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Madonna Criticizes Boy Scouts' Ban on Gays at GLAAD Media Awards

Image courtesy of Facebook.com/GLAAD (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of Facebook.com/GLAAD (via ABC News Radio)

Madonna is the latest artist to speak out against the Boy Scouts' ban on gays. And she did so in a colorful way Saturday in New York City, appearing in a Boy Scout uniform at the GLAAD Media Awards, presented by the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation.

Madonna, who was there to present an award to talk show host and CNN anchor Anderson Cooper , joked on stage that she wanted to join the Boy Scouts but was rejected. She continued, "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."

Madonna subsequently declared, "I think they should change their stupid rules."

Recently, Carly Rae Jepsen and Train pulled out of the Boy Scout Jamboree due to the organization's stance on gays.

Madonna didn't just address the Boy Scouts at GLAAD's awards show -- she also spoke out against bullying, discrimination and acts of violence, saying, "I can't take this sh*t anymore. That is why I want to start a revolution. It's 2013, people. We live in America, land of the free, home of the brave? That's a question, not a statement."

Madonna presented Cooper with the Vito Russo Award, given to "openly lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender media professionals who have made a significant difference in promoting equality." 

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