Celebrities honor Ricky Martin at amfAR gala

Honoree, singer Ricky Martin, left, and singer Kylie Minogue attend amfAR's 'New York Inspiration Gala' celebrating Men's style at The New York Public Library on Thursday, June 3, 2010 in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)

June 4, 2010 9:59:21 AM PDT
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 honored 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 honored for his contributions to menswear and his humanitarian work.

The gala benefits amfAR's AIDS research programs.