New York: Ricky Martin has stepped out in style at an AIDS research organization`s New York City gala celebrating men`s fashion. It`s one of his first public appearances since announcing he`s gay.
Celebrities including Kylie Minogue and Cyndi Lauper attended Thursday night`s amfAR event, which honhoored the "Livin` La Vida Loca" singer for his philanthropic contributions through his foundation.
Minogue hosted the black tie/black leather event. She says she is happy for Martin and feels he`s "embracing and living life" since announcing in late March he`s gay.
Designer Jean-Paul Gaultier was honoured for his contributions to menswear and his humanitarian work.
The gala benefits amfAR`s AIDS research programs.