This Monday OutQ will host a special celebrating the 20th anniversary of 'The Real World: San Francisco' and honoring the life of cast member Pedro Zamora.
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Sean Sasser, forerunning AIDS activist and former GLAAD employee best known for his relationship and on-screen marriage to Pedro Zamora in the 90s MTV reality show "The Real World," has died at the age of 44. Friends say mesothelioma, a rare form of lung cancer typically linked to an immune system compromised by AIDS, was the cause of Sasser's death.
In recognition of Transgender Awareness week, GLAAD presents some of the most groundbreaking representations of transgender people that have raised awareness of the community in mainstream audiences.
On World AIDS Day, we commemorate those who have been lost to the epidemic while also showing unity in continued efforts to fight it and recognizing the ways it has reshaped our world. Much of that has been reflected in film and television addressing HIV/AIDS, though attention to the epidemic hasn’t always remained consistent.