Dolly Parton declares war on Covid-19
The famous country singer Dolly Parton is making a name for herself again. This time, however, not musically.
After her courageous beautyouting ("I paid a lot to look so cheap."), the 74-year-old singer is campaigning for the fight against the corona virus. In doing so, she proves once again that behind her big voice there is also a big heart.
The decision to support research with regard to a vaccine against Corona is a step that, among others, the members of the LGBTQ Scene should not be surprising. After all, the country singer has often shown that the lives of other people are very close to her heart.
Dolly Parton donates one million dollars
Recently, Parton made headlines by donating a total of one million dollars to an institute currently working on a vaccine against Corona.
The money - which is a considerable sum - will be used to fund the vaccine project. The vaccine in question should then provide a particularly high percentage of protection against Corona and could - in times of pandemic - finally represent the long-awaited "light at the end of the tunnel".
The reactions from the net were not long in coming. Many fans - of course not only from the LGBTQ scene - are already celebrating Parton as a "heroine".
Parton gets involved - not for the first time
The donation in the fight against Covid-19 is not the first good deed that Dolly Parton has done. In her already 50-year career, she has founded and supported many charitable projects.
It first hit the headlines with the founding of the "Dollywood Theme Park". The aim was to create a stage for (still) unknown artists and to enable children to escape from everyday life through various offers.
The Dollywood Foundation, which was also established in the 1980s, campaigned against illiteracy, among other things.
My People Found", which she founded, also received a particularly large media response. This helped families affected by the effects of the forest fires in Parton's home state of Tennessee.
"On the side", the singer donated to the American Red Cross over the years and was involved in many other projects. AIDS Charities. It should be noted that the charities listed are only publicly known donations. Parton could certainly be trusted to get involved secretly and far away from the media hype.
Dolly Parton and the LGBTQ scene - an impressive connection
In the past, Dolly Parton has repeatedly expressed her charity not only through her donations to various AIDS charities. Among other things, the country icon also regularly stood up for the rights of gays and lesbians and continued to emphasise emphatically in numerous interviews that everyone should be allowed to be who they are - regardless of whether they love women or men (or both sexes).
She is also a strong supporter of same-sex marriage and always wants to encourage affected people to come out and stand up for themselves.
One of her artistic statements was the song "Travelin' Thru". This is a song that belongs to the famous film score of "Brokeback Mountain" and thus also contributed to the worldwide success of the film.
With regard to the impressive icon, the following applies: Country may be a matter of taste, but (almost) everyone agrees on good deeds. In this area, this woman does absolutely great things.
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