Madonna goes from Material Girl to Boy Scout as she
dresses up for an awards bash to celebrate gay rights.
The 54-year-old Queen of Pop donned the navy blue uniform, neck-tie and hat
to present the 24th annual Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD)
Awards in New York yesterday.
Saluting with the V-sign before her ten minute on-stage stint, the blonde completed
her look with bulky lace-up boots and red lipstick.
Madge got a roar of laughter from the audience when she quipped: “I wanted to be a Boy
Scout, but they wouldn’t let me join.” She added: “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. But most importantly, I know how to scout for boys.”
The Die Another Day singer then addressed the American organisation’s controversial ban
on gay scouts and scout leaders. She said: “I think that I should be allowed to be a Boy Scout
and I think they should change their stupid rules.”
Before handing Anderson Cooper his award, the mum-of-four also said she wanted to “cry a
river of tears” at the thought of young people being bullied. She said: “I have teenagers of my
own now and the idea of them or any young person experiencing that kind of pain is
unfathomable to me. “It’s an atrocity to me. I don’t accept it.”