As an HIV-positive, first-generation Cuban-American gay man, I was pleased that the Red Hot Organization recognized the opportunity, that so many people attended and that a portion of the proceeds will benefit HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention in Cuba.
Since 1989 the Red Hot Organization has worked with leading musicians from around the world to raise funds and awareness for HIV/AIDS. Their first compilation Red Hot + Blue remains one of my favorite CDs of all time.
The New York Times wrote a wonderful review of the evening confirming for me what I already felt, which is that my partner and I witnessed something truly special.
(To read how the Red Hot Organization collaborated on the documentary How to Survive a Plague, click here.)