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Madonna Dons Cub Scout Uniform And Presents Anderson Cooper With The Vito Russo Award At The 2013 GLAAD Media Awards!

This was EVERYTHING we could have wanted her to say at such an important event - and so much more!

At last night's 24th Annual GLAAD Media Awards, held in New York, Anderson Cooper was the recipient of the "Vito Russo Award," which is given to an "openly lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender media professional who has made a significant difference in promoting equality!"

While that itself is incredible and exciting news, Madonna was on hand to present her longtime friend with his honor, and donned a complete Cub Scout uniform for the occasion!

Ch-ch-check out her rousing, articulate and thoughtful speech, during which she called on the Boy Scouts of America to end its ban on gay scouts and scout leaders, criticized the Russian government for its imprisonment of Pussy Riot, and called for a much-needed social revolution here in the US of A (above)!

INCREDIBLE!

All we have to say is that Anderson is one lucky silver fox!

Her words have so much fire, passion, and most important of all, TRUTH, behind them, and we couldn't be more proud to have such a powerful ally in the fight for equal rights and a better tomorrow!

You can find the full list of awards and recipients from the ceremony…AFTER THE JUMP!!!

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Anderson Cooper To Be Honored By GLAAD!

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Unlike the Oscars, the biggest honor at the GLAAD Media Awards isn't a big secret!

In fact, the Vito Russo Award is granted to individuals specifically because they live their lives in the open!

And this year, the honor will go to Anderson Cooper!

The newsman's name will be added to the likes of previous recipients Elton John, Ricky Martin, and Rosie O'Donnell!

Ch-ch-check out the pics (below) to see some other past winners! Anderson is in pretty good company! GLAAD President Herndon Graddick says:

"By sharing his own experiences as a gay man, Anderson has reminded millions of Americans that LGBT people are part of their everyday lives and an integral part of our cultural fabric."

Yay! We couldn't agree more! Congrats in advance, Anderson!

The GLAAD Awards will be hosted by Good Morning America anchors Lara Spencer, Josh Elliott, and recently married Sam Champion.

[Image via FayesVision/WENN.]

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