Icon: Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton has said, “It’s a good thing I was born a woman, or I’d have been a drag queen.” But with a rack like that, there’s no mistaking her for anything but a woman.

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Sure she’s always primarily been a country singer, but she’s succesfully crossed over into the mainstream. We can forgive her for the country music because not only does she not suck but she has the personality of a drag queen to boot. She releases a new album in October, this one comprised exclusively of cover songs. Classics included are lesbo faves Janis Joplin’s “Me and Bobby McGee” and Joan Jett’s “Crimson and Clover.”

Parton’s been a strong champion of the gay community, contributing to this year’s Love Rocks CD benefiting those homos at the Human Rights Campaign. And when asked whether she supports same-sex marriage, she jokingly responded, “Hell yes. You people should have to suffer just like the rest of us!”