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Madonna Louise Ciccone (b. August 16, 1958) is an American singer-songwriter, actress, author, director, entrepreneur and philanthropist. Madonna has been a vocal advocate for gay rights and the LGBT community, and in a 2010 interview on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” Madonna said she first became close to the gay community when she was a teenager, stating that she felt different in high school and found acceptance and sympathy among gay friends, particularly her dance instructor. She also said, “In fact, I wouldn’t have a career if it weren’t for the gay community.”

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Madonna, Lady Gaga could face charges in Russia for violating visas

Monday, August 5, 2013
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MOSCOW -- Madonna and Lady Gaga, two of the biggest pop stars in the world, could face charges in Russia over allegations that they violated their tourist visas when they held concerts there last year, but observers say the warning is a veiled attempt punish them for their vocal opposition [...]

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Anderson Cooper receives GLAAD award, Madonna calls Boys Scouts ‘fucked up’

Sunday, March 17, 2013
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NEW YORK -- Pop icon Madonna, dressed in a replica of a cub scout uniform, presented CNN’s Anderson Cooper with an award for openly gay media professionals at the 24th annual GLAAD Media Awards in New York City last night. [...]

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Madonna to present Anderson Cooper with GLAAD’s Vito Russo Award

Sunday, March 3, 2013
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NEW YORK -- The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) announced that Madonna will present CNN's Anderson Cooper with an award for openly gay media professionals. [...]

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Russian court dismisses lawsuit against Madonna for promoting homosexuality

Saturday, November 24, 2012
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A Russian court has dismissed a lawsuit against pop superstar Madonna, rejecting claims that her actions during a concert in St. Petersburg in August violated a local law against promoting homosexual behavior. [...]

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Anti-gay Russians sue Madonna for $10.5 million for ‘promoting homosexuality’

Sunday, August 19, 2012
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MOSCOW -- Pop icon Madonna is being sued for more than $10 million by Russian activists who claimed they were offended by her support for gay rights during a recent concert in St. Petersburg, Russia. [...]

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