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Rose Parade Tribute to Elizabeth Taylor Wins ‘Queen’s Trophy’

AIDS Healthcare Foundation's Tribute to Elizabeth Taylor (Photo screen capture from KTLA)

Stephanie Edwards, the legendary co-host of the annual Tournament of Roses broadcast on KTLA, perhaps summed up the sentiments of many as the AIDS Healthcare Foundation’s tribute to Elizabeth Taylor passed by. “I wish she was here to see this,” Edwards said.

Yes, Elizabeth Taylor and all those with HIV/AIDS for whom she advocated and their care providers, such as Taylor’s friend and Rock Hudson’s doctor Michael Gottlieb.  Imagine those streets of Pasadena lined with those lost to AIDS who returned for a moment – like the last scene in “Longtime Companions” – giving a standing ovation of love and gratitude. MORE


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