Newsfeed : Angry Birds Honors Freddie Mercury for AIDS Fundraiser

POZ - Health, Life and HIV
Subscribe to:
POZ magazine
Join POZ: Facebook MySpace Twitter Pinterest
Tumblr Google+ Flickr MySpace
POZ Personals
Sign In / Join

Back to home » Newsfeed » September 2012

Most Popular Links
Most Popular Lessons

The HIV Life Cycle


Herpes Simplex Virus

Syphilis & Neurosyphilis

Treatments for Opportunistic Infections (OIs)

What is AIDS & HIV?

Hepatitis & HIV

20 Years Ago In POZ

More News

Click here for more news

Have news about HIV? Send press releases, news tips and other announcements to


September 5, 2012

Angry Birds Honors Freddie Mercury for AIDS Fundraiser

The creators of the mobile game Angry Birds have made an animated video of one of its birds dressed up as Freddie Mercury to support HIV research, according to a statement from The Mercury Phoenix Trust, the AIDS charity founded by the surviving members of Queen. The video depicts a yellow triangle-shaped bird dressed as Mercury with a mustache and chest hair wearing a crown and bicycling to the Queen song “Bicycle Race.” It was created in honor of Freddie for a Day, an annual fundraiser for the charity, in which participants dress up as Mercury on his birthday every September 5. A portion of the proceeds from a limited edition Mercury Angry Birds T-shirt will go to the charity. Mercury died of AIDS in 1991.

To read the statement, click here.

Watch the video:

Search: Angry Birds, Freddie Mercury, Queen, The Mercury Phoenix Trust, Freddie for a Day

Scroll down to comment on this story.


(will display; 2-50 characters)


(will NOT display)


(will display; optional)

Comment (500 characters left):

(Note: The POZ team reviews all comments before they are posted. Please do not include either ":" or "@" in your comment. The opinions expressed by people providing comments are theirs alone. They do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Smart + Strong, which is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by people providing comments.)

Comments require captcha.
Please enter this number for verification:

| Posting Rules

Show comments (0 total)

[Go to top]

Facebook Twitter Google+ MySpace YouTube Tumblr Flickr Instagram
Quick Links
Current Issue

HIV Testing
Safer Sex
Find a Date
Newly Diagnosed
HIV 101
Disclosing Your Status
Starting Treatment
Help Paying for Meds
Search for the Cure
POZ Stories
POZ Opinion
POZ Exclusives
Read the Blogs
Visit the Forums
Job Listings
Events Calendar
POZ on Twitter

Ask POZ Pharmacist

Talk to Us
Has a pet helped you deal with your HIV?


more surveys
Contact Us
We welcome your comments!
[ about Smart + Strong | about POZ | POZ advisory board | partner links | advertising policy | advertise/contact us | site map]
© 2016 Smart + Strong. All Rights Reserved. Terms of use and Your privacy.
Smart + Strong® is a registered trademark of CDM Publishing, LLC.