The 2011 United States Conference on AIDS will feature a keynote address by David Furnish, chairman of the Elton John AIDS Foundation (and John’s partner in real life), according to a National Minority AIDS Council news release. Furnish, who will be joined by CNN anchor Don Lemon, Arizona State Senator Jack Jackson and former Project Runway contestant Mondo Guerra, will speak at a special opening plenary focused on gay men. The AIDS conference is taking place November 10–13 at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers in Chicago.

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