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Dec 27 2023
Madonna's Full APLA 1990 & 1987 Speeches Comments (0)

Madonna-apla-boycultureMadonna pointed out that AIDS made bigots feel justified in their anti-gay prejudices. (Image via video still)

It only took 30-plus years, but fabulous fan-shot footage of Bette Midler introducing Madonna, the night she accepted her APLA Award in 1990.

AIDS was less than a decade old, and the people of power who gave a damn about it had already shown themselves — and included Elizabeth Taylor (who was going to intro Madonna, but who was ill), Bette Midler (who did the honors with her usual snark and a big dollop of sincerity) and Madonna herself ...

Wow, he also has uploaded her 1987 speech. She's talking about Matt Redman, but I'm hearing Matt Rettenmund: