Ana Matronic, one-fifth of the campy band the Scissor Sisters, says it sucked finding out her dad was gay.

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 said.

Matronic's mother eventually remarried, but by the time she was 14, her father had contracted HIV, and was dead within a year.

The thirty-six-year-old, recently-married Matronic 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 19.