By Advocate.com Editors
Originally published on Advocate.com May 29 2002 12:00 AM ET
Bisexual Italian fashion designer Giorgio Armani will be named a goodwill ambassador in recognition of his work for Afghan refugees, the U.N. refugee agency said Tuesday. Armani, 67, has been working with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees for the past year, and a Christmas campaign he launched for Afghan refugees helped raise awareness and funds, the agency said in a statement. The Italian designer will be appointed goodwill ambassador by UNHCR on Tuesday at the charity concert "Pavarotti and Friends," organized by the famous Italian tenor Luciano Pavarotti in his hometown of Modena, Italy. "I have always believed that each individual has an opportunity to make a difference, and I hope that I may have a chance to do just that," Armani said in a statement.