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Campaign Launched To Recognize Elizabeth Taylor's HIV/AIDS Work

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English television presenter and journalist Matthew Wright has said that Elizabeth Taylor should be honored for her campaigning work with HIV and AIDS.

Speaking to Gay Times, Wright describes the moment he met Taylor when she was in England to receive the BAFTA Academy Fellowship Award.  At the end of the night, Wright says that the actress asked him to promise that after she died he would make sure that she received an English Heritage blue plaque on the house in London where she was born.

Wright said that Taylor changed the world’s perceptions towards HIV and AIDS when she established the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation in 1991:

“At the time when she set up her charity, people thought you could catch HIV from standing too near to someone who was gay, and all other kinds of homophobic nonsense and ignorance. The fact that she was so iconic certainly had an impact. If someone like Elizabeth Taylor is going to embrace a cause – kind of like Princess Diana, actually, who also did fantastic work with HIV and AIDS – it’s going to change the way people think.”

When Taylor died in 2011, Wright was told by English Heritage that in order to qualify for a blue plaque, a recipient must be dead for a minimum of 20 years.

However, some London boroughs waive the requirement.  Human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell was honoured with a plaque outside his London home in 2010.

Wright has launched a petition to get Taylor recognized with a blue plaque.


66th Primetime Emmy Nominations Announced: FULL LIST

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Nominations for the 66th Annual Emmy Awards were announced this morning.

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2014 Independent Spirit Awards Handed Out: Full List of Winners

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The Independent Spirit Awards were handed out Saturday afternoon, and 12 Years a Slave picked up five awards, including Best Feature and Best Director, as well as Best Supporting Actress for Lupita Nyong'o.

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'Gravity' Leads BAFTA Nominations: FULL LIST

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The British Academy of Film and Television (BAFTA) handed out its award nominations this morning and Alfonso Cuaron's Gravity garnered 11 followed closely by 12 Years a Slave and American Hustle. The awards take place on February 16 at London's Royal Opera.

Stephen Fry will host.

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Meet This Year's Mr. 'Ex-Gay' America Trace McNutt: VIDEO

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For those of you who are unaware, it's awards season in the 'ex-gay' community! This year, Trace McNutt, a former self-described "satanic drag queen," has been awarded the highest honor an 'ex-gay' can receive: The Voice of the Voiceless Courage Award for Former Homosexuals. This award is given annually to an individual who "displays bravery and resilience in leaving homosexuality despite insurmountable challenges."

McNutt's account of his journey from abusive childhood to homeless drug addict is actually quite sad. It's just unfortunate that he turned to 'ex-gay' slimeballs for a solution to his problems.

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2013 Emmy Award Winners [FULL LIST]

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In addition to the always charming Neil Patrick Harris, Sunday's Primetime Emmy Awards featured a few suprises (The Colbert Report beating out The Daily Show, Merritt Wever's delightful win). Find out if your favorites went home with statues.

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