Monday, July 22, 2024

Billy Porter to be honored by Elizabeth Taylor Foundation

The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation has announced actor, activist and fashion icon Billy Porter will be honored at The Elizabeth Taylor Ball to End AIDS fundraising gala, joining Dr. Anthony Fauci, amfAR, and Sandra Thurman.

The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation (ETAF) announced Billy Porter will be honored at The Elizabeth Taylor Ball to End AIDS fundraising gala on September 17, 2021, joining previously announced honorees Dr. Anthony Fauci, amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, and Sandra Thurman. All four will be honored with the Elizabeth Taylor Commitment to End AIDS Award.

Billy Porter is an Emmy®, Tony Award® and Grammy® Award-winning actor, singer, director, composer and playwright. His electric portrayal of ‘Pray Tell’ in the FX’s breakthrough series Pose, earned him the Emmy® Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, as well as Golden Globe®, Critics’ Choice Award, and Television Critics Association nominations. He most recently earned a third Emmy® nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for this role. Porter is currently making his film directorial debut with the high school coming-of-age film What If?, written by Alvaro García Lecuona. Porter will soon release his first literary project, Unprotected, which will be published by Abrams Press on October 19, 2021.

The Elizabeth Taylor Ball to End AIDS will include a seated dinner, an exciting live auction in partnership with Christie’s featuring unique works of art and luxury experiences with Lydia Fenet serving as auctioneer, and a live performance by Jake Wesley Rogers. Guests will also be given a first-time up-close look at exclusive items from The Elizabeth Taylor Archive including highlights from Elizabeth Taylor’s personal life, film career, and humanitarian legacy. This year marks the 30th anniversary of The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation.

Working to achieve Elizabeth Taylor’s commitment to an AIDS-free world, The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation (ETAF) is rooted in values of health equity and social justice. 2021 marks its 30th Anniversary of helping underserved people living with or affected by HIV and AIDS.

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