Elizabeth Taylor, the Hollywood star and AIDS activist who ABC News called “the most beautiful woman in the world,” had ten grandchildren. All of them bear a striking resemblance to the silver screen staple, but perhaps most especially Quinn Tivey. Not only did Tivey inherit Taylor’s dark hair and violet eyes, he also seemed to have inherited her causes.
In 2021, Quinn Tivey, who is an officer for The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation, wrote an essay on their “HIV Is Not A Crime” initiative, which was published by People. The essay opened,
“Thirty years ago, my grandma founded the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation to provide direct care for people living with and affected by HIV and AIDS. The fight against HIV/AIDS was such a vital part of her legacy, and although the fight is far from over, I’m honored to see ETAF continue her work — educating legislators, raising awareness for the public, disproving myths and decreasing fear and stigma. I know grandma would be proud of this work too.”
Not just a pretty face, huh?
The “HIV Is Not A Crime” initiative, in partnership with Gilead, is attempting to change archaic laws, which target the HIV positive community. “People living with HIV in more than 30 states are being charged and branded as criminals because of their status,” Tivey went on, in his essay. “Furthermore, in most HIV-related cases in these states, neither proof of transmission nor intent to harm is required for conviction.”
Tivey told Town and Country how he came to work for the foundation, soon after his grandmother’s death.
“Hearing from people personally about how the work that she had done touched so many people, my cousin and I were both so moved. I immediately thought, I need to get more involved. I want to dive into the deep end of this. Through that experience, we had the opportunity to see how crucial it was for her family to be participating in her legacy.”