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AmfAR to honor Harvey Fierstein, other LGBT AIDS activists (8670)

8670Health News2003-05-17

AmfAR to honor Harvey Fierstein, other LGBT AIDS activists

The American Foundation for AIDS Research will honor out actor and playwright Harvey Fierstein and other gay HIV/AIDS activists at its fourth annual "Honoring With Pride" event, held as a benefit for amfAR and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS on June 2 in New York City. Also set to be saluted are Sister Mary Elizabeth, transgendered founder and Web master of the AIDS Education Global Information System, and Dan Osheyack, associate publisher of People magazine.

The event will be hosted by out actor and June 10 Advocate cover boy B.D. Wong and will include performances by musicians with the Broadway musicals Hairspray and Kiki & Herb: Coup de Theatre. Cyndi Lauper, Larry Kramer, and amfAR founder Mathilde Krim will make the award presentations.

"Honoring With Pride" is held each year to pay tribute to pioneers whose leadership and vision have helped to galvanize the gay and lesbian community in its unprecedented response to the AIDS crisis. This year's event will be held at 7 p.m. at Gotham Hall, 1356 Broadway. Ticket prices range from $250 to $1,000 for individual tickets, and $2,500 to $50,000 for tables of 10. For more information, call (212) 806-1611 or send E-mail to

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