Late Disco Queen Donna Summer’s legendary career was due largely to her huge homosexual fan base who stuck by her side throughout the years. Then at a 1983 concert she allegedly made anti gay remarks such as “God created Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve,” and “I have seen the evils of homosexuality; AIDS is the result of your sins.” This was during the time when the AIDS epidemic began to rip through the LGBT community. The comments angered many of Summer’s loyal followers and there were several organized protest of her performances. But now a letter has emerged, written by Summer to AIDS activist group ACT UP denying she ever made the statements in the first place.
President of the World (oops) Secretary of State Hillary Clinton released this video in which she outlines the accomplishments as well as the journey ahead for LGBT equality. The biggest theme of the speech: “I wish you a happy Pride.”
You can watch Secretary Clinton’s entire LGBT month speech below followed by a complete transcript.