NEW YORK — Hillary Rodham Clinton’s support of gay rights has earned her a special honor from the Elton John AIDS Foundation.
The former secretary of state will receive its first Founder’s Award. In a statement Wednesday, the foundation cited a 2011 speech in which Clinton asserted that gay rights were human rights for helping envision a world without AIDS.
Others honorees include celebrity chef Sandra Lee, business mogul Ronald Perelman and Howard Rose, a founding board member of the organization. They will be feted during the foundation’s annual benefit on Oct. 15 in New York City, hosted by Anderson Cooper.
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Former President Bill Clinton was given an award in 2009.
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