GLAAD and The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS
Foundation on Wednesday released a new PSA on HIV titled HIV &
AIDS: Why Aren't We Talking?
The 30-second spot features footage
from Elizabeth Taylor's historic speech at the 1992 Freddie Mercury
Tribute Concert. Mercury, best known as the lead vocalist and
songwriter of the rock band Queen, died of complications related to
In the ad, Neil Patrick Harris tells
viewers he wants to show them something.
“Each day around
the world 5,000 people are infected with HIV,” Taylor is seen
telling a packed stadium.
“That was over 20
years ago,” Daniel Franzese says.
estimated 1 in 5 gay men in major U.S. cities is living with HIV,”
Nathan Lane says.
“So why aren't we
talking about it?” Tituss Burgess rhetorically asks.
The ad ends with
Harris stating that eliminating HIV is within our grasp.
what we started,” Burgess says.
world needs you to live,” Taylor adds.