Glee‘s Amber Riley Delivers Spot-On Whitney Houston Tribute. Is She Our Next Gay Icon?

Glee belter Amber Riley is having a very gay week! On last night’s episode, she followed in the footsteps of Whitney Houston by delivering a spot-on rendition of “I Will Always Love You.” (Dolly Parton originally wrote the song, but Whitney’s version is the most memorable.)

And, on Monday, Amber popped up on RuPaul’s Drag Race as a guest judge. Amber’s character on Glee, Mercedes, is besties with Chris Colfer’s openly gay character—and Chris’ openly gay real life persona is good friends with Amber too.

Is girlfriend on the way to becoming a gay icon? Or is she just a temporary gay fan fave?