Sir Elton John has written a powerful op-ed piece in the first ever philanthropy issue of Billboard magazine.

Sir Elton writes about experience in the fight against AIDS, and his profound belief in the power of individuals to make positive change in the world.

“The music industry has the unique ability to unite people and to inspire profound social change,” he wrote. "That’s why I’m so honored to participate in Billboard’s first-ever philanthropy issue. Over the years, I’ve done my best to use the incredible platform that I’ve been blessed with to make a difference, particularly in the fight against AIDS.

“If we continue to harness the passion and the commitment — the energy of individuals, working tirelessly, doing whatever they can to make a difference — then I believe with all my heart that in my lifetime I will have seen the very first day, and also the very last day, of the AIDS epidemic.

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