Monday, March 18, 2013

Gay Ally Madonna Speaks OUT

At the 24th Annual GLAAD Awards in NYC the highlight was definitely Madonna. First she showed her breathtaking music video to the packed audience of supporters that addressed the discrimination our LGBT community faces on a daily basis. The video was part of her concert that she presented in Russia that bravely challenged that country’s anti gay laws. Madonna is currently fighting a million dollar lawsuit for her actions. After the video played Madonna graced the stage dressed in a Cub Scout uniform & expressed her support for GLAAD's year-long campaign to end the Boy Scouts' ban on gay scouts & scout leaders, stating "I think they should change their stupid rules, don't you?" Madonna was at the awards to present the Vito Russo Award to her longtime friend, Anderson Cooper. The Vito Russo Award is presented to openly LGBT media professionals who have made a significant difference in promoting equality for the LGBT community. Cooper accepted the Vito Russo Award from Madonna, saying "I've had so many blessings in my life & being gay is certainly one of the greatest blessings. It has allowed me to love and to be loved & to help open my head & my heart in ways I could never have predicted. The ability to love one another, the ability to love another person is, in my opinion, one of God's greatest gifts & I thank God every day for enabling me to give & share love with the people in my life - my family & my friends & my partner Benjamin. Thank you very much & thank you for being here."
For More Info & List of Winners: glad.org 

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