Ana Matronic, one-fifth of the campy
band the Scissor Sisters, says it sucked finding out her dad
In a recent interview with the UK's
Daily Mail, the singer, known for belting out such outrageous
tunes as Filthy/Gorgeous, spoke about her gay father, who left
her mother when she was only three.
At the age of six, Matronic and her
older sister, Kate, asked their mother abut getting back together
with their father.
“Mum said, 'We can't get back
together, because Dad is gay.' It wasn't said in a brutal or shocking
way. Although I was young, I knew Dad now felt about men the way
that he had once felt about my mother. Basically, I understood this
meant they'd never be together – and at six, that sucked,”
Matronic's mother eventually remarried,
but by the time she was 14, her father had contracted HIV, and was
dead within a year.
is prepping to tour with the Scissor Sisters (three of whom
are gay men) as the opening act of Lady GaGa's Monster Ball Tour.
Their first stop will be Atlantic City's Boardwalk Hall on February