Although she is a huge star within the LGBT community, the 32-year-old singer sees her fans all the same.
After bursting onto the music scene since her American Idol win in 2002, Kelly Clarkson has garnered a huge gay fan base and is considered one of the biggest stars in the world by the LGBT community, but the 32-year-old singer just sees her fans all the same.
Clarkson has a huge gay fan base
"I think it's silly that we're still talking about gay rights," Clarkson recently told Pride Source. "I just live in this world where people are accepted, so it's very hard for me to even realize that that still exists. It's hard for me to wrap my brain around it."
Clarkson also told the publication that she can't yet be considered an "icon," but she did talk about her experience meeting a lesbian fan who referred to herself a "Kezbo," which apparently means any girl with a crush on the Texas native.
"I was like, 'Wait, there's enough of you to have a group? That's amazing!,'" she recalled. "I don't ever look at a fan as a gay fan or a lesbian fan or a straight fan -- I don't ever look at that. Fans are fans, and no matter what our lives are like, no matter what path we're on, music is the one thing that connects us."
And this ideology also implies to her own family. Clarkson, who gave birth to her first child last June, wouldn't care in the slightest if her baby daughter, River, eventually came out to her.
"Oh, I don't care," she said. "I mean, here's what I hope for her: I just hope she finds love. It took me a while, man. And there was a lot of heartache throughout those years. You know, as long as she's happy, I don't care either way, and neither does my husband. And we have two other kids as well, and we don't care either way for all of them."