Debbie Allen honored at gala for World AIDS Day

Debbie Allen was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the AIDS Healthcare Foundation’s Keeping the Promise gala for World AIDS Day.

“It means a lot to me that we’re all here . . . This is a war — a war that we still have not won, but we’re standing tall and fighting it — fighting back really strong,” the star said.

The evening included presentations by Allen’s sister, Phylicia Rashad, as well as George Faison, Misty Copeland and Jennifer Holliday, who received a standing ovation after performing her signature song “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going” from “Dreamgirls.”

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