Two of Taylors best friends, Rock Hudson (who died of AIDS) and Montgomery Clift were gay.
From TMZ via Time Magazine today:
Friends and family of Elizabeth Taylor may get unexpected visitors at her funeral — picketers from the Westboro Baptist Church.
Margie Phelps, daughter of the hate group’s leader Fred Phelps, tweeted Wednesday that they would picket Taylor’s funeral, most likely because of Taylor’s gay friends and humanitarian work against AIDS. Phelps also tweeted several attacks on Taylor, including “RIP Elizabeth Taylor is in hell as sure as you’re reading this & getting mad as a wet hen. She should’ve obeyed God. Too late!”
Taylor was a prominent AIDS activist, starting the American Foundation for AIDS Research after the 1985 death of Rock Hudson. In 25 years, the foundation raised over $100 million. (via TMZ)