Events across the globe on December 1 commemorated World AIDS Day 2010. In the United States, the Black AIDS Institute (BAI) along with the Magic Johnson Foundation held its 10th annual Heroes in the Struggle gala in Los Angeles to honor people who have changed the face of the disease. In New York City, amfAR rang the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and cosponsored with UNAIDS the Light for Rights program, which darkened lights on monuments around the world. The campaign asks major world monuments to raise awareness for AIDS.

1. Cookie Johnson and Earvin “Magic” Johnson walk the red carpet at Heroes in the Struggle along with journalist Roland Martin. 2. TV personality Carson Kressley joins the Light for Rights campaign. 3. BAI honors Grammy Award–winning actor Blair Underwood. 4. Academy Award–winning actress and singer Liza Minnelli shines before the lights dim in New York City. 5. Actor Cheyenne Jackson and Project Runway fashion designer Mondo Guerra at the NYSE.