Kylie Minogue had said she first realised she was a gay icon when she ended up at a Kylie-themed night at a Sydney gay bar.
The singer told Billboard she became aware of the love the LGBT community has for her in the late 80’s, after the release of her debut album, but it happened “without me knowing it.”
Kylie went on to recall the night where she ended up at high-profile 1980s gay venue The Albury, after a friend said they were hosting a night themed after her that evening.
“I was in the car, my manager was in the car with me along with a couple other people, and someone said, ‘There’s Kylie Night at the Albury tonight,'” she said.
“And I was like ‘What?!’ I’d never heard of a Kylie Night, but I said ‘We should go! We should go!’
“There weren’t that many versions of me then, I’m talking 1989 or ’90. Now there’s tons of them – choose a look.”
She continued, “I’m the least Kylie person when I’m at any of those nights. I looked like they should not have let me in.
“That’s the first moment I can remember where it was a thing, and it’s been a thing ever since – which is incredible.”
Kylie is headlining the annual Pride Island festival celebration in New York City this weekend.
In April she released her 14th studio album, Golden.