February 22nd, 2009
11:59 PM ET

Cheers for 'Milk'

As you can imagine, this party - which has raised over $150 million over the years to fight AIDS - is full of a number of gay men. They, as as well as all the other guests, just screamed with joy when Sean Penn got the Oscar.

One AIDS activist sitting at my table, a man who lives in San Francisco, explained how the production of "Milk" came to the city and engaged the gay community in the shooting of the film, including giving history lessons to those who grew up after the Milk story.

- Sarah Holbrooke, CNN Senior Editorial Producer, at the Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar party


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