Bill Clinton advocates for LGBTQ equality at GLAAD awards

Bill Clinton

Former President Bill Clinton (Photo: Jonathan Alcorn/Reuters)

BY ZACK FORD
ThinkProgress

On Saturday, former President Bill Clinton became the inaugural recipient of GLAAD’s “Advocate for Change” award for his advocacy for marriage equality over the past few years. During his speech, Clinton praised GLAAD for their work in helping people better appreciate the lives of LGBT people, and he committed to doing the same until equality is achieved.

In March, before the Supreme Court heard oral arguments, Clinton wrote that he believed that the Defense of Marriage Act is discriminatory and should be overturned. Still, some — including attendees at the awards ceremony — still criticize Clinton for signing DOMA into law in the first place, an action for which he still has not technically apologized.

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