Heidi Klum, Sarah Jessica Parker, Alan
Cumming, Lindsay Lohan and Kenneth Cole were among the celebrities
attending the American Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR) annual
gala in New York City on Thursday.
AmfAR is one of the largest non-profits
devoted to ending the HIV/AIDS epidemic. It was founded in part by
the late Elizabeth Taylor.
“Even though it's so many years on
and we haven't got a cure, the fact that amfAR, and other
organizations like them, manage to attract this kind of audience,
that's a good thing,” said Cumming, who is openly gay, on the red
carpet. “Because actually we need those people's support to make
Parker credited amfAR for making it
possible to discuss HIV/AIDS.
“I think we can all talk about it
now. That we can talk about it openly, there's not the shame and the
stigma attached to the disease. That you can be living with HIV and
have [an] enormously productive, fulfilling, rich life,” Parker
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