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Valerie Jackson

My sister died in 2002 of PML. Before she contracted PML she was a volunteer at the lower east side needle exchange in NYC and then a paid worker. There was one day when there was quite a stir of secrecy going on that there would be something special going on that day. That something special was an anonomous visit from Elizabeth Taylor. She sat there and talked to each and every person that was there asking them what they needed in their lives. One woman needed dentures and Elizabeth made sure she got them. What a wonderful person!

May 26, 2011

Jay Pack

I have been HIV+ for 20 years. One of the most exciting nights of my life prior to diagnosis was when I saw Elizabeth Taylor in "The Little Foxes" on Broadway. Halston was throwing a party for her that evening and many people were waiting at the back stage entrance. The door opened and out she walked in a shimmering Halston gown, with violets in her hair. She made her way slowly through the crowd, and as the limo door was opened for her she turned and gave a small wave like the Queen that she was. The crowd went wild. She did so many things for our cause. I remember on one awards show she said "I'll just go on being a rowdy activist"

March 24, 2011


As a longterm survivor of HIV of 24 years, I feel a "thank you" or "rest in peace" just isn't enough for the lady who played a huge part in my being alive today because of her advocacy and her heartfelt love for all of humanity. Patrick Archer Redding, Ca

March 24, 2011

Geri Miller

I was the printer for that particular issue of POZ. I remember being told that Liz was the cover story and thought to myself...Finally, someone every walk of life can relate to and will finally listen to this message of need and crisis! Her dedication to raising awareness and funds no doubt saved countless lives. I am from Minocqua, WI and Liz spent much of her childhood there with her uncle Howard Young, a prominent art dealer. I had the opportunity to meet her in our Northwoods, she was truely a delightful, kind, intelligent woman who followed her heart. She was beauty that saw beauty in so much. Thank you Liz for all you gave, may you rest in peace and know that a drink is being raised in Milford and across the world in your honor.

March 23, 2011


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