Anderson Cooper and Partner Ben Maisani Lock Hands in NYC

11/4/2015 4:23 PM PST

Anderson Cooper and Partner Ben Maisani Lock Hands in NYC

Anderson Cooper and his partner Ben Maisani made a somewhat rare public appearance in NYC Monday and showed they're still tight after 6 years.

Anderson and Ben -- a nightclub mogul -- appeared at the Elton John AIDS Foundation's 14th Annual An Enduring Vision Benefit.

They walked the red carpet hand-in-hand.