The showstopping set was more than just a feast for the eyes.
Bean was a minister, gospel singer, and longtime supporter of LGBTQ+ and HIV causes.
For many, he was known best as Omar Little, the gay Robin Hood of a drug-dealing Baltimore in The Wire.
Porter will join other honorees, including Dr. Anthony Fauci, for the event later this month.
Organizers hope the event will bring in $1 million to local groups working with those living with HIV.
"We encourage you to share this information with your fans and followers, and become an agent of truth and change," the letter says.
The rock icon posted HIV facts on Twitter while calling for the end of stigma.