Celebrities Channel Elizabeth Taylor to Raise Awareness for AIDS

Celebrities Channel Elizabeth Taylor to Raise Awareness for AIDS

A new PSA released Tuesday by GLAAD and The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation (ETAF), and previewed exclusively by MSNBC, opens with an excerpt from Taylor’s historic speech at the 1992 Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert. “Each day, around the world, 5,000 people are infected with HIV,” the Academy Award-winning actress said at the time.

Check Out Glamorous, Rarely Seen Photos of Elizabeth Taylor

Check Out Glamorous, Rarely Seen Photos of Elizabeth Taylor

Elizabeth Taylor made headlines with her treasure chest of jewels and her eight marriages, but three years after her death, it's her fight to raise awareness about HIV and AIDS that has made a lasting impression.

To mark the 30th anniversary of the star's activism, a new photo retrospective, opening at the Getty Images Gallery in London on Oct. 9, reveals rare, behind-the-scenes images (some never before seen) of the glamorous star. In the three exclusive pictures seen here, Taylor is pictured with some of the men she treasured most.

Never-Before-Seen Photos of Elizabeth Taylor Will Be on View in London

Never-Before-Seen Photos of Elizabeth Taylor Will Be on View in London

Elizabeth Taylor is remembered for many things: her timeless films, her many marriages, her many jewels, and, of course, those violet eyes. One of her most enduring legacies, however, was her commitment to HIV/AIDS activism. In the mid-80s, when few dared to even mention the epidemic in public, Taylor was among the first celebrities to draw attention to the disease. She went on to co-fund amfAR in 1985 and then The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation, which have raised millions of dollars for the cause.

Elton John and ETAF Are Teaming Up to Help Young Kenyans Battling HIV

Elton John and ETAF Are Teaming Up to Help Young Kenyans Battling HIV

Thirty years ago actor Rock Hudson's life was claimed by AIDS at the age of 60.

Today, the need remains for more HIV/AIDS awareness and support worldwide.

In an effort to increase and improve treatment for the deadly disease, the Elton John AIDS Foundation has teamed up with The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation to fund a project in Kisumu, Kenya, and help the 10,000 untreated adolescents living with HIV by the end of 2017.

Iconic Actress Elizabeth Taylor Helped New Orleans after Katrina

Iconic Actress Elizabeth Taylor Helped New Orleans after Katrina

The tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina has come and gone, but what you may not know is 10 years ago, in the storm's aftermath, an internationally known celebrity was quietly working to help us rebuild.

It was Elizabeth Taylor. And recently, her granddaughter came to New Orleans to see what she had done.

Ribbons and Roses, By Catherine Opie

Ribbons and Roses, By Catherine Opie

In 2011 ETAF Ambassador and prominent photographer, Catherine Opie got the enviable opportunity to peek into Ms. Taylor’s closets and other private spaces while immortalizing them in images that will be published in a new book, 700 Nimes Road, coming out summer or fall 2015.

GAIA/Elizabeth Taylor Mobile Health Clinic Program in Malawi

GAIA/Elizabeth Taylor Mobile Health Clinic Program in Malawi

Our Managing Director has returned from his recent trip to Malawi, where he saw first-hand the impact the ETAF/ Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance (GAIA) partnership has had on the region. Since 2008, this partnership has been bringing health care to the people of Mulanje and Phalombe districts through the GAIA/Elizabeth Taylor Mobile Health Clinic program. Currently, there are seven mobile health care clinics, which provide access to life-sustaining health care to the 1 million residents in these rural districts.