March 17, 2013

Madonna Honours Anderson Cooper...

This video clip is from last night's GLAAD awards in New York.

Madonna gave an impassioned speech to the audience about discrimination and tolerance, while dressed as a boy scout.
"When I think about young kids in America who are being bullied and tortured, who are taking their own lives because they feel alone and judged, outcast and misunderstood, I want to sit down and cry rivers of tears," she said.
"I have teenagers of my own now, and the idea of them, or any young person experiencing that kind of pain is unfathomable to me, It's an atrocity to me. I don't accept it."
Journalist and gay icon Anderson Cooper, who came out last year, was given the Vito Russo Award, named after a GLAAD (Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) founder, which is presented to an openly LGBT media professional who has made a significant difference in promoting equality.
Madonna was her usually ballsy self; I love her line "NOBODY writes my copy"... so true! Who could...?

and here is Cooper's touching acceptance speech...