We knew she was a gay icon for a reason!
According to the new book Marilyn Monroe: My Little Secret, it's revealed that the love between gays and Marilyn Monroe was nothing short of mutual.
Over at the Village Voice, Michael Musto has summed up author Tony Jerris's story of Jane Lawrence, president of Marilyn's fan club at Fox:
According to the book, when Jane was 14, she told Marilyn that she'd met someone special.
Marilyn didn't flinch in the least, but replied, "I like that name. Sounds very girly. She's lucky because you're the best, kiddo."
Marilyn added that she wanted to meet Kimberly, "to make sure she's good enough for my Janie."
"You think it's OK if I like another girl?" wondered Janie, filled with uncertainty.
"Of course it's OK," assured Marilyn, taking her hand.
"When two people love each other, who cares what color or flavor or religion they are?
"It's two human beings. It's beautiful. Love is beautiful. It's that simple."
Michael goes on to say that Joe DiMaggio overheard the conversation and argued with Marilyn over the matter, but Marilyn continued to stick up for Jane against the big guy.
Could we adore her anymore?!
(Source and image: Village Voice)