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Did Madonna Expresses Solidarity with Anti-Vaxxers Right Wing Nuts or Trash Cancel Culture?

Did Madonna Express Solidarity with Anti-Vaxxer Right Wing Nuts or Trash Cancel Culture?

In a recent interview for V Magazine playwright Jeremy O. Harris asked Madam X if peace can exist in a world affected by a pandemic?

“It’s interesting because peace is subjective the way people think about the pandemic, for instance, that the vaccination is the only answer, or the polarization of thinking, you’re either on this side or the other. Later Madonna added: “There’s no debate, there’s no discussion. No one’s allowed to speak their mind right now. No one’s allowed to say what they really think about things for fear of being canceled, cancel culture. In cancel culture, disturbing the peace is probably an act of treason.”

Madonna – V Magazine 

And while Madonna railed against the cancel culture tying it to the pandemic and the life saving Covid-19 vaccine was not the best analogy. This is not the first issue Madonna has had with her COVID-19 related opinions. In July, 2020, Madonna’s Instagram account was flagged for spreading “false information” about coronavirus after she shared a video of physician and pastor Dr. Stella Immanuel, who falsely claimed that social distancing and face masks are ineffective in the fight against COVID and made the unsubstantiated claim that hydroxychloroquine is a cure for the virus without any due diligence on her part.

Madonna was condemned by many fans and followers, including Annie Lennox, who wrote, “I can’t believe that you are endorsing this dangerous quackery.

So is Madonna anti-vax or anti-cancel culture or BOTH?

Or does she just like publicity.

You decide.

21 Years Later Patti Lupone Finally Says What She Thought Of Madonna’s EVITA: “It was a piece of shit.”

Now 21 years after the movie was version of EVITA was released Patti LuPone, who played Evita in the original Broadway production in 1979 and won a Tony for it, sat down with Andy “Can you believe he’s a top?” Cohen on Watch What Happens Live! on Tuesday night the grand diva let loose on Madonna’s Evita and her acting skills in general.

Said LuPone: “I was on the treadmill when MTV used to have videos, and I saw, I believe it was  “Buenos Aires”, and I thought it was a piece of sh-t.”

She went on: “Madonna is a movie killer. She’s dead behind the eyes. She cannot act her way out of a paper bag. She should not be on film or on stage. She is a wonderful performer for what she does but she is not an actress. Bang.”

Waiter!  Scratching post for one!

 

 

Today In Gay History October 14: National March on Washington, GMHC, and Anita Bryant Gets Pied

National March on Washington 1979

1930: 21-year-old Ethel Merman makes a name for herself after belting out I’ve Got Rhythm in the Broadway musical Girl Crazy.

1977: In one of the most iconic visual moments in LGBT history “Christian” anti-gay bigot Anita Bryant gets a pie thrown in her face.

After leading a successful, hate fueled campaign to revoke Miami’s anti-discrimination ordinance earlier that summer ex-beauty queen, singer, Florida orange juice shill and anti-gay activist Anita Bryant and her husband, Bob Green, took their show on the road to repeal other local anti-discrimination ordinances in St. Paul, MN.

Bryant said:

“What these people really want, hidden behind obscure legal phrases, is the legal right to propose to our children that theirs is an acceptable alternate way of life. I will lead such a crusade to stop it as this country has not seen before.  As a mother, I know that homosexuals cannot biologically reproduce children; therefore, they must recruit our children” and “If gays are granted rights, next we’ll have to give rights to prostitutes and to people who sleep with St. Bernards and to nail biters. All America and all the world will hear what the people have said, and with God’s continued help we will prevail in our fight to repeal similar laws throughout the nation.

Thom Higgins of Minneapolis wasn’t going to stand for it and caught up with Bryant and her husband at a press conference in Des Moines. Iowa.  It was about at that point, with television cameras rolling, Higgins threw a pie directly into her face. Stunned at first, Bryant tried to make light of it by saying “At least it was a fruit pie.” At Green’s suggestion, Bryant began praying for God to forgive the activist’s “deviant lifestyle” before bursting into tears. Green urged that no one retaliate against Higgins, but later in the parking lot Green caught up with the protesters and threw a reserve banana cream pie at them.

After the “pieing incident” the Florida orange juice had become more prominent and it was supported by many celebrities including Barbra Streisand, Bette Midler, Paul Williams, John Waters, Carroll O’Connor, Mary Tyler Moore and Jane Fonda.

The fallout from the gay community and it’s supporters ruined Bryant. Her contract with the Florida Citrus Commission was allowed to lapse in 1979 because of the controversy, her marriage to her first husband Bob Green failed , and in 1980 she divorced him, citing emotional abusiveness and latent suicidal thoughts. Even the fundamentalist audiences and venues shunned her after her divorce as she was no longer invited to appear at their events and she lost another major source of income. With her four children, Bryant moved from Miami to Selma, Alabama, and later to Atlanta, Georgia where she still lives today.

In June of 2010 smelling the money that the anti-gay groups of today make and pay Bryant returned to her roots and appeared at an anti-gay, anti atheist, and anti muslim event sponsored by “Reclaiming America For Christ”

Lifetime gay activist Thom Higgins passed away on November 10, 1994, in St. Paul, Minnesota a true gay hero of that era.

1979: The first National March on Washington for Gay & Lesbian Rights was held.  An estimated  125,000+ gay men, lesbians, bisexual and transgender people and straight allies to demand equal civil rights and urge the passage of protective civil rights legislation.  Speakers at  the main rally included Harry Britt, Charlotte Bunch, Allen Ginsberg and Peter Orlovsky, Flo Kennedy, Morris Kight, Audre Lorde, Leonard Matlovich, andFirst PFLAG President Adele Starr.

The closing paragraph of the welcome program of the march, written by Allen Young (writer).

“Today in the capital of America, we are all here, the almost liberated and the slightly repressed; the butch, the femme and everything in-between; the androgynous; the monogamous and the promiscuous; the masturbators and the fellators and the tribadists; men in dresses and women in neckties; those who bite and those who cuddle; celebates[sic] and pederasts; diesel dykes and nelly queens; amazons and size queens, Yellow, Black, Brown, White, and Red; the shorthaired and the long, the fat and the thin; the nude and the prude; the beauties and the beasts; the studs and the duds; the communes, the couples, and the singles; pubescents and the octogenarians. Yes, we are all here! We are everywhere! Welcome to the March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights!”

1987:  The US Congress voted in favor of banning federal funding for AIDS education organizations that “promote homosexuality.”  Under the Reagan administration (No shock there). The U.S. Senate voted 94-2 on an an amendment proposed by Sen. Jesse Helms to restrict federal funds for AIDS education to materials stressing sexual abstinence and which did not “promote homosexuality.” Citing comic books produced by the Gay Men’s Health Crisis in New York — material that had not been paid for by federal funds — Helms complained, “If the American people saw these books, they would be on the verge of revolt.” He claimed the books showed “graphic detail of a sexual encounter between two homosexual men. The comic books do not encourage a change in that perverted behavior. In fact, the comic books promote sodomy.” 

1990: Leonard Bernstein dies at the age of 72.

1996:  Madonna gives birth to her first child, Lourdes Ciccone Leon.  The father, Carlos Leon, a personal trainer, is eight years younger than Madonna.

1999: California state Senator Pete Knight, who sponsored a ballot initiative banning same sex marriages in California, is denounced in the Los Angeles Times by his gay son. He questioned his father’s defense of family values because his father rejected him when he came out.

2006: Gerry Studds , dies in Boston, at age 69, several days after suffering a pulmonary embolism. Studds was the first openly gay member of Congress.  Studds was re-elected to the House more than 8 times and fought for many issues, including environmental and maritime issues, same-sex marriageAIDS funding, and civil rights, particularly for gays and lesbians.

Although Gerry Studds and partner Dean T. Hara (his companion since 1991) were married in Boston on May 24, 2004, one week after same-sex marriages became legal in Massachusetts. ue to the federal ban on same-sex marriage, Hara was not eligible, upon Studds’ death, to receive the pension provided to surviving spouses of former members of Congress. Hara later joined a federal lawsuit, Gill v. Office of Personnel Management, that successfully challenged the constitutionality of section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act.

Oh No She Didn’t! – FRC Hate Group President Tony Perkins Trash Talks Madonna

Tony Perkins FRC KKK

“The same Madonna with song titles that couldn’t be read aloud on network television, even invoked Christ. ‘It’s so absurd. What did Jesus  teach? Love your neighbor as yourself.’ It has always amazed me how people who have done everything possible to  push God and His standard from our country feel free to invoke this  passage of scripture. It only works when they insert their definition of  ‘love’ not the biblical definition of love. In this conflict of values, Madonna is the face of the other side. As a  mom or dad, whose moral compass would you want your kids to follow: a  performer who strips on stage (when she isn’t bashing the military) or  an organization devoted to public service and character development?” – Little Miss Tony Perkins, proven white supremacist and President of the nationally recognized anti-gay hate group The Family Research Council.

Tony Perkin lecturing on character and “love thy neighbor“.

Now THAT is an irony kick to the junk.

WATCH: Madonna’s Speech At The GLAAD Media Awards: “I can’t take this shit anymore” – Video

Madonna GLAAD Awards

Last night  Jake Shears (Scissor Sisters); NFL players Brendon Ayanbadejo (Baltimore Ravens) and Chris Kluwe (Minnesota Vikings); Christian Borle, Andy Mientus, Krysta Rodriguez (Smash); Dan Stevens (Downton Abbey); Straight But Not Narrow founder Avan JogiaMilla Jovovich (Resident Evil); John Leguizamo (Ice Age, Moulin Rouge); Laverne Cox (Musical Chairs); others gathered  at the GLAAD Media Awards (PART 1) in New York.

Last nights winners included:

  • Outstanding Drama Series:  Smash (NBC)
  • Outstanding Documentary:  How to Survive a Plague (Sundance Selects)
  • Outstanding Reality Program:  The Amazing Race (CBS)
  • Outstanding Newspaper Article:  “Game Changer” by Andy Mannix (City Pages [Minneapolis, Minn.])
  • Outstanding Newspaper Columnist:  Frank Bruni (The New York Times)
  • Outstanding Newspaper Overall Coverage:  The Boston Globe
  • Outstanding Magazine Article:  “School of Hate” by Sabrina Rubin Erdely (Rolling Stone)
  • Outstanding Magazine Overall Coverage:  The Advocate/Out
  • Outstanding New York Theatre: Broadway & Off Broadway:  The Whale by Samuel D. Hunter
  • Outstanding New York Theatre: Off-Off Broadway:  From White Plains written by Michael Perlman in collaboration with Fault Line Theatre

But last nights highlight was the speech that Madonna made as she took the stage at dressed as a Boy Scout to present the Vito Russo Award to Anderson Cooper and talked about inequality around the world and how she wants to start a revolution.

If only.

 

Madonna Makes A Statement At The GLAAD Awards By Wearing A Boy Scouts Uniform

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Innovative and Iconic have always been adjectives to accurately describe music legend and actress Madonna. And just as much as she’s known for her ability to change her musicality she has always been an important and vital ally for the LGBT community. Tonight was no different when she appeared those in attendance to the annual GLAAD Media Awards when Madonna showed up in an altered but still recognizable Boy Scouts uniform, no doubt making the statement to the organization that still bans openly gay members as well as volunteers.  We’jj have her speech up as soon as it’s readily available!

Lady Gaga To Be Sued (Possibly Arrested) For Promotion Of Gay Rights In Russia

In this is ridiculous entertainment news, singer and performer Lady Gaga is being targeted by the Russian government because of her vocal support of LGBT rights. The court filing this week is due to Gaga’s performance in St. Petersburg over the weekend. Gaga was threatened with a #55000 fine for promoting “gay propaganda” as well as jail time because of a phone conversation to her managers right before her performance.

One of the conservative leaders behind the “gay propaganda law passed recently, Vitaly Milonov, feels that Gaga’s statements sends the wrong message to the younger generations:

We will contact prosecutors and the law enforcement agencies to carry out a thorough investigation of the situation, When people tell kids ‘you must support sexual minorities’, that can create a false equivalence for them between traditional and non-traditional relationships.”

“We saw that in addition to music, songs and such, there were direct calls for 12-year-old citizens to support the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) community,”

This isn’t the first case of a celebrity that supports LGBT rights that has been recently targeted by these religious extremists. You may remember that earlier this year, music icon Madonna was sued by the Russian government for her support of the Russian pro-gay bandmembers of the music group Pussy Riot.  Madonna asked for their freedom during her performance and displayed artwork on her self to promote awareness. The charges along with the 10 million dollar suit was later dropped

So why is the Russian government continuing with this anti-gay agenda? Seems likely that they’re wanting to rally more to support their anti-gay stance but these charges don’t seem to hold up.

Lawsuit Against Madonna For Supporting Pussy Riot Has Been Dismissed

Well it appears the Material Girl has done it again as news spread the outrageous case against music and gay icon Madonna has been dismissed by the St. Petersburg courts in Russia. The case sought out over $10 million i damages against the proclaimed legend.

The charges of promoting “homosexual propaganda  when she showed support for embattled pro-gay music group Pussy Riot obviously had no merit (and probably drawing more negative attention to the country as well). Here’s a quick recap of the lawsuit originally brought against her:

Madonna also supported Russian punk band Pussy Riot who were imprisoned for performing a song that criticized President Vladmir Putin in a church. She wore a ski mask and wrote the group’s name on her back and during her concert in Moscow, Madonna said she’d “pray for them” and then went on to sing Michael Jackson’s hit song Human Nature in a moment of symbolism for human equality.

According to the Guardian, the judge presiding over the case, was skeptical of the validity of the charges to begin with:

“The judge in the case, Vitaly Barkovsky, deliberated for more than an hour before delivering his verdict, but appeared to treat the case with skepticism from the start. After one claimant, Vitaly Orlovsky, said Madonna’s concert would prompt the divorce rate to skyrocket, Barkovsky asked him why he was suing no alcoholics, since alcoholism was a well-known cause of divorce in the heavy-drinking country,”

Congrats Madonna!

Russell Brand + Westboro Baptist Church Members = FAG PIMP BRAND – Video

British comedian  Russell Brand invited  two members of the violently anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church onto his FX show talk show Brand X last night and hilarity ensued!

Steve Drain and  Timothy Phelps gifted Russell with a large placard  bearing his face with the endearing title “FAG PIMP BRAND”  (Shirley must have been nursing her father/husband Fred Phelps who is older than hate dirt)

The pair told the star that he is “an advocate for Satan” and that he encourages his audience to cut their lives short by promoting and encouraging sinful behavior. Joking on the different use of the word ‘fag’ on different sides of the Atlantic. Brand quipped that he didn’t know what the problem was, pointing out that a fag is a cigarette. The members of the extremist church said that Madonna and Tom Hanks would end up in hell because of their support for equality, where they would be joined by the Indian peaceful revolutionary Mahatma Gandhi. Brand also introduced the pair of homophobes to his gay friends, who they labelled as “filthy perverts”. Ending the interview, Brand sat between the pair stroking their backs and asking for a kiss.

Watch the video below its brilliant just…freakin…brilliant!

Did Madonna Expresses Solidarity with Anti-Vaxxers Right Wing Nuts or Trash Cancel Culture?

Madonna Is Now One Step Closer To Facing Trial For Support Of Pussy Riot

A trial has been set in motion for music icon and LGBT advocate Madonna after she showed support for music band Pussy Riot in Russia. Madonna is being sued by the Russian anti-gay groups for the sum of over ten million dollars that has now been approved by the St. Petersburg court system. Here’s more from the Examiner:

Members of the Union of Russian Citizens, the people’s Assembly and the New Great Russia party who submitted the lawsuit are being granted their wish by a St. Petersburg court, but not for the $10 million initially proposed. A $6.5 million lawsuit is being brought against Madonna because the groups believed she “crossed the line”. One activist, Darya Dedova, said back in August that the money won in the case will be donated to orphanages and stated that Madonna “had been warned with words that she should behave in line with the law and she ignored it”.

Madonna also supported Russian punk band Pussy Riot who were imprisoned for performing a song that criticized President Vladmir Putin in a church. She wore a ski mask and wrote the group’s name on her back and during her concert in Moscow, Madonna said she’d “pray for them” and then went on to sing Michael Jackson’s hit song Human Nature in a moment of symbolism for human equality.

As we reported initially, the lawsuit claimed that Madonna’s support of the now world famous group promoted their pro-gay stance and resulted in  “psychological stress and emotional shock”, to the citizens of Russia. Despite the approval by the courts, no date for the trail has been set.

What a joke. Most likely these extremists are trying to set a precident and make an example to all LGBT in Russia. I hope they lose and that Madonna counter-sues.