FROM Melbourne to New York, Australian pop princess Kylie Minogue has gone from the red carpet of the Logies to the dancing on table tops at the GLAAD Media Awards.
Introduced by Boy George, Minogue spoke on stage to the crowded Waldolf Astoria auditorium of her introduction and acceptance by the LGBTI community.
“Acceptance is natural to me, unfortunately it isn’t to so many people which is precisely why we are all here tonight,” she said.
“The LGBT community has really been there for me for my entire career.”
She continued by reminiscing about her early career: “It seems like a long time ago I was in Sydney, and some one said to me ‘hey there is a Kylie drag show on tonight’. It was at the Albury Bar (Hotel) which (was) the most iconic gay bar on Oxford St, the most iconic gay street in the very gay town of Sydney Australia”.
Minogue thanked the GLAAD organisation for all the work they had done in their 25 years of service by encouraging acceptance and making change in the media before leading the audience in an a capella karaoke rendition to her hit Can’t Get You Out Of My Head — a song that Minogue described as one about “inclusion and change”.