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AHF Rose Parade Float Honoring Elizabeth Taylor Will Be First to Focus on HIV/AIDS: VIDEO


The AIDS Healthcare Foundation today announced that this year its entry in the 123rd Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena on January 2 has been approved by officials and will be the first-ever float to focus on HIV/AIDS.

Check out Leslie Jordan's announcement about the float, which is intended to remind the world that the fight against HIV/AIDS is not over, AFTER THE JUMP...

The float, entitled 'Our Champion', honors Elizabeth Taylor and her advocacy on behalf of people with HIV/AIDS.

AHF is allowing the public to participate by remembering and honoring a loved one lost to AIDS. By texting FLOWER to 20222 along with the name of the person you are remembering, a name will be printed on a water vial holding one of the more than 150,000 roses on the float for a $5 donation.

According to the organization, "The float will take the form of an oversized red ribbon, the international symbol of AIDS, with a circling world globe. There will be photographs of Taylor from various stages in her life and career: from ‘National Velvet,’ her breakthrough film as a child; from the film, ‘Cleopatra;’ and an iconic photo from her later years when she was devoting much of her life to advocacy on AIDS. The photos will be largely be rendered in black and white, using seeds and grains to capture the effects of a black and white photo. At least one of the photos will have spot color, also rendered in seeds, grains and flowers: for her world famous eyes, and to color a small red AIDS ribbon pinned to her blouse."

Check out Leslie Jordan's announcement about the float, which is intended to remind the world that the fight against HIV/AIDS is not over, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. I may be young, but I can still honor and be grateful for everything she has done for our community.

    Posted by: Robert | Dec 23, 2011 4:59:06 PM

  2. I love the float but everything AHF does is overshadowed by its anti-sex political actions.

    Posted by: ggreen | Dec 23, 2011 6:51:43 PM

  3. I agree with GGREEN.. seems the money to produce this float and the money Weinstein wastes on his war with the porn companies could be better spent of people who need it.

    Posted by: DanO | Dec 24, 2011 1:41:38 AM

  4. Elizabeth Taylor stepped-up when all of Hollywood (and the country) went running. Above her physical beauty and acting talent, she had a compassion that came from a woman who loved deeply. She shared her love with everyone and for that she will be always remembered.

    Posted by: Tom | Dec 24, 2011 10:02:58 AM

  5. HIV does not cause AIDS the treatment does.

    Posted by: David | Dec 24, 2011 4:30:40 PM

  6. Oh David -- sure, that's why all those guys died before there was any treatment at all.

    Posted by: buster | Dec 24, 2011 5:03:37 PM

  7. It is a continuing mystery why anyone with normal brain function would believe such things about AIDS as David does. There must be extremely compelling psychological reasons for that kind of denial of scientific reality. But some years ago there were many with such beliefs. Human brains are not computers I suppose, and in some cases logic is overwhelmed by other needs. Like those who somehow have to believe that the CIA or someone managed to plant explosives throughout the WTC buildings and set them off and I suppose 767's loaded with jet fuel flying into buildings at 500 mph were figments of our imaginations or something....or that the theory of evolution, which is basic to any modern concept of biology, isn't real, etc.....

    Posted by: emjayay | Dec 25, 2011 5:41:51 AM

  8. I'm with you, David... I don't believe the hiv/aids hypothesis. And, I will never get 'tested' again. I am so glad a friend opened my eyes to this hoax a few years ago. This is my favorite portal for current info and research -

    Posted by: Randy | Dec 26, 2011 10:55:34 AM

  9. That is great news. I saw it on NBC News today(1-2-12). I CANNOT find a picture of the float on the web. Sad. Any help?

    Posted by: M. Scott Hernandez | Jan 2, 2012 4:21:20 PM

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