But wait! The source dished much, much more:
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Such a fitting tribute…
On Saturday June 25, VH1 and Logo will air its third annual Trailblazer Honors, the largest televised LGBT Pride event.
In the program, Vice President Joe Biden addresses the crowd with a message honoring the Orlando shooting victims, and to also denounce North Carolina's anti-transgender laws.
"Hi everyone. This is Joe Biden and I wish I could be there with you in person to honor some truly inspiring trailblazers. Each of you gives meaning to Harvey Milk's words, 'Hope never remains silent.' And we need you. We need all of you. Because as we celebrate a year of equality in marriage, draconian state laws deny transgender Americans basic civil rights. And in nearly 70 countries, it's a crime. It's a crime to be who you are. And because the freedom to live freely means being free from bullying, free from harassment, and free from violence. You know, our hearts are still heavy for Orlando, but you're showing tonight that we are Orlando. We're all Americans. Unbowed. Unrelenting. We endure. We overcome. We're hopeful and we will not be silent."'
The event will also spotlight LGBT pioneers Billie Jean King, Harvey Fierstein, Marsha P. Johnson, and Sylvia Rivera. Stage presenters include Emma Stone, Macklemore, Lance Bass, Chloe Grace Moretz, Janet Mock, Wilson Cruz and Candis Cayne.
It airs at 8pm ET/PT.
To hear Biden's beautiful video message, ch-ch-check it out (below).
As you may know, Prince Harry is in the states to enjoy the Invictus Games — and apparently he's having a blast!
The Prince ended up attending the wheelchair rugby finals at Walt Disney World's ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Florida to cheer on the U.K. team as they whooped up on Australia to win the bronze medal!
Harry was clearly having the time of his life as he not only led a loud chant of "Oy! Oy! Oy!", but he also cheered, clapped, did the wave, saluted on the "Salute-Cam", and even snapped pics and selfies with fans!
Before the championship final match between Team USA and Team Denmark — which USA ended up winning — Biden was in the spotlight as he joked with fans, saying:
The Vice President sat down with Robin Roberts on Good Morning America Wednesday, where he revealed why it was so hard for him to keep his hat out of the ring. He said:
"I planned on running. It's an awful thing to say. I think I would have been the best president."
Wow. We don't know about awful, but it's pretty darn arrogant! Then again, so is running for POTUS…
Sadly, it was the tragic death of Joe's son Beau Biden that derailed his plans. He explained:
"No one should ever seek the presidency unless they're able to devote their whole heart and soul and passion into just doing that."
Find out the great cause toward which the VP is directing his passion instead in the full interview (below)!
As we reported, the Bad Romance singer performed her powerful hit Til It Happens To You at the awards show after being introduced by Vice President Joe Biden. The poignant track obviously tugged at a lot of heartstrings.
Wow, this was powerful.
With an assist from Vice President Joe Biden with a very fiery (and sharp) introduction, Lady GaGa performed Til It Happens To You from the documentary The Hunting Ground at the 2016 Oscars – and it was AMAZING!
The superstar singer took on the topic of rape and sexual assault with a nod to the documentary which gave her song such power, and she delivered a very emotional performance backed by a group of rape and sexual assault survivors marked with different statements and words of power.
All of it added up to emotion — so strong, so meaningful.
Ch-ch-check it all out (above) — now that is a strong live performance!
What'd U think??
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Now these are some strange bedfellows…
For those who don't know, Joe is a big supporter of decreasing rapes on college campuses across America, so it makes sense he would intro the track, which is all about sexual violence awareness.
The VP also started the "It's On Us" campaign which encourages students to intervene if they know a sexual assault is taking place AND drafted the Violence Against Women Act.
As for the big show on Sunday, we wonder how J.B.'s slightly eccentric and humorous personality will mesh with the musician's serious tone, especially since the topic is also very sensitive. We guess only time will tell…
So, do YOU think the academy chose the right presenter for this performance?
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