Elizabeth Taylor Was ‘Tickled Pink’ To Be Honored For Her Activism

Know what’s so wonderful about Elizabeth Taylor’s speech at GLAAD’s 11th annual Media Awards in Los Angeles? It’s that she didn’t just get on stage and make a verbal commitment to our community. She got out there and did something about it. “Worse than the virus [HIV], there was the terrible discrimination and prejudice that left in its wake. Suddenly it made gay people stop being human beings and started becoming the enemy. I knew that somebody had to do something.”

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  • Sexy Rexy

    Good night, sweetie pie.

  • kenny

    Damn do I miss her so much.This classy beautiful wonderful women was and is the epitomy of what a loving human being should be.RIP Elizabeth you will always be missed .

  • Sean

    I’m only in my 20’s and I hope my generation will keep her memory alive. What a remarkable, beautiful woman. The gay community was so lucky to call Elizabeth an ally and a friend.

  • Matt F

    Elizabeth Taylor, simply, a true humanitarian. By speaking out when she did, she saved millions of lives. People, such as her, make this world better. Elizabeth Taylor ended up playing her greatest role by taking on AIDS epidemic when no one else could or would. She will be missed!

  • dvlaries

    Maybe Maggie Simpson will never speak another word. :(

    Taylor supplied the only one she ever did.


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