Dua also pointed out that with suicide rates remaining high for LGBTQ youth around the world, she feels it would be irresponsible of her to not offer support and awareness whenever she can. “To be able to use my platform to spread awareness, show support, talk about it, to make people feel seen, heard and safe, communicate with charities and try to do my part as much as I can … I see that as my duty,” she said.
However, the 25-year-old singer did stop just short of accepting “gay icon” as a title. “It’s really hard to refer to myself as that, but I’m trying to channel that energy,” she said. “I’m grateful to have such an incredible community filled with so much love, so much enthusiasm, so much creativity — you know how you go, ‘sugar and spice makes everything nice’? That’s what the gay community has.”
Check out Dua Lipa’s interview with Attitude here.