Paris An Idol?

6/10/2006 5:16 PM PDT

Paris An Idol?

The eldest Hilton sister and her mother Kathy were both sighted at The Hollywood Museum the other day. Of course, they weren't there trying to soak up anything intellectual, instead they were being honored as 'Idols of Gay Hollywood.'

Since the two were the Grand Marshalls of LA Gay Pride last year, the outfits they wore will be included in an exhibit on the gay pride movement, along with those of other gay icons like Judy Garland, Barbra Streisand, Elizabeth Taylor, Marilyn Monroe, Bette Davis, and Joan Crawford.

When asked why the gay community has embraced her, Hilton responds, 'I think because I'm free-spirited, I'm real, I like to have fun, I enjoy life and I think that's what's the gay community's about, they enjoy life, have fun and I'm just honored to be a part of this with so many wonderful women, like Marilyn Monroe.'

It's possible we won't be seeing as much of Paris this summer stateside, as she said she's getting ready to tour Europe with her new music. Hilton just released her first single, 'Stars are Blind,' last week with a full album coming out later this year.

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Paris Hilton: Gay Idol