Kesha's Coming Out Story Is One Of Self-Exploration And Love

Kesha has faced a ton of struggles in her life, not least when she sued music producer Dr. Luke in 2014 for sexual, physical, and verbal abuse. Despite enduring a considerable amount of adversity, she has been open about topics such as her sexuality, and her coming-out story is just as frank as she is. The truth about Kesha's dating history is that who she dates isn't defined by her sexuality. 

In a now-deleted 2022 Instagram post, the singer wrote: "I'm not gay. I'm not straight. I don't know what I am. I love people. I love people because we are all our own little consciousness journeys, dancing around the sun. How weird and interesting and fun this life is, right? I refuse to be anything, really, except for open to it all," (via Insider). 

Being true to herself and connecting with others is Kesha's main priority, and this perspective appears to be something she is determined to share far and wide. In the same Instagram post, the singer told her fans that they were "enough," adding "I know it can be confusing sometimes, but you are so seen and loved. Love u animals, happy pride!!!!!"

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She has never felt the need to hide her sexuality

First bursting onto the music scene in 2009 with the instantly iconic party anthem "Tik Tok," Kesha has never been shy about telling the truth, and this openness is something that has continued throughout her career, whether she's fighting legal battles or discussing more positive subjects. Back in 2013, the pop star told Seventeen, "I don't love just men. I love people. It's not about a gender. It's just about the spirit that exudes from that other person you're with."  

Moreover, in a 2019 interview with Attitude, Kesha said that she has always been open about her bisexuality. "I never had a moment of feeling I had to come out about it," she shrugged. The "We R Who We R" hitmaker also reaffirmed that gender is not a big deal to her whatsoever. Moreover, once again, Kesha has "always been attracted to the soul behind a person's eyes" rather than what they identify as gender-wise. As a result, the pop star is open to everybody. 

She isn't the monogamous type in relationships either

In the same Attitude interview, Kesha discussed her long-time boyfriend Brad Ashenfelter, and implied that they had an open relationship. "I have both male and female energies and so does he. He understands that me being attracted to a woman has nothing to do with my attraction for him. He knows that I'm just a wild spirit that needs to run free and that I always come back to the barn for apples from my boy," she revealed.

In addition to this, Kesha kissed fellow singer Betty Who during a 2021 concert on Bisexual Visibility Day. Then, in June 2022, the outspoken pop star performed as the headline act for Stonewall Day during Pride Month, describing Stonewall as "a special place for the queer community" in her announcement statement.

Kesha's continued commitment to figuring herself out and exploring who she is has only grown throughout the years, gradually becoming a crucial part of her persona. No matter what she's doing, if there's one thing we know, it's that Kesha will (rightfully) never censor herself when it comes to things she feels passionately about.