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Elizabeth Taylor speaking out on AIDS and LGBT equality

By Greg Hernandez

HollywoodNews.com: The extraordinary life of Elizabeth Taylor was, of course, dominated by a legendary movie career that brought her enormous fame at a very young age.

She won Oscars and made classic films that we will love forever.

But it was her second act that I believe is her greatest legacy. She was in her early 50s when she became an AIDS activist and it was her most important role for the rest of her life.

Here are some videos of Miss Taylor at some major events over the years where she spoke about AIDS, about LGBT equality and about her activism.

When she was presented with the GLAAD Vanguard Award in 2000, she told the crowd: “I didn’t become an activist to win awards, I became an activist to help people … I knew that somebody had to do something.”

She added: “All my life I’ve spent a lot of time with gay men – Monty Clift, Jimmy Dean, Rock Hudson. … I never thought about who they slept with. They were just the people I loved.”

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About Greg Hernandez

Greg Hernandez has written about the entertainment world for more than a decade. He is a veteran of covering many Academy Awards shows (plus Emmys, Grammys and Golden Globes) as well as film festivals, movie premieres and philanthropic events. Hernandez founded the popular Out In Hollywood blog while a writer and columnist for the "Los Angeles Daily News." He’s also a former staff writer at the "Los Angeles Times" and "The Hollywood Reporter" and has been a contributing writer to "The Advocate." Greg is the founder and editor of Greginhollywood.com

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