Lady Gaga talks low points: 'I had abusive relationships'
The people who do make her feel brave are her fans -- particularly in the wake of the ridiculous "is she a man" rumors that ran rampant last year. "My fans don't care what I am, that's what I like about them. They don't care if I'm a boy or a girl or an in-between or a phoenix or a mermaid or a unicorn. They don't care."
"I don't regret anything," she adds. "If I'd known things back then I wouldn't be where I am now, because so much of who I am is based on a lack of fear. I have no fear."