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Madonna: 'Gay Rights Are Way More Advanced Than Women's Rights'

Madonna: 'Gay Rights Are Way More Advanced Than Women's Rights'

Madonna opens up for an interview in the latest issue of Out magazine, on newsstands March 17.

Here’s what the 56-year-old superstar had to share with the mag:

On wishing gay males would ask her out: “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! I was like, ‘How am I ever going to get a date? Maybe if I cut my hair and I lose a lot of weight, someone will mistake me for a guy and ask me out.”

On gay rights being ahead of women’s rights: “Gay rights are way more advanced than women’s rights. 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 marginalized group. You’re still categorized‚Ä”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.”

On relating to Joan of Arc: “I can relate‚Ä”sometimes I’m getting burned at the stake metaphorically.”

Madonna‘s thirteenth studio album Rebel Heart is available in stores and on iTunes now!

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