If you had told me about ten minutes ago that I was going to write a blurb on Clay Aiken, I don’t think i would’ve believed you. The American Idol Almuni just doesn’t make a blip on my radar, from having a kid with a chick, to finally (oh dear lord finally) coming out of that excrutiatingly deep closet, he’s just not the kind of person I follow in the media. Until now.
Clay not only attended, but made a speech at the Human Right’s Campaign Dinner a few nights ago, and it was really frickin’ good. A new future in activism for Clay? I wouldn’t be opposed after hearing him. Clay said that his speech was his own, and not one of the HRC speech writer’s, which means that he’s charming and eloquent. Wait. What? Really though!
Clay covered and put into perspective all the things that any activist or passionate writer or speaker has been doing since the movement started rolling more rapidly, and that’s stressing the sheer stupidity of not having equal rights as an LGBT community that straight people do. Sounds ordinary? Well it’s not. It’s an inspiring discussion on why it took him so long to come out, what he and everyone else hopes for the future, and the crowd soaks it up with countless applause throughout the course of his speech showing that he can really pull off what it looks like he might continue to be doing. So I give my approval to Mr. Aiken now and hope that he continues to use his powers for good and not evil (yes I’m referring to another album).
Watch the video below.