Pamela Anderson confesses to Greg In Hollywood: “I’m a gay man in this body!”
I’d never met Pamela Anderson before Friday night and I gotta say, I liked her right away.
She’s just as fun as you’d think she’d be and confessed that she had had a little champagne before we spoke at ABC’s cocktail party at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
It was part of the TV Critics Association’s summer press tour that I’ve been at in recent days and Pamela is one of the celebs chosen for the all star edition of Dancing With the Stars.
Earlier that day during a Q & A with reporters, Pamela and Bristol Palin were asked what they thought of gay people.
Bristol’s answer of ‘I am not a homophobic’ got all the headlines and few seemed to notice that Anderson, the former star of Baywatch, Home Improvement and VIPs, had quickly said: ‘I love gays!’
I caught up with the blond bombshell at the cocktail party and asked her to elaborate.
‘I am a gay man trapped in this body,’ the buxom Pamela joked.
She then recalled her arrival to Los Angeles from Canada in 1989. ‘I landed in LA on Gay Pride day and I wasn’t shocked at all because it was completely what I pictured,’ she remembered. ‘Coming from a small town in Canada and arriving here, I finally felt like I belonged. Then I called my mom and told her how fantastic it was.’
She has only become more gay friendly as the decades pass. ‘I have a lot of friends who are gay,’ Anderson says. ‘I raise my children around a lot of different people all over the world and some of their best friends, their aunts and uncles, are gay.’
‘The new generation is more receptive to our differences,’ she adds. ‘One more generation and it will all be okay.’