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Watch Boy Scout Madonna Introduce Anderson Cooper: VIDEO


Now that we've had time to savor Anderson Cooper's speech from last night's GLAAD Media Awards, here is video of Madonna introducing him. Dressed as a Boy Scout, the pop singer dropped not rhymes or tracks but admonishment and shame for those pockets of the world where homophobia still rules the day, places like St. Petersburg, Russia, where the singer defied laws against "homosexual propaganda" by celebrating gay love during a recent concert.

Of course no one can do Madonna's words justice quite like the Material Girl herself, so AFTER THE JUMP, Madonna's complete 12-minute introduction of Cooper at the GLAAD Media Awards.

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  1. Cyndi Lauper is doing so much more for the gay community (with her True Colors Fund and Foundation) while Madonna is only interested to open gyms around the globe...It's a shame Cyndi Lauper's career is not sucessful as Madonna's !! We so should support Cyndi !!

    Posted by: Declan | Mar 17, 2013 4:17:38 PM

  2. A strangely uninspiring delivery of a well-intentioned mediocre speech… A clearly heartfelt, wandering recital of clichés.

    No harm, no foul, and certainly nothing to get upset about, but certainly a missed opportunity.

    Posted by: Bryan | Mar 17, 2013 5:20:50 PM

  3. If everyone who "could not bare (sic) to click the 'play' button" had spent time getting an education, maybe they wouldn't be so afraid.

    Posted by: Mark | Mar 17, 2013 5:59:32 PM

  4. Amazing to think that a new generation has no idea how much Madonna did in the 80s and 90s for gay rights. We really wouldn't have the general acceptance we have today without her. She really started something at a time when no one else would. Sure, Liz Taylor was campaigning for AIDS research but Madonna was putting gay people into the mainstream when we just didn't exist. It's sad to hear younger people belittling her contribution - you really should show her some respect.

    That said. she sounds drunk in this speech?! And the only part of her face that moves are her lower eyelids! She looks very uncomfortable and never really fleshes out any ideas. What about that revolution?!?!

    Posted by: Isaak | Mar 17, 2013 6:42:07 PM

  5. she's literally the most famous woman in the world. literally.

    and she loves 'us'

    wait...why are people upset, again?

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Mar 17, 2013 6:53:05 PM

  6. Hopefully more high-profile people like Madonna will pressure the BSA to life their ban.

    Posted by: | Mar 17, 2013 7:26:56 PM

  7. Madonna is dressed as a Cub Scout Bear Class, not a Boy Scout.

    Posted by: Donna De Lory | Mar 17, 2013 7:52:07 PM

  8. Madonna = fake gay advocate. Performed girl-girl acts to titilllate homophobic straight guys.

    Posted by: aj | Mar 17, 2013 7:54:08 PM

  9. It's as if some of these comments were posted from an alternate universe, especially those seemingly unaware of Madonna's history with the gay community.

    Posted by: Paulie | Mar 17, 2013 8:41:51 PM

  10. Paulie,

    You mean her history of exploiting gay men for their money? Her history of kissing women for attention and for the purpose of titillating men who think that we gay guys are gross?

    Posted by: aj | Mar 17, 2013 8:54:07 PM

  11. When it comes to who is the real "ally" of the LGBT Community: The beautiful and talented Cyndi Lauper takes the prize. Let's don't forget Cyndi has been our friend since the 80's. Her sister is a lesbian and her best passed away from AIDS (remember the song True Colors and Boy Blue?) Cyndi Lauper is the real deal. I appreciate Madonna's effort but Cyndi deserves much more success and praise!!

    Posted by: Josh | Mar 17, 2013 9:07:05 PM

  12. I love Madonna's music (even the newer stuff), but i dont understand the belief that she did so much for 'gay rights'. She featured homoerotic imagery in her videos. She dressed androgynous in her videos. So what 'gay rights' are we talking about here? She was def a friend to our community back then, but a gay rights advocate?

    Posted by: Chicklets | Mar 17, 2013 10:15:37 PM

  13. Madonna should read these posts and dump everything having to do with gay men. What an ungrateful bunch of reptiles.

    Posted by: UFFDA | Mar 17, 2013 10:36:24 PM

  14. Madonna should be shot dead like Lennon. She is THE ENEMY.

    Posted by: Artpop | Mar 17, 2013 11:20:49 PM

  15. ...feeling sorry for Anderson, having to share a stage with that dreadful old hack (er, I meant ho). Cue the vaudefille hook, please.

    Posted by: garro | Mar 17, 2013 11:42:00 PM

  16. This place used to be really awesome. Now it's a total downer. There are SO many other gay blogs out there, none of which is cursed with these never ending hateful, ignorant comments. It doesn't matter what subject is featured, hate is in 95% of the threads.

    Goodbye, Towleroad...

    Posted by: DeeperStill | Mar 18, 2013 1:05:15 AM

  17. Madonna is stealing the gay rights thing from Gaga. She is old and plastic.

    Posted by: Artpop | Mar 18, 2013 1:09:21 AM

  18. Artpop is obviously 12.

    Posted by: Isaak | Mar 18, 2013 4:10:35 AM

  19. ...then from Artpop's POV, she IS old. She is in her early 50's, and looking good, as good as money will buy! She might want to ease off the facial surgery, as she hardly looks like the little cutie I remember. Oh, and thanks for the 12 minute warning. Wow...12 minutes? You'd think they were lovers...LOL

    Posted by: millerbeach | Mar 18, 2013 4:59:24 AM

  20. she looks just like Gloria Swanson

    Posted by: Bellah | Mar 18, 2013 2:05:31 PM

  21. "It's as if some of these comments were posted from an alternate universe, especially those seemingly unaware of Madonna's history with the gay community."

    It's called the Gagasphere. The newer strategy is to point to Cyndi Lauper as the example, since Gaga's kinda on the outs with humanity at the moment.

    BUT I suspect that they're mostly fake/planted so some guy on Examiner can write a story about it and get clicks.

    Posted by: jd | Mar 18, 2013 5:32:26 PM

  22. "Madonna should be shot dead like Lennon. She is THE ENEMY."

    Case in point. I bet there's a story about that comment on Examiner already. Seriously, half of this Madonna v Gaga stuff is manufactured.

    Posted by: jd | Mar 18, 2013 5:33:36 PM

  23. WOW so ICONIC!! All hail the Queen of Pop!! I am a gay who is 40 years old so i am very SATISFIED with whatever the queen of pop has done. She once said "wear a condom " to us gays and thats why she is the greatest GAY RIGHTS ACTIVIST!! Shame on you lady gaggag!

    Posted by: al | Mar 18, 2013 5:38:44 PM

  24. The(L.A.) Frontier rag's editor quips:

    "...GLAAD says Madonna wore a Boy Scouts outfit as part of GLAAD's year-long campaign to end the Boy Scouts of America's ban on gay scouts and leaders. I bet the Boy Scouts are thrilled to learn they've been put in the same class as some of Madonna's other outrageous award and performance costumes like "Like A Virgin" and Jean Paul Gaultier's conical-breasts bustier."

    That woman is a shrewd fence sitter unless she acknowledges all (or some of) her past Sapphic relationships, such as Sandra Bernhard, Model Jenny Shimizu, or/and that club promoter Ingrid sumthin'! ;-P


    Posted by: iban4yesu | Mar 18, 2013 7:31:59 PM

  25. ouch

    Posted by: steven | Mar 19, 2013 10:46:47 AM

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