Dolly Parton Promises To Release New Dance Anthem “I’m A Wee Bit Gay”

Longtime LGBT ally and gay icon Dolly Parton has promised her fans that she will soon release an album of dance anthems geared toward the LGBT community.

In a wide-ranging interview with the Guardian, the 70-year-old living legend opened up about the long-rumored record, saying “every time I start to work on that, something else comes up, like this big tour. I’ll have to put that dance album on the shelf again. But one day I promise you I will get that out. One of the songs is “I’m a Wee Bit Gay.” It’s a fun, tongue-in-cheek type of song. I promise I’ll get it out.”

“I try every day to leave something in this world that is a little better and a bit brighter,” Her Partonness tells The Guardian. Back in 2014, she promised to leave the world the best and brightest something with a dance album geared toward the LGBT community.

Parton also reflected on her strong LGBT following:

Well, I don’t really know why for sure. I’m just happy it is. I’ve often said people don’t come to see me to see me, they come to see me to see them.

I’ve been around so long, so a lot of people grew up with me. I feel more like a family member or an aunt or an older sister or a friend. They know I’m a little different myself. I’ve fought for the right to be myself, so that is one of the reasons that the gays and lesbians relate to me. They know that I appreciate everybody for who they are. We are who we are, so why can’t we be allowed to be that? I ain’t out to preach no sermons, I’m just out to do my work, sing my songs and write them, and love people and share them.