeling I had to come out about it,” she says.
“It was always there. I think I had a conversation with a gay magazine in the US and they just asked me, ‘Oh, are you bisexual?’ and I was like, ‘Obviously!’
“I have always been attracted to the soul behind a person’s eyes. It has never occurred to me to care about a specific gender, or how someone is identifying, to make me wonder about whether or not I’m attracted to them."
Currently living in LA with her partner Brad Ashenfelter, the pop star hints that they have a flexible arrangement.
“He’s a sweetheart, but he also lets me be me,” she explains.
“You know, I’ll call him and be like, ‘I had fun tonight, I met a sweet girl and we had a really good time.’ And he’ll say, ‘Cool babe, I love you.’ It’s so nice.
“I have both male and female energies and so does he. He understands that me being attracted to a woman has nothing to do with my attraction for him.
“He knows that I’m just a wild spirit that needs to run free, and that I always come back to the barn for apples from my boy!”