Christina Aguilera thanks queer fans for teaching her ‘how to give a good blow job’ in GLAAD speech
Christina Aguilera used her GLAAD Media Awards acceptance speech to thank her LGBTQ+ fans for teaching her about life and “how to get dirrty”.
The lifelong LGBTQ+ ally accepted the ‘Advocate for Change’ award at the 34th GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles on Friday night (30 March).
Christina Aguilera was introduced to the stage by Michael Anderson, who survived the deadly shooting at Colorado Springs’ Club Q nightclub in November 2022.
He then introduced Aguilera, thanking her for inspiring “generations to fight for acceptance”.
Accepting the award, Aguilera said: “I grew up in this community … So much of who I am and what I do is because of each of you and the shared experience of having to fight for equality and freedom.”
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“Side by side we’ve learned and taught each other everything about life, from business to relationships, to music, family … and of course, how to give a good blowjob,” she continued, to huge laughter from the audience.
“I’m just saying, we know how to get dirrty,” she added, referencing her hit 2002 single of the same name.
Christina Aguilera has advocated for LGBTQ+ people since the beginning of her career, featuring a groundbreaking, unapologetic gay kiss in her lauded music video for 2002 single “Beautiful”.
‘The community has endured decades of fighting and we will continue to do so’
“I’ve had years of incredible moments with this family,” Aguilera continued. “The community has endured decades of fighting and we will continue to do so. I’m constantly impressed by your examples of the courage it takes to fight for acceptance, respect and safety that every human being deserves.”
Later in her speech, the singer explained how her own experience with violence and oppression made her commit to tackling anti-LGBTQ+ hatred.
“When you’ve been a victim of violence, abuse or trauma, it is incredibly hard and scary to find your voice and fight back,” she said.
“Having grown up in a home with domestic violence, it was seeing my mum in a powerless position that first ignited the fire in me to speak up for all of the people whose voices don’t get heard.”
The GLAAD Media Awards celebrates artists and icons in the media world who are furthering LGBTQ+ inclusion.
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