July 20, 2009
His death came as a shock to many only because it came so quickly after he publically announed he had AIDS (less than 24 hours). There had been rumors for years but he cherished his privacy. After he died he was criticized by the AIDS community, they said he should have come out sooner it could have brought awareness and funds. I disagree. He deserves to keep his health his own business. Besides, after hid death there was a HUGE tribute concert to Freddie that raised millions of pounds/dollars for AIDS Awareness.
I don't think celebrities owe the media anything. I respect his right to keep quiet and protect his family from being hounded to death by reporters.
My frien, Starr, over at "Here Comes A Storm in the Form of a Girl" is raising funds for her annual trek in an AIDS walk. I didn't even tell her I was going to link to her, but since I can't donate much this year I thought I'd point it out to you in case you wanted to opportunity to sponsor Starr as she walks for an important cause!!!
To donate visit her site or go HERE .