This past Sunday, thousands of passionate and dedicated community members in the Bay Area, the Tri-State Area, Los Angeles, Wisconsin, Austin, Seattle, and New Orleans tuned in for an unprecedented display of compassion in action. AIDS Walk San Francisco: Live at Home was jam-packed with breathtaking performances from a host of talented singers and Broadway stars, and heartfelt messages from top celebrities who each had their own moving story about what AIDS Walk means to them.
Those who watched live saw moving performances from singer and actress Liz Callaway; Tony and Grammy Award winning actress Heather Headley; actor and singer Alex Newell; and a stunning combined performance from the GLIDE ensemble in SF and the SUNY Oneonta Student Choir!
They were joined by top stars including Tony, Emmy and Grammy Award winning trailblazer, Billy Porter; Screen Actors Guild Award and Grammy Award winning singer and actress Danielle Brooks; Oscar, Tony, Grammy and Emmy Award winning legend, Rita Moreno; actor, singer, writer, producer, director and activist Tony Goldwyn; Golden Globe and Oscar nominated choreographer and community activist, Rosie Perez; and actor, designer and host Carson Kressley.
Not only were we graced with these celebrity guests, but we also took a step back in time with some of our long-time AIDS Walk celebrity family; actor, author and activist George Takei; Golden Globe Award winning actress, singer and dancer Ann-Margret; and U.S. State Representative Maxine Waters. They sat together on the Paramount lot in LA where the very first AIDS Walk Los Angeles took place (in which Ann-Margaret was in attendance and George Takei was the Master of Ceremonies) to discuss the beginning of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, how far we have come, and how far we still have to go.