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Madonna To Honor Anderson Cooper At GLAAD Media Awards

MadgecooperMadonna will be in the house at 24th annual GLAAD Media Awards March 16th, when the queen of pop will present journalist Anderson Cooper with the Vito Russo Award for his tireless work toward full equality.

GLAAD President Herndon Graddick said in a statement, "By sharing his own experiences as a gay man, Anderson has reminded millions of Americans that LGBT people are part of their everyday lives and an integral part of our cultural fabric. He continues to raise the bar and set a new standard for journalists everywhere, and I'm proud to call him a friend."

Despite all his wonderful work, Cooper may very well be upstaged by Madonna, who has been fighting discrimination, ignorance and hate for years and whose presence will GLAAD, Cooper and hosts Lara Spencer, Josh Elliott, and Sam Champion get their point across. If anyone can make people pay attention, it's Madonna. She takes no prisoners.

"From speaking out against bullying to raising support for marriage equality, Madonna has always been one of our community's strongest allies. We are honored to have her stand with GLAAD and Anderson Cooper," said Graddick.

Cooper will receive his award on March 16 in New York City.

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  1. We're trying to make Gay Marriage legal. If you're going to be a symbol of that, don't be in an open relationship. Go back to the '70's and freedom, if that's what you want. Most can barely defend gay marriage, but monogamy would seem be a component.

    Posted by: Gary | Mar 2, 2013 9:23:46 PM

  2. Madonna is responsible for AIDS. She told gay men in the 1980s to go have sex without protection. Mother Monster should be the one giving the award.

    Posted by: seth monster | Mar 3, 2013 1:48:10 AM

  3. Gary... People should be free to have the type of relationship they want. You saying they have to live up to your definition of what a gay marriage should be is just as wrong as straights saying we can't marry. Define YOUR marriage the way you want, and let others chose the type of relationship they want... It's none of your business, frankly.

    And here we go... Another idiot Monster spreading outright lies about Madonna. She single-handedly CAUSED AIDS??? You are such an idiot it's almost ridiculous to respond to... But here goes. 1. I defunct lay remember Madonna encouraging ALL people to wear condoms... In her Blond Ambition concert she threw condoms into the crowd and said "hey boy don't be silly, put a condom on your willy". Not poetry, but the sentiment was there. 2. No one person could be responsible for an epidemic like AIDS. 3. While ultimately, no one should be "blamed" for getting HIV, often it is caught by risky behaviour. Madonna didn't put a gun to anyone's head and tell them they must have anal sex without a condom. 4. Young gay men (who presumedly listen to Gaga more than Madonna) are the highest demographic of people contracting HIV. Why is that? I don't ever remember Gaga talking about AIDS, though it possible she has. Young people need to get their heads out of their asses and realize that HIV is still out there and that there is no cure. But hey, let's blame Madonna for that... That's reasonable...

    Posted by: Graphicjack | Mar 3, 2013 4:49:06 AM

  4. Also, in addition to what graphicjack mentioned, don't forget that Madonna was advocating safe sex on Who's That Girl Tour in 1987, too. At every show at the end of Papa Don't Preach the screens showed those words, "SAFE SEX". Her message about this has always been loud and clear.

    Posted by: Jude | Mar 3, 2013 8:09:59 AM

  5. Vito fought for decades..Cooper only came out last year..hmmm..

    Posted by: Alan Brickman | Mar 3, 2013 9:09:27 AM

  6. Too bad Glaad is so corrupt.....

    Posted by: Alan Brickman | Mar 3, 2013 9:11:53 AM

  7. Congratulations Anderson!

    Posted by: Marty | Mar 3, 2013 10:36:15 AM

  8. side note: the hilarity of gay men who blame gay men in openly-sexual relationships for their own inability to get laid or find love.

    yes. some couples have open sexual arrangements. they're not the reason nobody wants you.

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Mar 3, 2013 12:51:34 PM

  9. Guys, please help Little Monsters prevent this:

    Posted by: Artpop | Mar 4, 2013 1:07:46 AM

  10. Graphic Jack: Then f-uck gay marriage and keep everything like it is. Why all this freedom for gay men, when that behavior would be grounds for divorce in straight marriages? Is it the meager tax break that makes marriage so necessary? Hopefully you won't get to "define" anything. Come crawling back to your husband/wife when you can no longer get it up?

    Posted by: Jake | Mar 4, 2013 4:07:27 PM

  11. Jake, drink a bottle of bleach. kthanks.

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Mar 4, 2013 4:16:39 PM

  12. Even before Anderson came out, he gave å lot of coverage to gay issues on his news program and raised awareness about gay issues. So since this is a media awård, I would assume the award is for what he does on his show not just how he conducts his personal life.

    Posted by: Tommy | Mar 4, 2013 7:26:39 PM

  13. Kiwi: You're like the authority on what's happening in the world from the vantage point of your nursing home.. You're so wrong about so many things, but it would be rude to laugh. The truth would kill you. Honestly Joke's on you.

    Posted by: Hello | Mar 4, 2013 7:37:04 PM

  14. The term "raise awareness" is a term for cowards.

    Posted by: Jack | Mar 4, 2013 7:51:34 PM

  15. I guess Jason goes by "Rise" now?

    Still batshit crazy.

    Posted by: Kevin B | Mar 4, 2013 9:23:03 PM

  16. A Glaad Media Award is the kiss of death.

    Posted by: Jack | Mar 4, 2013 9:43:10 PM

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