Elton John partners with PEPFAR, will petition world leaders on HIV, AIDS treatment

Rock star Elton John is working to use his global fame and charitable foundations to help overturn homophobic laws around the world. John and his husband, David Furnish, unveiled a new $10 million partnership with the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), to increase access to medication for people with HIV and AIDS in countries that are prejudiced toward the LGBT community.
John noted: "We're seeing an alarming growth in infections amongst these communities [where] we find that LGBT people are stigmatized where they live." He added that the stigmatizing laws a relics from the Commonwealth and said, "These laws can be changed very easily by the Queen saying, 'change the law.' I haven't approached her about that yet."  Watch the interview and read more via CNBC