Middleton died in 2010 from lymphoma, according to WSMV. After being diagnosed with HIV/AIDS, he used his platform to raise awareness and tip money to raise funds for research. He eventually raised more than a million dollars.
Bianca Paige Day had been a celebration during Pride month long before the street renaming.
“Mark’s legacy in town is so memorable, and everything he’s done for HIV and AIDS,” Nashville resident Ron Sanford told WSMV. “Eleven years later, we’re still celebrating him and honoring him.”
Source: CNN – US News