Christina Aguilera became the first
star on the The Abbey's Gay Walk of Fame during the legendary bar's
highly-anticipated grand re-opening on Wednesday night.
The West Hollywood bar and eatery
honored Aguilera for her positive contributions to the lesbian, gay,
bisexual and transgender community.
Wearing little more than lacy black
lingerie, the 30-year-old singer received thunderous applause as she
placed her hands and feet in cement.
“Thank you so much for welcoming me
here tonight. I'm so happy to be here with all of you. To new
beginnings!” she told the rowdy crowd.
Earlier this month, the singer's
Beautiful topped a
poll of most empowering LGBT songs.
The poll, which was conducted by the UK
gay rights group Stonewall, asked respondents which track of the last
decade they felt had the most empowering message.
Thirty-three percent gave their nod to
Aguilera's 2003 hit.
In the video for Beautiful, two
men kiss and hold hands in public. (The video is embedded in the
right panel of this page.)
In acknowledging the honor, Aguilera
said “my gay fan base is so important to me and this continues my
special relationship with them.”