Madonna kisses Anderson Cooper at 2013 GLAAD Awards, presents him the Vito Russo Award (Video)

By on Mar 18, 2013 in United States Comments

Anderson Cooper kissed Madonna during the 2013 GLAAD (Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) Awards on Saturday, March 16, 2013, as shown in the video below. Cooper, 45, admitted that he is gay in an email to political writer Andrew Sullivan back in July 2012.

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Madonna, Anderson Cooper kiss at 2013 GLAAD Awards
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As noted at on Saturday night, Madonna and Anderson Cooper had a short kiss after the 54-year old “Material Girl” singer made a lengthy speech before she introduced the CNN anchor on stage. Anderson Cooper was awarded the Vito Russo Award, which was presented to him by Madonna.

The Vito Russo Award is being presented to an openly LGBT media professional who has made a significant difference in promoting equality. During the 24th Annual GLAAD Media Awards this Saturday, Madonna was wearing a Boy Scout outfit, as part of GLAAD‘s campaign to end the ban to gay people from joining the Boy Scout.

“I wanted to be a Boy Scout, but they wouldn’t let me join. I think that’s f**ked up. I can build a fire. I know how to pitch a tent. I have a very good sense of direction. I can rescue kittens from trees. Listen, I wanna do for the community…Love thy neighbor as thyself.” Madonna said on her speech.

“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 rivers of tears…It’s an atrocity to me. I don’t accept it.” Madonna said further, and later appraised Anderson Cooper.

“I am only here tonight because I’ve benefited from what they and so many others have done,” Cooper said on his acceptance speech, adding later that “being gay is certainly one of the greatest blessings” of his life, and that “it opened my head and heart in ways that I never could have predicted.”

Madonna presents Anderson Cooper the Vito Russo Award at the 2013 GLAAD Awards
Video Credit: glaadmedia/YouTube

Madonna kisses Anderson Cooper at the 2013 GLAAD Awards, while presenting him the
Vito Russo Award

Video Credit: boyculturedotcom/YouTube/GLAAD

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