The female pop star responsible for "I kissed a girl and I liked it" has been chosen to receive the next Vanguard award for her contribution to promoting equal rights for the LGBT community.
Katy Perry reached the number one spot with her single all about sexual experimentation between bisexual women - if, by "sexual experimentation" you mean "light kissing," and by "bisexual" you mean "straight, but looking for a new way to tantalise your boyfriend."
"What the gay community really needs, is someone to point out that girls only fool around with other girls to impress men" said a representative of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, who created the awards.
TV personality Ellen DeGeneres expressed her relief "At last we can stop pretending to fight to be recognised as a valid alternative lifestyle and get on with what really matters, delivering threesomes to our men."
Previous winners include "Basic Instinct" director Paul Verhoeven, for his accurate and diverse portrayal of bisexual women as obsessive, dangerous drug users, and "Kissing Jessica Stein" director Charles Herman-Wurmfeld for so vividly reminding us that lesbianism is just a passing phase to help women realise just how much they really want their man.
Of course "I kissed a girl and I liked it" is not the only song Perry has performed to help break down the prejudice against homosexuals. Her album "One of the boys" also contains a song called "Ur so gay" in which she uses "gay" as a derogatory term.
"I'm just glad the term's getting out there," said distinguished musician, Sir Elton John who will present the award with his comedy sidekick, Lily Allen. "I mean the context isn't ideal but you can't win them all."
Perry is also tipped to receive a George Cross bravely award after telling reporters, "I haven't really kissed a girl, I've never been that drunk... well ok, my lips may have touched another girl's once, but there were no tongues. I just find the whole thing a bit icky."
She will be the first Brit ever to win both a GLAAD award and a medal for bravery.