Search Browse On This Day Map Quotations Timeline Research Free Datasets Remembered About Contact

Dolly Parton brushes off lesbian rumours

Wed 25 Mar 2009 In: International News View at Wayback View at NDHA

A probing interviewer for US magazine AARP has asked country music legend Dolly Parton if she and her best friend Judy Ogle are actually lesbian lovers. Gay icon, but not a lesbian: Dolly Parton "We're absolutely, totally honest, open, and comfortable with each other," Parton replied, hoping to put rumours to rest. "We've been accused of being lovers. We do love each other, but we've never been like that." The 63-year-old previously told USA Today that she's had hate mail due to her large gay male fan base. "Having a big gay following, I get hate mail and threats," she told the newspaper. "Some people are blind or ignorant, and you can't be that prejudiced and hateful and go through this world and still be happy," she added. "It's all right to be who you are."    

Credit: Daily News Staff

First published: Wednesday, 25th March 2009 - 10:10am

Rights Information

This page displays a version of a article that was automatically harvested before the website closed. All of the formatting and images have been removed and some text content may not have been fully captured correctly. The article is provided here for personal research and review and does not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of If you have queries or concerns about this article please email us