With the passing of Elizabeth Taylor, we have lost not only a deity of the entertainment industry, but also one of the most vocal and vigorous advocates in the fight against HIV/AIDS. During the dark early days of the epidemic, when presidents and media were afraid to call it by name, Elizabeth Taylor never flagged in pressing the powers that be about the urgency of action. She stood strong and led, and never retreated from the fight to shine a light upon AIDS, to beat back the ignorance that caused inaction, and embraced those living with and dying from HIV-related disease with a compassion and grace to which the rest of us can only aspire. Her legacy and legend truly made a difference.
Support the fight, and consider honoring her memory, with your support of The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation.