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Clay Aiken to Support Gay Rights Through His Speech

February 25, 2010 09:36:57 GMT

The runner-up of 'American Idol' second season will deliver speech at a gay rights rally, joining activists at the Human Rights Campaign Carolinas.


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Homosexual singer Clay Aiken is lending his support to a gay rights rally in North Carolina by delivering a speech at the event this weekend. The former "American Idol" star, who came out as gay in 2008, will join activists at the Human Rights Campaign Carolinas gala in his hometown of Raleigh.

But Aiken has snubbed the pre-prepared speech written for him by protest organizers because it took aim at former U.S. president George W. Bush. Instead, the singer has come up with his own words to deliver at Saturday's, February 27 rally. He says, "I don't feel like this is the place to be horribly politically charged and bash people and talk about the wrongs that have been done. My goal is to be hopeful, that it's time for everyone to have equal rights."

Lesbian actress Meredith Baxter, who previously starred on U.S. TV show "Family Ties", will also make an appearance at the event. She declared her sexuality in a magazine expose in 2009.


 




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posted by icame4themusic on Feb 25, 2010
This will be a speech worth listening to. But since you are reporting the news, have'nt you forgotten about his March 12 PBS Special in Raleigh? That's what his Fans want to hear.

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