GLAAD Conveniently Forgets DOMA and DADT, To Give Bill Clinton “Advocate for Change” Award
OH COME ON!
As if giving Anderson Cooper the Vito Russo Award and Brett “Rehearsals are for fags” Ratner the Ally of the Year Award wasn’t enough to make you think that someone is spiking GLAAD’s watercooler with LSD. Today GLAAD announced today that they will honor Bill Clinton later this month at their Media Awards in Los Angeles.
Via press release:
Bill Clinton will receive GLAAD’s first Advocate for Change Award during the event. In 2011, Clinton advocated for marriage equality in New York, stating that “for more than a century, our Statue of Liberty has welcomed all kinds of people from all over the world yearning to be free. In the 21st century, I believe New York’s welcome must include marriage equality.” In 2012, he joined the Coalition to Protect North Carolina Families in working against North Carolina’s proposed Amendment One to ban marriage and civil unions for gay and lesbian couples. Most recently, he called for the Supreme Court to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act in an op-ed for The Washington Post.
During his administration, Clinton became the first U.S. President to appoint out gay and lesbian people to all levels of government. He appointed more than 150 including James Hormel as America’s first openly gay ambassador. During the height of the HIV/AIDS crisis, his administration convened the first White House Conference on the epidemic, created the national AIDS Policy Coordinator post, and expanded funding for research. In 2002, his Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) began as the Clinton HIV/AIDS Initiative to address the HIV/AIDS crisis in the developing world.
Who’s going to present him the award? Ken Mehlman?
Really now have they forgotten that Bubba signed DOMA and DADT into law?
Look I know that was a long time ago and he’s changed and has now jumped on the bandwagon after he threw us under the bus (although he’s still NEVER apologized for it) and I’m kinda okay with Bill now (mostly because of Hillary), but giving him an award? REALLY?
This is just one more example GLAAD’s zero accountability and its own lack of sensitivity. And once again provesits incessant need to ass-kiss and star fuck with celebrities and former presidents whose images need a makeover all for themselves and the almighty dollar and NOT for the greater good of the LGBT community.