Los Angeles - Madonna says she used to lust after gay men.
The Living For Love hitmaker claims she struggled to find a boyfriend after she dropped out of the University of Michigan and moved to New York City in the late 1970s.
The 56-year-old star said: "I didn't feel like straight men understood me. They just wanted to have sex with me. Gay men understood me, and I felt comfortable around them. There was only that one problem, which is that they didn't want to have sex with me! So...conundrum!"
The outspoken singer, who has always been a vocal supporter of the LGBT [Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender] community, believes "gay rights are way more advanced than women's rights" now.
She explained to Out magazine: "People are a lot more open-minded to the gay community than they are to women, period.
"It's moved along for the gay community, for the African-American community, but women are still just trading on their ass. To me, the last great frontier is women.
"Women are still the most marginalised group. They're still the group that people won't let change...
"You must fit into this box: You must behave this way, dress this way. You're still categorised - you're still either a virgin or a whore. If you're a certain age, you're not allowed to express your sexuality, be single, or date younger men."
Repost! Thank you Hilary Clinton! Happy International Womens Day! ??#rebelheartA photo posted by Madonna (@madonna) on Mar 8, 2015 at 10:46am PDT
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A photo posted by Madonna (@madonna) on Mar 8, 2015 at 10:46am PDT
Boyhood star Patricia Arquette recently came under for making similar comments and calling for "wage equality once and for all and equal rights for women" while accepting the Best Supporting Actress Oscar.
While she was widely praised for her original speech last month, the actress later attracted backlash for comments she made afterwards when she called on "all the men that love women, and all the gay people, and all the people of colour that we've all fought for to fight for us now".
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