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Shot of the Day: L'Uomo Vogue Cover Girl Katy Perry Talks LGBT Equality

Shot of the Day:  L'Uomo Vogue Cover Girl Katy Perry Talks LGBT Equality

There is a moment in just about every workday when we come across something sexy, gratuitous and completely pointless that we wish we could post but don't under the auspices of there being nothing lesbian about it and often there being no redeeming value. Even in dealing with her own relationship ups-and-downs, Katy has been an avid advocate for LGBT rights, and Vogue wanted to her take on the politics of the American fight for equality.

There is a moment in just about every workday when we come across something sexy, gratuitous and completely pointless that we wish we could post but don't under the auspices of there being nothing lesbian about it and often there being no redeeming value. Well, we at SheWired have made an executive decision to just throw any of our pseudo-feminist caution to the wind and to just post our favorite shot of the day, whether it be sexy, salacious, or just because…

Today  we bring you Katy Perry's feature story and cover photo,  photographed by Francesco Carrozzini, for the July/August issue of L'Uomo Vogue.

Katy’s 3D autobiographical docu-film, Katy Perry: A Part of Me, hits theaters July 4, which the pop sensation told Vogue will deal with “everything in between,” including her struggle in dealing with her 15-month marriage to Russell Brand and their divorce in February.

Katy also dished on what her next album will be like – different from her usual very cheery and upbeat pop and dance songs – as the devastation of her failed relationship will have a big influence. “It will be a much darker album than the previous ones,” she said. “It was inevitable, after what I went through. If I had a time machine and could go back in time, I would. But I can’t, so, you’ll discover another part of me.”

Even in dealing with her own relationship ups-and-downs, Katy has been an avid advocate for LGBT rights, and Vogue wanted to her take on the politics of the American fight for equality.

UV: Your songs “Ur So Gay” and “I Kissed a Girl” deal with the topic of homosexuality in a way, that paradoxically managed to arouse negative reactions from both religious and gay sectors, the first accusing you of promoting homosexuality and the others of being homophobic. Not bad. Despite these controversies, in many interview you declared you see yourself as a paladin of gay rights. What is your opinion about President Obama’s support of same sex marriages? Do you think he will win or lose votes because of this?

KP: I believe in equality. I believe in love with no boundaries or preface. I come from a childhood where there was a lot of judgment on this subject, but I have freed myself from that. I hope in time we can all look back at this moment and realize it was like when we look back at the civil rights movement and were ashamed of ourselves but we’re also happy that we have moved on and seen the light of equality.

Check out the cover of L'Uomo Vogue below, and read the full interview here.

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