Peter Staley. | DONNA ACETO
PHOTO ESSAY BY DONNA ACETO | At its 35th anniversary Spring Gala, Gay Men’s Health Crisis honored longtime activist Peter Staley, his brother Jes Staley, CEO of Barclays Bank, and President Bill Clinton for his global AIDS work at the Clinton Foundation. The former president was unable to attend, but was represented by his daughter, Chelsea.
Chelsea Clinton spoke on her father's behalf. | DONNA ACETO
Peter Staley received the Larry Kramer Activism Award, and the GMHC co-founder was on hand to present the honor, as was former board member Phil Donahue with his wife Marlo Thomas.
GMHC co-founder Larry Kramer. | DONNA ACETO
The crowd of over 400 at the Highline Stages in the Meatpacking District on March 23 raised more than $700,000.
GMHC CEO Kelsey Louie greets Barclays Bank Jes Staley, Peter Staley's brother. | DONNA ACETO
Phil Donahue and Marlo Thomas. | DONNA ACETO