But this would not happen unless stigmatism around HIV/Aids was dealt with."If we can de-stigmatise this disease once and for all, we are really going to beat this disease," he said.'Not a faggots' disease'"This is not a faggots' disease anymore. This is a worldwide disease that affects everybody."Let's get rid of this disgusting stigma and get these people who are such fascists, such idiots, to understand that people have a right to live with dignity."The singer is passionate about fighting Aids and in 1992 set up the Elton John Aids Foundation, which supports HIV prevention programmes and efforts to eliminate stigma and discrimination.It has raised more than $200m since its inception.John is in Australia as pressure increases on the ruling Labor party to reverse a national ban on same-sex marriages and he encouraged the government to change the law."People have a right to live a right to live with dignity. We're all treated equal and it is about time Australians got the same-sex marriage together as well," he said.Prime Minister Julia Gillard personally opposes same-sex marriage, but her centre-left Labor party is being urged to reverse the ban when it debates policy changes at its party conference this weekend.
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