Troye Sivan at Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party
Troye Sivan was present at the annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party in Febrary 2020. It was not for a performance this time, but as an attendee. Such a significant gesture from a LGBTQ+ activist to another.
The foundation is a nonprofit organization, established by Sir Elton John–in 1992 in the United States and 1993 in the United Kingdom–to support innovative HIV prevention, education programs, direct care and support services to people living with HIV. It has raised over $600 million to support HIV related programs in fifty-five countries.
The organization supports its work through proceeds from special events, cause-related marketing projects, and voluntary contributions from individuals, corporations and foundations. The foundation’s U.S. and U.K. branches work separately. Each focuses on different regions of the world; as a result, the organization is able to reach a broader scope of the world. The U.S. branch works in the Americas and the Caribbean, while the U.K. branch focuses on Europe, Asia and Africa.
The organization has been well-known in Hollywood since 1993, when it began hosting the annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Award Party.
EJAF is chaired by David Furnish, a producer of theater and music. He has been in a relationship with Elton John since 1993; they entered a civil partnership in 2005 and married in 2014.
For the occasion, Troye wore a silk blue Fall 2020 Sies Marjan suit–with blue cummerbund to match–from the menswear collection.
He accessorized the look with a Sentient B. Pearl 21007, sterling silver chain.
As described on the brand’s website: “One of a kind organic freshwater baroque pearl, with minimal surface imperfection, and lasting shine.”