Twitter users get their Freddie on for Freddie For A Day

5 Sep 201297 Views

Freddie Mercury performsin New Haven, Connecticut, in 1978 with his band Queen. Image via Wikimedia Commons

Fans of Freddie Mercury are donning moustaches, sparkles and tight pants in the style of the former Queen frontman and are showing off the results on Twitter, all as a part of Freddie For A Day.

To honour what would have been Mercury’s 66th birthday today, the Mercury Phoenix Trust – an AIDS charity established in his name in 1992 – is encouraging everyone to be Freddie For A Day to raise awareness for the cause.

Freddie For A Day participants can also raise funds to fight AIDS by encouraging friends, family and colleagues to sponsor them in exchange for dressing up as the singer.

Mercury was diagnosed with AIDS in 1987 and he died in November 1991.

Here’s a look at how some Twitter users are remembering him by taking part in Freddie For A Day:

Alison

@AlisonEJCurtis

EmKateD

@EmKateD

KathVelez

@KathVelez

PhantomFeedback

@PhantomFeedback

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Eimisum

@Eimisum

LBecart

@LBecart

@lerique81

@lerique81

@snickfelton

@snickfelton

@helenwoolf

@helenwoolf

@RamonMamona

@RamonMamona

Tina Costanza has held senior editorial positions at daily newspapers in Ottawa and Toronto

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