Madonna Wants Boy Scouts To End Gay Discrimination
Posted by Joseph Lee on 03.18.2013
Time to start a revolution...
Billboard reports that Madonna spoke at the GLAAD Media Awards last night while wearing a replica of a Boy Scout uniform. She asked the organization to lift its ban on gays and wanted a revolution to prevent discrimination and abuse of the LGBT community.
She said that she wanted to join but was turned down. She said: "I can build a fire. I know how to pitch a tent. I can rescue kittens from trees. . Most importantly, I know how to scout for boys. I think they should change their stupid rules."
The organization doesn't allow openly gay people to serve in the organization, which has been criticized by many.
She added: "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 a river of tears. It's an atrocity to me, I don't accept it. I don't know about you, but I can't take this (expletive) anymore. That is why I want to start a revolution. It's 2013 people. We live in America, land of the free and home of the brave? That's a question, not a statement."
She was there to give the Vito Russo Award to CNN anchor Anderson Cooper. She praised him for standing up for the rights of others.
The NBC series smash was also honored, along with the documentary How to Survive A Plague and The Amazing Race. Brett Ratner was given the Ally Award. Just in 2011 the organization criticized him for using an anti-gay slur, and he turned down the opportunity to direct the 2012 Academy Awards in the controversy. Since then, he has worked with the organization and made a PSA to promote quality.