Scroll To Top
People

The Legend of Zelda

The Legend of Zelda

Zeldaxlrg

The fearless contributions of one tough "mother."

 

Back in 1984, when the mere mention of aids induced panic, Poltergeist actress Zelda Rubinstein did something truly brave by lending her face to one of the first state-funded safe-sex campaigns directed at gay men. Posters depicting Rubinstein as a caring mom urging her "sons" to play safe were plastered all over Los Angeles's buses and buildings before going national and then international-they were spotted on phone booths as far away as Madrid. "I paid a very big price careerwise," Rubinstein says of the attention, which predated Elizabeth Taylor's and Madonna's AIDS involvement by at least a year. A quarter century after their debut, Rubinstein's posters have found a second life -- no seances required. Physician Irene Adams, an AIDS specialist in Brazil, is bringing Mother's lessons to her nation as part of a new youth outreach initiative. The 76-year-old Rubinstein is ready to help once again: "I would do a fund-raiser for this cause anywhere in the world."

Advocate Magazine - KehlaniAdvocate Channel Promotion

From our Sponsors

Most Popular

Be sure to follow Advocate on your favorite social platforms!

FacebookInstagramTwitterTikTok

Want more news, top stories, and videos? Check out the all NEW Advocate Channel!
Your 24/7 streaming source for equality news and lifestyle trends.
Click this link right now:
https://advocatechannel.com

Latest Stories