October is LGBT History Month. It is also AIDS Awareness Month. In keeping with these two events, I will be posting some articles related to each, starting with this one which I found today reading Queerty.com. If you haven’t read Queerty before, I strongly encourage you to do so, as it is one of the highest quality LGBT-themed websites you will find anywhere.
As Queerty noted, On this day, 28 years ago, Hollywood legend, Rock Hudson, died from AIDS. Aside from his acting talent and masculine good looks, Hudson became notable for being the first major celebrity to die from AIDS-related causes. Hudson’s death – and other celebrities’ deaths (e.g., Liberace, Freddie Mercury) – began to focus much-needed attention on the epidemic, bringing it front and center in American public discourse.
Prior to his death, Hudson had been a super star and super hunk, charming to millions of men and women throughout the world. These few photos tell you why:
There are many more wonderful photos of Hudson at Queerty.com. I strongly encourage you to take a look at them and provide comments. Kudos to the wonderful work over at Queerty.