RIP George Michael, LGBT Rights Champion

Alongside his legacy as a musician and composer, George Michael will be remembered for his unapologetic stance as an openly gay man, and for his support of LGBT and HIV/AIDS causes.

As ¬†this report from The Guardian reminds us, he came out in 1998 after being arrested by an undercover police office in the US. He was accused of engaging in “a lewd act”, and refused to treat¬†the incident as a source of shame.