amfAR's tenth annual Honoring with Pride celebration was held during Lesbian and Gay Pride Month in New York on Thursday, June 11, 2009 at the Edison Ballroom, 240 West 47th Street, New York City. This event pays tribute to those individuals who have played a significant role in the gay and lesbian community's historic response to the AIDS crisis. Alan Cumming will host the evening of honoree tributes, fabulous food, a luxury live auction, and a special performance by the legendary Debbie Harry.
Patricia Field, Academy Award-nominated and Emmy Award-winning fashion conceptualizer, honored for her tireless commitment to improving the lives of people with HIV through Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS (DIFFA), among many other AIDS service organizations.
Lady Bunny, Legendary drag artist, comedienne, chanteuse, DJ, and founder of "Wigstock," honored for her generous contributions to the success of amfAR fundraising events, and for putting endless energy and creativity towards raising AIDS awareness.
Cleve Jones, Pioneer gay rights activist and historical consultant to the film Milk, honored for his founding of the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt, and for his continued passionate activism and leadership in the fight against AIDS across the globe.
Featured guests include, Cleve Jones, Ari Gold, Colton Ford, DJ Billy Beyond, Flotilla DeBarge, Cheyenne Jackson, Christian Siriano, Chris March, Jack Mackenroth, BD Wong, and many more!
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amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, is one of the world's leading nonprofit organizations dedicated to the support of AIDS research, HIV prevention, treatment education, and the advocacy of sound AIDS-related public policy. Since 1985, amfAR has invested nearly $290 million in its programs and has awarded grants to more than 2,000 research teams worldwide.
amfAR recognizes American Airlines for its commitment to the fight against AIDS and its generous support of amfAR's mission.