Actress Betty White says she's a gay icon because she speaks her mind and loves animals.

Gay glossy Frontiers in LA caught up with White to discuss her upcoming promotional video for the life insurance settlement company The Lifeline Program. In the video, White, 89, and 6 scantly-clad hard-bodied studs rock it to techno singer Luciana's I'm Still Hot. (A promo clip is embedded in the right panel of this page.)

On being a gay icon, White told the magazine: “Throughout my career, I've always portrayed characters that were humorous, but also weren't afraid to speak their minds, especially when it came to racy or controversial topics. I think this struck a chord with the LGBT community. We both also share a very strong love for animals. When you combine the two, it's a very strong match.”