Flamboyant popstar Lady Gaga has said that the video for her new single ‘Alejandro’ is a “celebration and admiration of gay love.”

Photographer Steven Klein filmed the video for the single, taken from Gaga’s album The Fame Monster. Gaga said the key themes behind the promo were “the purity of my friendships with gay men and how I’ve been unable to find that with a straight man in my life.”

Gaga, who was born Stefanie Germanotta and identifies as bisexual, added: “In the video I’m pining for the love of my gay friends – but they don’t want me.” In the sleevenotes to her debut 2008 album The Fame, she wrote: “You were the first heartbeat in this project, and your support and brilliance means the world to me. I will always fight for the gay community.”