"I'm flattered,” says Adelaide born songbird Sia at the news of her inclusion on the list. “We need to continue to fight for equal rights so that all the little gay babies that are being born right now can have the rights that we don't."
This year Sia released ‘We Are Born’, and at the recent Aria Awards won the award for Best Music DVD and 'Some People have Real Problems' was nominated for Best Breakthrough Artist Album. She recently toured Australia, and during her Sydney show at the Enmore Theatre said to the crowd, “Jesus loves me, even though I’m a gay lord.”
Originally from Adelaide, Sia shot to stardom when her track ‘Breathe Me’, from her 2004 album ‘Colour The Small One’, was featured in the final episode of the American TV series ‘Six Feet Under’. It took another four years for her to release a follow up album ‘Some People Have Real Problems’. In the same year, Sia’s sexuality become an issue for the press. When asked if being open about her sexuality has had a positive or negative impact on her career, she says there has been neither.
“No, nothing really. I’ve always been honest if anyone ever asked me. Before I was actually successful I’d always said I’ve always dated boys and girls and anything in between. I don’t care what gender you are, it’s about people. I didn’t just recently open up, I just recently got famous! I’ve always been… well, flexible is the word I would use.”
Sia is currently dating JD Samson from Le Tigre
The Same Same 25 is an annual celebration of the 25 Most Influential Gay and Lesbian Australians. They are publicly nominated, and chosen by a panel of community leaders.
For the past two years, the announcement of the 25 Most Influential Gay and Lesbian Australians has attracted widespread national media attention and focused on the achievements and influence of a varied and inspirational group of people.