During a fundraising appearance Wednesday evening in New York, President Barack Obama was interrupted multiple times by gay rights activists protesting Don't Ask, Don't Tell and AIDS funding.
"What's coming up, I want us to talk about what's at stake in this election. Because the people that potentially will take over if we don't focus on this election, I promise you, will cut AIDS funding. So this is not the time or the place to do what you're talking about."
The audience of 550 paid $100 per person to see the president. Obama later spoke to a VIP reception where tickets cost $2,500 each, and spoke at a 125-person dinner, which featured Barbara Streisand and cost $15,200 a plate.