The pop superstar admitted she is heartbroken by the tragic deaths because it was her gay friends who ultimately made her feel accepted.
“I’m incredibly disturbed and saddened by the overwhelming number of teen suicides that have been reported lately because of bullying,” the Daily Express quoted her as telling The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
“The gay community has been incredibly supportive of me. I can totally relate to the idea of feeling isolated and alienated. I was incredibly lonely as a child, as a teenager. I have to say I never felt like I fit in school. I wasn’t a jock. I wasn’t an intellectual.
“There was no group that I felt a part of. I just felt like a weirdo. It wasn’t until my ballet teacher, who was also gay, took me under his wing and introduced me to a community of artists of other unique individuals who told me it was good and OK to be different and brought me to my first gay disco and ironically made me feel I was part of the world and it was OK to be different,” she said.