Ricky Martin to be honoured for humanitarian work

Updated: Jun 01, 2010, 17:48 PM IST

New York: Latin heartthrob Ricky Martin will be honoured for his philanthropic work at the Foundation For AIDS Research gala, which will also mark his first public appearance since his coming out.

The popstar had ended years of speculation about his sexuality and announced that he is a "proud, homosexual" man in March this year.

At the AMFAR Black Tie/Black Leather themed `Inspiration` gala at the New York Public Library, Martin will be honoured for his philanthropic work with children through his Ricky Martin Foundation, reported New York Post online.

The 38-year-old had said that the birth of his twin sons in August 2008 via a surrogate made him decide to come out.

Jean-Paul Gaultier will be honored for his impact on men`s fashion at the gala where Cyndi Lauper and Estelle will perform.

Other guests will include A-listers including Kylie Minogue and Madonna.