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Anderson Cooper Honored, Madonna Takes on Scouts at GLAAD

“Jersey Shore” cast members Jenni ‘J-Woww’ Farley, Vinny Guadagnino and Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi were out in full force March 16 for the GLAAD Media Awards. Polizzi said she wanted to attend and show her support because “I think you all are fucking awesome.”

GLAAD prexy Herndon Graddick told the crowd at the New York Marriott Marquis, “The new GLAAD is making transgender equality a priority.”

The big moment, of course, was reserved for honoree Anderson Cooper and presenter Madonna, who appeared on stage wearing a Boy Scout uniform.

“I wanted to be a Boy Scout, but they wouldn’t let me join,” she explained. “I think that’s fucked up. I can build a fire. I know how to pitch a tent. I have a very good sense of direction. Most importantly, I know how to scout for boys.”

Then Madonna told everybody to relax and sit down from their standing ovation because she “had a few axes to grind. I don’t know about you, but I can’t take this shit anymore!”

Madonna then copped a feel while handing over the Vito Russo Award to her good friend.

“I have lipstick from Madonna on me,” said Cooper, wiping his lips. “I’ve had so many blessings in my life and being gay is certainly the greatest blessing.”

Also honored was Brett Ratner, who referenced his 2011 Oscar brouhaha in his speech, saying, “I’m getting to show the world what I really am, which is an ally to the LGBT community.”

The night ended with Wilson Cruz, who also came on stage wearing a Boy Scout outfit. “Oh, so you thought Madge was the only one who wears a uniform?” he asked. “I grew up in the 80s. Madge taught me how to wear a suit.”

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