Betty White Opens Up On Her Gay Appeal

By: Jase Peeples
10.10.2011

Betty White may be remembered by most gay fans as the na├»ve Rosy Nyland from The Golden Girls, but when it comes to this TV icon’s LGBT appeal she’s no dummy.

"Throughout my career, I’ve always portrayed characters that were humorous, but also weren’t afraid to speak their minds, especially when it came to racy or controversial topics," White said in a recent interview with Joshua Miller while promoting her latest project—a music video for singer Luciano’s single “I’m Still Hot.” "I think this struck a chord with the LGBT community. We both also share a very strong love for animals. When you combine the two, it’s a very strong match." The video will benefit one of White's favorite charities, the Los Angeles zoo, and is sponsored by the Lifeline Program--an organization that began aiding patients with HIV by assisting them in selling their life insurance policies to pay medical bills in order to live out their lives with dignity. The organization now assists seniors and White is thier spokeswoman.

“Life is fun and is meant to be lived, and working with Lifeline is just that,” White said. “ They believe in helping seniors have more money for retirement, but I have them all fooled because I will never retire.”

The above photo was taken from the set of the upcoming video, but if you want to see more of Betty's beefcakes, check out the teaser vids below.

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