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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.

GLAAD Hires Omar Sharif Jr Because All Other LGBT Advocates Already Have Jobs *SNORT*

Omar Shariff Jr

GLAAD, the organization formally known as the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation has announced that actor  Omar Sharif Jr. will be joining GLAAD’s staff as National Spokesperson and Strategic Giving Officer.

Complementing the work of National Spokesperson Wilson Cruz, Omar will be an essential part of GLAAD’s Development team, helping to build relationships with donors and raise vital funds to support GLAAD’s work to lead the conversation for LGBT equality.

“I’m thrilled to be joining GLAAD in their culture-changing work” said Omar. “Having lived and worked in over half a dozen countries, I know the influence and impact that American media has globally – particularly in the broader Middle East, where it is widely syndicated and consumed. Working with GLAAD, I know that I’ll be helping to effectuate change back home and around the world.”

“Omar’s story is one of tremendous courage and one that also reflects the journey travelled by countless Americans who’ve come to support equality after a friend, family member or colleague comes out as LGBT,” said GLAAD’s Dave Montez. “As an outspoken advocate for equality, Omar brings not only extraordinary skill and expertise to GLAAD, but also an incredible passion for building a better tomorrow for LGBT people everywhere.”

While I admire Sharif’s passion for LGBTequality in the Middle East is GLAAD, an organization that’s main concern is the use of the word “tranny” or “fag” and on low class sitcom television really a good fit for him helping our brothers and sisters in the Middle East?

And as for GLAAD, there are many other outspoken LGBT advocates that could really use a job and once again this is nothing more than GLAAD being starfuckers and using Sharif  for his  “name appeal” to help them suck some money out of uberich A-Gays and corporations to keep their march into irrelevancy going  for the next few years.

Just another day in Gay Inc kiddies, nothing to see here.  Lets move along.

GLAAD Marches Into Irrelevancy, Names Brett (Rehearsals Are For Fags) Ratner “Straight Ally Of the Year”

GLAAD GLAAD, the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation is continuing its march into irrelevancy (double time) and has named Hollywood producer Brett Ratner as its “Straight Ally of the Year”

Of course this is the same Brett Ratner who in 2012 was fired resigned from producing the Academy Awards after telling an audience that “rehearsing is for fags.”, quickly apologized  and worked with GLAAD as penance on a “Coming Out for Equality PSA” series. (The clips feature celebrities like Jackie  Chan, Charlie Sheen, Giada De Laurentiis and Pauley Perrette speaking in  support of the LGBT community.)  Which of course will debut around the same time that Ratner gets his award at the $1000.00 a plate Media Awards in New York on March 16th.

Said GLAAD President Herndon Graddick:

 “From high-school jocks to faith leaders, those who follow Brett’s lead are  admired and heralded, while anti-LGBT bullies are increasingly ridiculed and  marginalized.”

In a year that has brought us many wonderful REAL straight allies such as Brendon Ayanbadejo and the ever vocal and well written Chris Kluwe of the Minnesota Viking who has taken on anti-gay politicians and was a major force in helping to defeat a amendment to write man-woman marriage into the Minnesota constitution.  To choose Ratner over those who speak from their hearts with true passion for equality and the rights LGBT community is appalling.   For GLAAD to choose Ratner and parade him as such that his work was done with pure altruism instead of the fact that he was busted for using anti-gay words and then paid them off with his penance is further proof that GLAAD has become nothing more than a bad joke.

GLAAD’s Media Awards have never been about TRUE recognition.  Its been about fundraising.  The bigger the names, the more money they make.  They are a travesty and a joke.  Both the awards and the organization. (And don’t even start me on Anderson Cooper being given the Vito Russo Award.)

GLAAD should just change its name to  Gay Star Fuckers-R-Us and be done with it.