Dolly Parton’s music may be steeped in tradition, but when it comes to politics, the Nashville native is on a modern mission: achieving equality for all!
Dolly Parton, 68, is defending the LGBT community in a new interview! Although the country crooner is considered a “golden girl” in musical church groups around the nation, Dolly is a bonafide icon in the LGBT community.
Dolly Parton Billboard Interview — She Defends Gay Fans & Blasts Religious Haters
In fact, Dolly made it clear where her loyalty stands when it comes to representing these two opposing communities in a Billboard interview published on Oct. 24.
Parton explains that her music is, “a place for entertainment, a place for all families, period. It’s for all that. But as far as the Christians, if people want to pass judgment, they’re already sinning. The sin of judging is just as bad as any other sin they might say somebody else is committing. I try to love everybody.”
Furthermore, in the candid interview, Dolly reveals why she has resonated with the LGBT community.
“They know that I completely love and accept them, as I do all people. I’ve struggled enough in my life to be appreciated and understood. I’ve had to go against all kinds of people through the years just to be myself. I think everybody should be allowed to be who they are, and to love who they love,” she says. “I don’t think we should be judgmental. Lord, I’ve got enough problems of my own to pass judgment on somebody else,” says the Grammy Award-winner.
Dolly Parton Celebrates Musical Milestone
The pint sized performer may only stand tall at a mere 5 feet, but she is truly larger than life!
The international legend is celebrationg her 50 years (yes, that’s right — 50 years!) in the music industry, which means fans have followed her musical brilliance, dazzling outfits and signature blonde mane for more than half a century! Congratulations, Dolly Parton!
We wish the southern belle all of the best as she celebrates this career milestone!
HollywoodLifers, is Dolly Parton making a difference on behalf of the LGBT community? Tell us!
— Jordyn Shaffer