Hillary Clinton gets Elton John Foundation honour
NEW YORK (AP) - Mrs Hillary Clinton's support of gay rights has earned her a special honour from the Elton John Aids Foundation.
The former US secretary of state will receive the group's first Founder's Award. In a statement on Wednesday, the foundation cited a 2011 speech in which Mrs Clinton asserted that gay rights were human rights for helping envision a world without Aids.
Other honorees include celebrity chef Sandra Lee, business mogul Ronald Perelman and Mr Howard Rose, a founding board member of the organisation. The foundation's annual benefit is Oct 15 in New York City, hosted by Anderson Cooper.
Former president Bill Clinton was given an award in 2009.