Bobby Goldsmith (8 March 1946 – 18 June 1984) was one of Australia’s early victims of acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). Goldsmith was an Australian athlete and active gay community member who won 17 medals in swimming at the first Gay Olympics, in San Francisco in 1982.
Goldsmith was assisted by a network of friends who organised care for him, allowing him to live independently during his illness, until his death on Monday 18 June 1984. From this network emerged the Bobby Goldsmith Foundation, which is Australia’s oldest HIV/AIDS charity.
CEO Nick Lawson caught up with Bibi & The Big Blue (Thursdays 11pm) to talk about the Foundation and their upcoming major annual fundraiser.
To find out more visit their website http://www.bgf.org.au/