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The Glamorous Scene at Elton John's Oscar Party/HIV Fundraiser
The 31st annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party, one of Hollywood's most glamorous events and a stalwart fundraiser for HIV causes, recently took place in West Hollywood. Hosted by, of course (!), rock icon Sir Elton John and his spouse David Furnish, and co-hosted by Will & Grace star Eric McCormack and Pose actress Michaela Jaé Rodriguez, the party raised over $9 million for global efforts to battle HIV and AIDS. On top of appearances by superstars like Donatella Versace, Emma Watson, Hilary Duff, Noah Schnapp, Kesha, Tyga, and Rege Jean-Page, the event featured a performance by singer-songwriter and actress Rina Sawayama; John and Sawayama also teamed up for a duet during the party.
“I’m delighted to have reunited with all of my friends tonight after such a long time apart and better yet, to have raised over $9 million for the fight against AIDS,” John said in a statement. “We mustn’t forget that HIV is still causing needless suffering around the world and we must protect those most vulnerable to this disease with testing and compassionate care. We can see an end to AIDS in our lifetimes, but first we must break down stigma and discrimination and provide equal access to healthcare to finally end the epidemic for everyone, everywhere.”
Since launching in 1992, the Elton John AIDS Foundation has sprinkled money, resources, and love on millions of people living with HIV. See pictures of the 2023 viewing party below and click here to find out more about EJAF.
Above: Designer Donatella Versace with Sir Elton John