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Bill Clinton Accepts GLAAD Media Award, Does Not Apologize (Again) for DOMA or DADT – VIDEO

Bill Clinton GLAAD award

Last night was the second installment of the $500 dollar a plate ($1000.00 for V.I.P seating)  24th GLAAD Media Awards held at the JW Marriott in Los Angeles, CA.  former President Bill Clinton was the “star attraction”  and the controversial recipient of the Advocate for Change Award.  And  during his speech once again Clinton did not mention his role in signing DOMA and DADT into law, nor did he apologize for it. Instead  he gave the credit of  his “evolution” on LGBT equality to his daughter, Chelsea Clinton who made a surprise appearance after his speech to present him the award.

Said Clinton: “(Chelsea) had a profound impact on the way I see the world. Chelsea and her gay friends and her wonderful husband have modeled to me the way we all should treat each other.”

And while Clinton ignored all responsibility for both DOMA and DADT he talked about his present support that DOMA  be struck down.

‘I want to keep working on this until not only DOMA is no longer the law of the land, but until all people, no matter where they live, can marry the people they love,’ he said. ‘I believe you will win the DOMA fight, and I think you will win the constitutional right to marry. If not tomorrow, then the next day or the next day.’

Presenting Clinton with this award has only further cemented the evolution of GLAAD (the organization formerly known as Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) march into irrelevancy.  It’s become apparent to everyone that the awards are not based on merit but on name recognition and draw.  At the first installment of this years awards GLAAD awarded Brett Ratner its “Straight Ally of the Year” who in 2012 was fired resigned from producing the Academy Awards after telling an audience that “rehearsing is for fags.”, and then quickly apologized  and worked with GLAAD  making a celebrity studded “Coming Out for Equality PSA” series not for actually being a selfless straight ally.

And as much as I live Hillary Clinton as for Bill he sold our community out, to The Right Wing, for a few votes bragged about it and never apologized.

The GLAAD Media Awards are a joke, a sham and just further proof of Gay Inc’s elitism and its greed.

After last night Vito Russo (GLAAD’s founder) is spinning in his grave, no doubt.

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Will Kohler

Will Kohler is a noted LGBT historian, journalist and owner of Back2Stonewall.com. A longtime gay activist, Will fought on the front lines of the AIDS epidemic with ACT-UP and continues fighting today for LGBT acceptance and full equality. Will’s work has been referenced in notable media venues as MSNBC and BBC News, The Washington Post, The Daily Beast, Hollywood Reporter, and Raw Story,

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