Thursday, December 12, 2013

Anderson Cooper To Be Honored at TAG (Treatment Action Group) Sunday Evening

2013 Research in Action Awards

TAG's annual Research in Action Awards (RIAA) event honors activists, scientists, philanthropists, and creative artists who have made extraordinary contributions to the fight against AIDS. Resources raised at RIAA provide vital support for TAG’s programs throughout the year, and enable us to honor champions in the fight to end AIDS.

Sunday, December 15, 2013 6 to 8 p.m. 404 Tenth Avenue @ 33rd Street, New York City

TAG is proud to present its 2013 Research in Action Awards to: 

Anderson Cooper anchors Anderson Cooper 360° on CNN. During 2007 and 2008, he traveled around the world for Planet in Peril, a documentary about issues threatening the planet, its inhabitants, and its natural resources. Cooper is the host and executive producer of Anderson, a nationally syndicated daytime talk show. Cooper also reports for CBS’s 60 Minutes. Cooper has covered many important developments in the struggle against HIV/AIDS—including an hour-long feature on AIDS in America in 2011—and, more recently, a memorial for TAG’s first antiviral project director, Spencer Cox. Cooper has hosted the Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) fall gala for seven years in a row. Cooper’s memoirs, Dispatches from the Edge, topped the New York Times best-seller list and other charts.

Anderson is one of three honorees.  For further information on the event, please click on the above link.

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Anonymous said...

@Peter Staley: Your "aren't we cute together?" tweet is to me at least, offensive.
I am well aware that your event is a fund raiser for aids, and everyone is entitled to give to the charity of their choice, but not everyone in the world thinks you are "cute together," and to make this assumption is the presumptuous.
Aids can effect the "straight" population as well as the gay population. Would you have two straight men saying that to one another? I think not.
Not that I have any intention of donating to your cause.
Why is it there are those personalities that donate anonymously, like Ellen, and there those that are "in your face advocates," like Anderson, who seems to chair every gay fund raiser??

Anonymous said...

There's not a thing wrong with Anderson chairing as many gay fundraisers as he pleases. In your face or not. Who cares what Staley said, what matters most is that they're doing something positive to help.

Anonymous said...

@Anon 11:01 So you are finding fault with Anderson because of what someone else tweeted and because he is being presented with an award?

Awards are presented to someone, not something they ask for; and the tweet was from someone that's been very active in the fight against AIDS and trying to promote a cause he believes in, not Anderson.

Perhaps you don't understand event fundraisers/awards/promoting your cause, because it's clear that the award is being given to Anderson and two other people as a fundraising event and promoted by one of the people involved with the organization. This isn't something Anderson is asking for or tweeting about. Anderson is NOT chairing the event nor does he "chair every gay fund raiser."

Anonymous said...

But they ARE cute together!

Anonymous said...

dTesteThank you, Anderson Cooper, for standing up for gay people continually. It is really nice that you were awarded and attended the RIA Awards given by Treatment Action Group. Your fellow honorees are also deserving. Dr. Joseph Sonnabend was the physician of last resort for thousands. Dr. Sonnabend treated so many, often for free, when no one else would.