Sharon Stone recognized by lesbian rights group
APRIL 28, 2004
SAN FRANCISCO — Sharon Stone has received an award from the National Center for
Lesbian Rights for her support of gay and lesbian civil rights.
Sharon Stone seen here with the Dalai Lama during a presentation at the University of California-Irvine 16 April 2004|
Photo - AFP
The actress who has helped raise millions of dollars for AIDS
research and has portrayed lesbian characters in movies including
"Basic Instinct," received the NCLR Spirit Award at the
organization's 27th anniversary celebration Saturday night in San
"Sharon Stone has a very long history of leadership and
involvement with volunteer groups," said Ruth Harris, a spokeswoman
for the San Francisco-based center. "We're honoring her for a whole
range of things over a many year period."
Stone's contributions include raising money for the American
Foundation for AIDS Research, founding the homeless youth camp
Planet Hope, and working with Project Angel Food, a Los Angeles
County program that brings food to homebound victims of AIDS.
San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, who sparked a national debate
by issuing marriage licenses to gay couples, presented the
46-year-old actress with the award at Saturday's event. – Sapa-AP