Hillary Clinton Selected for Elton John AIDS Foundation Honor

Posted Wednesday September 4, 2013 10:09 AM GMT

She’s always been a fierce proponent for humanitarian and social justice efforts, and now Hillary Clinton has caught the attention of the Elton John AIDS Foundation.

According to a report, the former Secretary of State was chosen to receive the inaugural Founder’s Award from the charity at their annual benefit gala on October 15th.

The EJAF cited Clinton’s 2011 speech in which she declared that gay rights were human rights for helping envision a world without AIDS.

Anderson Cooper will host the event, which will also honor Ronald Perelman, Howard Rose, and Sandra Lee.

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