It was Rock Hudson’s death that ultimately galvanized Hollywood and Elizabeth Taylor in particular to put a spotlight on the AIDS epidemic. I shudder to think how much longer it would’ve gone unchecked without such a famous and “masculine” person succumbing to the virus.
President Reagan’s lack of sympathy and homophobic policies hardened my heart even though I was still in the closet and made me realize, the party of Reagan could never be my party. Though it pains me to say it, I hope Reagan is still burning in hell for what he did – or to be more precise, what he didn’t do.
Above is a photo of Rock at the prime of his life with his lover, Lee Garlington.