Lady Gaga on Drag Race: ‘Gay Men Helped Me Become a Woman’ (Video)
Lady Gaga visited RuPaul’s Drag Race Untucked post-taping to give the queens some notes and open up about her own love of gay men.
Gaga talked about her connection to the gay community:
I’m not a gay woman. It’s that touchy subject. Can you stand up for people that you’re not necessarily fully part of that community in a way that you can understand what you all go through? But I have always been surrounded by incredibly intelligent, powerful gay men who have lifted me up through lots of changes in my life.
Gaga also spoke about the positive influence gay men have had on her:
Becoming famous was very strange, and it’s the gay men in my life that helped me to become a woman. I don’t know that a lot of people would understand that. But it’s because of what you’ve been through. You have survived so much that you inspire me to continue surviving. So thank you for that.
The heartfelt moment starts around 15:25.