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:
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.