Katy Perry is our favorite California girl who never stops shining her light. Ever since her pop debut in 2008 with “I Kissed A Girl,” Katy Perry became a gay icon for generations to come. Since then, the star has shattered records around the world, earned five number-one singles off of one album, and solidified herself as a defining artist in pop and music overall. During her performance at her residency PLAY in Las Vegas, she thanked the gay community for her success.

She said, “They have been such big admirers and fans and influences for me. The fanbase that comes to this show is very much so that community. I would say it’s probably 50% of the audience.”