Is Madonna Gay Or Bisexual? What’s Her Sexual Orientation?

Madonna is considered by many as the greatest gay icon in the entertainment industry. In fact, she’s the reason why gay culture is accepted by the mainstream media today.

The Queen of Pop gave the LGBTQ+ community a voice through her music and actively fought for their representation – which is a pretty ballsy move considering she bloomed during a very conservative era.

Is Madonna Gay or straight? what's her actual sexuality?
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But what made Madonna so passionate about the gay community, anwyay? Is it because she’s bisexual herself? Or is it just a matter of artistic expression?

Madonna’s Sexuality On-Screen

Madonna has been captured making out with both men and women on stage. For instance, she famously hooked up with fellow pop stars Christina Aguillera and Britney Spears while they were performing for the MTV Music Video Awards.

Many years later, Madonna gave Taylor Swift a peck on the lips during the 2015 iHeartRadio Music Awards. Nicki Minaj also had a taste of Madonna’s promiscuous mouth during her birthday celebration.

Indeed, Madonna has no problem getting hot and steamy with women in front of the cameras. But this is not something she does exclusively to girls: she also has kissed numerous famous men for the audience to see, such as:

  • Drake
  • Anderson Cooper
  • Brahim Zaibat

Maybe a smooch is simply Madonna’s way of showing her love. Either way, it’s no question that the Material Girl singer is totally comfortable with getting a little bit gay for the show.

Madonna’s Sexuality On-Screen. Is she gay in real?
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However, it’s also important to note that Madonna’s engagement with the gay culture isn’t just a trend that she’s hopping on temporarily. Throughout her career, Madonna has made efforts to combat HIV misinformation and homophobia.

She has delivered many powerful speeches denouncing gender discrimination and inequality. Just recently, Madonna also joined the infamous Pride Parade by performing two songs in New York City.

And if Ellen DeGeneres never spoke up about it, we would have never known that Madonna is the reason why the talk show host came out of her closet! Madonna’s influence to the gay community is truly significant, to say the least.

Madonna’s Response to Homosexuality Allegations

Just like what she did to her plastic surgery accusations, Madonna gave pretty ambiguous answers to questions pertaining to her sexuality. 

What was Madonna’s Response to Homosexuality Allegations?
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I think everybody has a bisexual nature. That’s my theory. I could be wrong.

In another interview, she says:

I won’t say I have never slept with a woman but, I love men.”

As you can see, she never publicly confirmed nor denied that she’s romantically interested in girls – but she did give hints about getting intimate with women.

If so, this means that Madonna is simply physically attracted to the same sex but not to the point of committing to romantic relationships with them. Based on that alone, we can surmise that Madonna’s sexual orientation is bisexual. 

Of course, these are just speculations. Only the Queen of Pop herself can tell you what she identifies with in terms of sexuality. And until such time that Madonna comes out of the closet, her gender identity will remain a mystery.

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