2014 Honorees

Los Angeles

Ryan Murphy

Ryan Murphy

“I’m very honored to be here tonight as amfAR’s big gay of the year. I have to tell you this right up front if I could go back in time and tell my 18-year-old self that I would be alive in 2015 receiving this award, that young man could not have believed it. I have lost over 10 friends to HIV/AIDS and honestly, I consider me standing here to be some kind of miracle in the world and I think many of us in this room feel the same way.”

TWO x TWO

Milan

Inspiration New York

São Paulo

Cher

Cher

“AIDS has taken too many of the people that we love—gay, straight, black, white. We have lost so many people, so many beautiful people. So many talented people. This epidemic has just got to come to an end. That’s why I support amfAR and I believe that they will find a cure. They have to find a cure.”

Hong Kong

“I’m so touched, because when you work for an incredible organization you don’t think there’s a return—that you’ll be honored and given an award for things that you should do and have the responsibility to do. But what I’m most delighted about is amfAR is finally here in Hong Kong. Thirty years ago I started my career here, and this is where I learned that charity can be fun and good for the soul.”

New York

Harry Belafonte

Harry Belafonte

“We have a new and enlightened global community; we are now on the threshold of breakthroughs that never existed before we stepped into the fray.”