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TWU: And lastly,S. wouldn’t let HIV-positive people immigrate Nevertheless he became just one of several high-profile figures who in life and death raised awareness about the disease though experts are careful to point out that the celebrities were generally following in the footsteps of a movement that already existed Get your history fix in one place: sign up for the weekly TIME History newsletter “Stars would have done nothing if the public was silent if not for the extraordinary grassroots activism” says Ronald Bayer an expert on the history of AIDS and Co-Director of the Center for the History and Ethics of Public Health at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health But getting stars to speak up was vital at a time when President Reagan’s administration “was in total denial” as Bayer puts it and more treatment options were desperately needed And by the time Mercury died it was already clear that celebrities could make a major difference Case in point: Rock Hudson Herbert Dorfman/Corbis —Getty Images When the Oscar-nominated star announced that he had AIDS in July 1985 it was enormous news for two reasons Not only was the disease poorly understood but Hudson’s diagnosis was also symbolic As TIME pointed out when the news broke he had “represented the old-fashioned American virtues” of the 1950s so some were shocked by a diagnosis that was seen to function as a simultaneous announcement that he was gay; at the time though many insiders were said to know about Hudson’s sexuality the magazine was able to declare that no major movie star had ever come out The shock precipitated a TIME cover story on AIDS later that summer in which the magazine described the impact of Hudson’s announcement: By early this year most Americans had become aware of AIDS conscious of a trickle of news about a disease that was threatening homosexuals and drug addicts AIDS the experts said was spreading rapidly The number of cases was increasing geometrically doubling every ten months and the threat to heterosexuals appeared to be growing But it was the shocking news two weeks ago of Actor Rock Hudson’s illness that finally catapulted AIDS out of the closet transforming it overnight from someone else’s problem a “gay plague” to a cause of international alarm AIDS was suddenly a front-page disease the lead item on the evening news and a frequent topic on TV talk shows There seemed no end to the reports Hudson died less than three months later at the age of 59 The TIME obituary described him as “the most celebrated known victim of AIDS” who “[i]n the last weeks of his life…became perhaps the most famous homosexual in the world” And within two months of his announcement Congress had approved a vast increase in funding for AIDS research “From his misfortune good fortune may have sprung” that obituary concluded “His friend and Giant co-star Elizabeth Taylor wrote perhaps the most eloquent epitaph: ‘Please God he has not died in vain’” Elizabeth Taylor testifies before a Senate sub-committee on May 8 1986 in Washington as chairman of the American Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR) Jerome Delay—AFP/Getty Images Taylor would become a key fundraiser for the cause at the height of the epidemic The month before Hudson died she had been a hostess and co-chairperson of what’s been called the first major Hollywood benefit gala for the cause which raised about $12 million for AIDS research amid what TIME called “a growing panic” in Hollywood about contracting the disease She was also a co-founder of the American Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR); appeared before the Labor Health and Human services Senate Subcommittee to urge the passage of $80 million in funding for AIDS research; and in 1991 established The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation When she died about 20 years later her obits credited her with raising about $100 million for AIDS research And Taylor wasn’t the only non-HIV-positive celebrity who was inspired to get involved Celebrity diagnoses caused an awareness chain reaction: when someone whose friends were famous was HIV-positive those celebrities were often moved to speak up For example Madonna performed for 15000 at a benefit concert at Madison Square Garden in July 1987 shortly after the death of her close friend the painter Martin Burgoyne from the disease Such occasions had become “depressingly frequent occasions for New York’s beau monde” as TIME’s Richard Corliss put it back then Madonna at an AIDS Dance-A-Thon in Feb 1989 The LIFE Picture Collection—Getty Images The concert raised $400000 for amfAR Madonna’s album 1989 Like a Prayer also included an insert “Facts About AIDS” to encourage safe sex During her Blond Ambition tour she paid tribute to another artist friend who died due to AIDS Keith Haring (Some of her dancers who performed with her had been diagnosed but weren’t talking about it) In fact she had been so outspoken that in 1991 there were false rumors that she was planning a press conference to tell the world that she had been diagnosed as HIV positive AIDS activists slammed the rumors as homophobic and worried that the hype would discourage HIV-positive patients from disclosing their status That year however did see one of the most important real disclosures by a celebrity On Nov 7 1991 32-year-old LA Lakers point guard Magic Johnson revealed in a press conference that he was HIV-positive and would be retiring from basketball “I will now become a spokesman for the HIV virus” and safe sex he said The fact that he was a heterosexual African American athlete further underscored the fact that AIDS could affect anyone And lots of misconceptions needed to be debunked; some basketball players for example refused to play with Johnson because they thought they might get infected that way The impact of his announcement started to be seen right away “Calls to AIDS hot lines and testing centers more than doubled in most places the next day” TIME reported after the news broke High schools doubled down on condom distribution “[Because] he would not discuss how he might have contracted the disease but only implied it was from heterosexual contact he drove home the fact that anyone is vulnerable Johnson is also ideally placed to speak on AIDS to the two groups that are most in need of counsel: impoverished minority communities and the young” “Clearly this is tragic” said Norm Nickens chairman of the National Minority AIDS Council at the time “But we couldn’t ask for a better spokesman” Five months after Johnson’s announcement Arthur Ashe the first African-American man to win a Grand Slam title became the second major sports figure to reveal that he too had been diagnosed with HIV He had likely contracted it after receiving a blood transfusion while undergoing surgery but had kept the diagnosis private until USA Today asked him to respond to rumors that he had the disease Tennis star Arthur Ashe accompanied by wife Jeanne announcing he contracted HIV after a blood transfusion on Apr 8 1992 in midtown Manhattan Michael Norcia/New York Post Archives—Getty Images “It was just bad luck that Ashe underwent major surgery after the AIDS epidemic began but before tests to detect the virus in the blood supply became available in 1985” TIME reported “Since then only 20 of the nation’s more than 200000 AIDS cases have come from transfusions of tested blood while nearly 4500 have been attributed to untested blood Nowadays according to the Centers for Disease Control the chances of contracting the disease from a transfusion are 1 in 61000 More people are killed by lightning” By the time Ashe died on Feb 6 1993 he had established the Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health was active in AIDS research efforts at Harvard and UCLA and gave speeches to raise awareness Shortly after his death his wife photographer Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe wrote a children’s book about Ashe and his young daughter to raise awareness about how a parent with the disease can still raise a child and live a fulfilling life As the 1990s continued and AIDS research made serious progress celebrities were an important factor in keeping that ball rolling Julie Andrews and Jeremy Irons during the 45th Annual Tony Awards on Jun 2 1991 at Minskoff Theater in New York City Ron Galella—WireImage/Getty Images For example actor Jeremy Irons is credited with popularizing the wearing of a red ribbon to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS research having worn one while hosting the Tony Awards on Jun 2 1991 The brainchild of activist group Visual AIDS the organization once said the color red was chosen “because of its connection to blood and the idea of passion not only anger but love” That awards ceremony was targeted because the epidemic had hit the theater community particularly hard And it was during the same period that Elton John established the Elton John AIDS Foundation partly inspired by the friendship he had formed with Ryan White an American teenager whose treatment after an AIDS diagnosis made headlines in the late 1980s John has also said that he took up the cause of AIDS awareness because he felt he had dodged a bullet by managing not to get infected As he said in 2012 “By all rights I shouldn’t be here today I should be dead six foot under in a wooden box I should have contracted HIV in the 1980s and died in the 1990s just like Freddie Mercury just like Rock Hudson Every day I wonder how did I survive” Diana Princess of Wales shakes hands with an AIDS victim as she opens a new ward for AIDS patients at the Middlesex Hospital on April 9 1987 in London Anwar Hussein/WireImage—Getty Images In the summer of 2018 his foundation launched a $12 billion partnership with Duke of Sussex Prince Harry focused on boosting diagnosis and testing of young men ages 24 to 35 Harry’s mother Princess Diana had also championed the cause shocking the world in 1987 when she shook a patient’s hand without wearing a glove during the opening of the first ward for HIV/AIDS patients at Middlesex Hospital in London At the time many people erroneously thought they could get the virus from that kind of casual contact The stigma was so pervasive however that the patient in the photo was reportedly the only one in the ward who agreed to be photographed and only on the condition that his back would be facing the camera The work celebrities did at the outset of the AIDS epidemic paid off in ways that go beyond the important work of destigmatization Thanks in part to the money and awareness they helped raise great progress has been made in the years since Freddie Mercury died Just a few years after Magic Johnson left the NBA treatments had advanced enough that he felt well enough to return to basketball in January of 1996 signing a $25 million contract for the second half of the season “Enjoy life” he was quoted saying at the time “Live I’m not just talking about people with HIV or AIDS but about people with problems or handicaps or whatever For people who have HIV come out and share your life with somebody and make them feel better” The Feb 12 1996 cover of TIME Walter Iooss Jr His NBA career ended that spring though internal disagreements with coaches and teammates not his health were cited as the reason But his career as a HIV/AIDS awareness spokesperson is still going strong After all because there’s still no cure for HIV or AIDS the role stars play in amplifying grassroots activism is no less important today than it was when Freddie Mercury first made news Correction: Nov 5 The original version of this story misstated the name of a Columbia University expert He is Ronald Bayer not Robert Bayer Write to Olivia B Waxman at [email protected] leaders struck a deal with the White House Monday night that would fund the government and raise the debt ceiling through the 2016 elections effectively removing the final fiscal cliff from President Barack Obamas tenure Congressional leaders are aiming to pass the bill which will face its first hurdle on the House floor Tuesday through the lower chamber before Paul Ryan in sworn in as the 62nd speaker on Thursday thus clearing most of the controversial legislation pending before Congress through the election or "cleaning out the barns" as House Speaker John Boehner pledged to do before he retires at the end of the month On Monday night as both chambers returned for votes in Washington leaders briefed members about the bones of the deal Republican senators left largely positive about the deal "There was no orthopedist in the room" chuckled Sen Johnny Isakson a Georgia Republican "There were no broken bones Not even a sprain so far as I saw" Read More: The Four Biggest Challenges for Speaker Ryan House Republicans were less impressed especially the right-wing Freedom Caucus a 40-member group who in the last month took down Boehner and his heir apparent Kevin McCarthy in their opposition to the establishment "Youve got five people negotiating this thing" scoffed Rep David Brat a Virginia Tea Partier who unseated Majority Leader Eric Cantor in a primary last year "I thought Republicans had the House and the Senate that’s not clear to me from this deal" Freedom Caucus members emerging from Monday nights meeting called on incoming speaker Ryan to oppose the deal Ryan meanwhile had little to say about the bill His office referred inquiries to Boehners office and noted that a final agreement had yet to be made But its hard to imagine Ryan moving to block what is essentially Boehners parting gift to his successor If passed into law the deal would clear the decks of controversial measures for both Ryan and the Republican presidential candidates many of who have watched Boehners abdication and the downfall of McCarthy roil the party at a time when it needs to begin uniting behind a platform and a candidate It will give Ryan more than a year of breathing room to establish his own speakership and governing style Highlights from the Career of House Speaker John Boehner in Pictures John Boehner stands with then-House Speaker Newt Gingrich at a news conference in 1997 Scott J Ferrell—Getty Images Boehner and George W Bush during a bill-signing ceremony in Hamilton Ohio in 2002 Tim Sloan—AFP/Getty Images Boehner introduces George W Bush during a rally in West Chester Ohio in 2004 Stephen Jaffe—AFP/Getty Images Boehner after being elected as House Republican leader on Capitol Hill in Washington on Feb 2 2006 Alex Wong—Getty Images Newly elected as Speaker of the House Boehner holds a gavel during the opening session of the 112th Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington on Jan 5 2011 Tim Sloan—AFP/Getty Images Boehner’s desk as Speaker Tim Davis for TIME Boehner plays golf with President Obama at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland in 2011 Mandel Ngan—AFP/Getty Images Boehner walks out of a meeting at the US Capitol ahead of a potential government shutdown in Washington in April 2011 Andrew Cutraro for TIME Boehner gestures toward President Obama as Joe Biden applauds during the president’s State of the Union address on Capitol Hill in Washington on Jan 28 2014 Charles Dharapak—AP Boehner walks to the House Chamber for a vote on the debt ceiling on Capitol Hill in Washington on Oct 16 2013 Alex Wong—Getty Images Boehner kisses former Democratic Speaker Nancy Pelosi during the first session of the 114th Congress in the House Chamber at the US Capitol in Washington on Jan 6 2015 Andrew Harrer—Bloomberg/Getty Images Pope Francis waves to crowd from the balcony of the US Capitol building after his address to a joint meeting of the US Congress in Washington on Sept 24 2015 Evy Mages—Getty Images Boehner becomes emotional during his last weekly news conference as Speaker on Capitol Hill in Washington on Oct 27 2015 Al Drago—CQ Roll Call/Getty Images 1 of 13 Advertisement The agreement would mitigate the effects of the sequesteracross the board cuts to the Pentagon and entitlements enacted when Congress failed to resolve the 2011 fiscal clifffor fiscal year 2016 to the tune of $25 billion apiece for the Pentagon and entitlements and $15 billion each for fiscal year 2017 It would also add $16 billion in additional discretionary spending also equally split for each fiscal year The $32 billion in additional funds which will be deposited in the Pentagons overseas contingency operations accountessentially a giant petty cash fundwould not be offset Finally it would mitigate projected cuts by 53% to Medicare Part B payments The bill would be partially offset according to staff from both sides of the aisle using spectrum sales crop subsidy reforms recalculating the formula for Social Security disability payments and by potentially adding a year to the back end of the sequester But as it currently stands it would only be about 70% offset something that will surely enrage fiscal conservatives The rest would draw from deficit spending In years past this was usually the moment the deal would collapse: House and Senate negotiators would come to a bipartisan deal only to see it derailed by conservative opposition in the House But this time Boehner has nothing to lose if he breaks the so-called Hastert rule and passes the deal on the backs of Democratic votes He will be gone from Congress by the end of the week Boehner had always planned to pass the baton to McCarthy by the end of the year but he moved that timeline up when he saw he could lose a confidence vote in his speakership "John intended to get the two-year budget and the debt ceiling done before he left with his departure date at the end of the year and I think when he moved up his departure date he was in a much better position to put together what was going to be a tough vote for a lot of Republicans and take the blame for us" says Sen Richard Burr a North Carolina Republican and one of Boehners closest friends "So it shouldnt shock us thats who he is" In his 24 years in Congress Boehner always wanted to be a dealmaker From his first days in office the only portrait he had hanging on his wall was one of the last speaker from Ohio Nicholas Longworth who famously held nightly bipartisan drinks with his Democratic counterpart John Nance Garner known as the "Bureau of Education" But Boehners Faustian bargain in 2010 empowering Tea Party candidates in order to take back the House resulted in another kind of education altogether one that proved politically fatal for the old-school institutionalist Boehner And so having been forced from his perch by a group of unruly conservatives punished for being too much like his idol Longworth in passing bipartisan compromises out of the House Boehner is finally poised to do what he never could freely do as Speaker: pass important legislation In doing so he saves the GOP from a bruising intra-party battleor at least punts it to after the election when it would theoretically do less political damage What will Boehner do when hes done committing political hari-kari "Go to Disneyland I imagine" 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