I don’t think she is specifically a gay Icon, I think gay people like her in general she has great music and a lot of good dance music. But I think it’s Britneys sheer lack of discrimination toward anyone that make her so loved and maybe in that was she has been adopted into the gay community as an icon. She is a generous and unassuming person look at her children’s cancer foundation in Vegas and all the money she raised for that, she was on hands and wrote letters and always speaks positively of her gay fans without exploiting them for attention or praise. She is a humble person with a genuine heart and a lot of gay people probably admire her due to the rejection or hardship they may have experienced. She is also really fucking cool!