Singer Britney Spears named ultimate gay icon

London: Singer Britney Spears has been voted as an ultimate gay icon of all time in a new poll.

Spears top the list pushing US President Barack Obama and veteran performer Cher to take 31 percent of the vote in the Orange County Equality Project`s poll.

Madonna came second with 25 percent of the vote, but a poll spokesperson insists it was a close call between the two superstars.

"When Madonna puts out a new album, she will be on top again. Madonna is the greatest icon the gay community has ever had," a website quoted the Equality Project`s Joel Waddell as saying.

Singer Lady Gaga was voted in third with 22 percent, while 12 percent of respondents picked Katy Perry.