Dua Lipa attends the "Barbie" European Premiere at Cineworld Leicester Square on July 12, 2023 in London, England.
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Is Dua Lipa gay?

She's been an avid supporter of the LGBTQ+ community for years.

Avid music fans know about the controversy surrounding DaBaby’s comments about HIV-positive and gay individuals at the Rolling Loud festival back in 2021. Thanks to those comments, the North Carolina rapper ended up losing many endorsements and has been condemned for his actions by more than a few of his fellow artists.

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One of the more notable artists to speak out was pop star Dua Lipa, who had worked with DaBaby previously on her smash hit “Levitating.” It’s no secret that for many years, Lipa has been a strong supporter of the LGBTQ+ community, and has made it one of her missions to stand as an ally in their fight to be accepted in mainstream culture. With her having such a strong stance on the topic, many have assumed that Dua Lipa may be gay herself.

Of course, as it always is with most popular artists, their moves and opinions will always be a point of speculation. It’s common knowledge that Dua Lipa has proven herself to be an ally again and again, but what is known of her own sexual preferences?

Dua Lipa’s sexual orientation

In her public dating life, Lipa has leaned in a heterosexual direction for the most part. Previously, she’s been linked to English chef Issac Carew, Paul Klein, and the younger brother of Gigi and Bella Hadid, Anwar, since 2019. As recently as 2022, she’s rumored to have been dating rapper Jack Harlow.

Although Dua Lipa is an avid supporter of the LGBTQ+ community and has many queer friends, she is still heterosexual. Dua Lipa may not be a king, but she’s certainly a queen, and she’s definitely proving what a true hero looks like to the world. Perhaps DaBaby, Lil Baby, and Lil Durk should take notes.

Dua Lipa is a LGBTQ+ ally

Ever since 2018, Dua Lipa has used her platform to fight injustice on all fronts. Identifying as a feminist, Lipa has always spoken out against sexism in the music industry. But one of the issues closest to her heart has been the treatment of the gay community, prompting her to speak out whenever she can on such views. For Lipa, her frustration does stem from a personal place.

“I have a massive group of friends and [members of] my team who are part of the LGBTQ community, who have inspired me so much and taught me so much,” Lipa said, in an interview with Attitude magazine. “They’re all my role models in life.”

According to Billboard, Dua Lipa doesn’t feel that having friends and loved ones in the community should be the only reason she offers her support where she can.

“It’s entirely a right to be able to love who you want, not just because I have friends in the LGBTQ community, but because we’re all human, and we deserve it,” she said. “It’s something I feel very connected to and will continue to fight for.”

For Lipa, the fight to protect and support the LGBTQ+ community is not some marketing ploy; it’s more like a duty.

“To be able to use my platform to spread awareness, show support, talk about it, to make people feel seen, heard, and safe, communicate with charities, and try to do my part as much as I can … I see that as my duty.”


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