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Sean Sasser Dies of Lung Cancer At Age 44 (Another AIDS death 3 decades early).
NewsOxy ^ | August 12, 2013 | Kara Gilmour

Posted on 08/19/2013 12:50:29 PM PDT by xzins

​Sean Sasser from MTV’s “The Real World: San Francisco” has died at the age of 44, his longtime partner said. Sasser, who had been HIV positive for 25 years, died Wednesday from mesothelioma, a rare form of lung cancer.

The reality star died in the Washington home he shared with Michael Kaplan. While he was not one of the original cast members on “The Real World,” he became a household name as his relationship with Pedro Zamora was explored during the show’s third season in 1994. The couple’s exchange of vows during a commitment ceremony, the first ever broadcast on U.S. television, became a landmark moment in TV history.

The couple began dating during the taping of the series. Their relationship and Zamora’s battle with AIDS while living in “The Real World” house with seven strangers became must-see-TV for teens and young adults, many of whom had never been exposed to a gay couple, much less someone living with HIV.

Zamora, who had been diagnosed with AIDS at age 17, was a well-known AIDS activist at the time he was cast on the show at age 21. Sasser, who was also working as an activist and educator, also revealed on the show that he was HIV positive.

During the taping of the series, Zamora’s health took a turn.

“This wasn’t a romantic death. It wasn’t a heroic death. It was horrible, and Sean couldn’t do anything except watch it happen,” fellow co-star Judd Winick told the online magazine POZ in 1997. Winick chronicled his friendship with Zamora and Sasser in the graphic novel “Pedro and Me: Friendship, Loss and What I Learned.”

Zamora died on Nov. 11, 1994, with Sasser at his side just hours after the airing of the final episode of the season, which featured the two men exchanging their vows, according to MTV.

Sasser continued his work as an AIDS activist and educator.

Sasser recently moved from Portland, Oregon, to Washington when Kaplan took a job with AIDS United, a non-profit group. The couple had dated off and on for years since the 1990s, but moved in together about six years ago, Kaplan said.

His illness evolved quickly, with the July diagnosis of stage 4 mesothelioma following a June blood test showing an abnormality, Kaplan said.


TOPICS: Society; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: agitprop; aids; culturewar; earlydeathsentence; gay; gaymarriage; gaypride; hollywood; homosexualagenda; lavendermafia; obituary; pinkjournalism; pride

1 posted on 08/19/2013 12:50:30 PM PDT by xzins
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To: All

Thank You, Chris Christie


2 posted on 08/19/2013 12:51:47 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: xzins

Nature’s self cleaning mode on display.


3 posted on 08/19/2013 12:54:42 PM PDT by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: xzins

Real world SF has a problem with asbestos dont ya know


4 posted on 08/19/2013 12:57:08 PM PDT by ronnie raygun (liberty amendments.............. get to work!)
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To: xzins

One less viewer for ABC’s upcoming gay rights miniseries.....


5 posted on 08/19/2013 12:57:23 PM PDT by massmike (At the heart of every Paul-bot argument is the fear that someone will keep them from their weed!)
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To: Mouton

Mother Nature’s Rules...

Rule #1: No Poofters!


6 posted on 08/19/2013 1:00:08 PM PDT by Old Sarge (Opinions are like orgasms: only mine count, and I couldn't care less if you have one...)
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To: xzins

My guess is this has little to do with asbestos...


7 posted on 08/19/2013 1:06:56 PM PDT by ejonesie22 (8/30/10, the day Truth won.)
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To: xzins

AIDS at 17?????


8 posted on 08/19/2013 1:07:41 PM PDT by AppyPappy (Obama: What did I not know and when did I not know it?)
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To: xzins

Sean Sasser? Honestly, never heard of him.


9 posted on 08/19/2013 1:13:06 PM PDT by Kevin in California
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To: xzins

Who? The only Sasser known is the Daffyset Jim Sasser.


10 posted on 08/19/2013 1:13:27 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: xzins

I have said for years — to friends and more than a few radio audiences — that the homosexual community wants the legal right to perform in public acts for which a heterosexual couple would — and should — be arrested for indecency.  If you’ve ever seen the images of how the queers in Frisco and New Orleans behave during their periodic “celebrations” of their “deathstyle,” it has already happened there.   The next two years will give the Nancy Pelosi crowd a chance to federalize their deathstyle.
 
I really don’t care HOW they got to where they are — recruited or via genetic predisposition — in their genitalia worship (and that’s what it is), I just don’t want them demonstrating their explicit sexual behavior in front of our kids and grandkids.  ADULT homosexuals have the same right as the rest of us to do nearly whatever they wish IN THE BEDROOM, where it belongs.
 
Why do I call it a “deathstyle?”  For over 20 years, my wife was a member of a well-known ladies chorus.  One of their first directors was a gifted musician who also happened to be openly homosexual.  He died a slow, agonizing death — at age 43 — of AIDS.  How “gay” could THAT be? Most homosexuals — many of whom have as many as several hundred unprotected encounters a year — ARE dead at an early age of HIV infections which explains why there are so few OLD homosexuals. And even that “protection” ain’t. With even the condom manufacturers admitting to a 20% failure rate, it’s akin to playing Russian roulette with your willie.

Bill Clinton’s CDC released figures a few years ago reflecting that fully 85% of all AIDS/HIV cases are
1. Active, non-monogamous homosexuals, (the largest subset)
2. Heterosexuals and bisexuals who have had sex with group 1 and
3. IV drug abusers who share needles.
(Kinda gives new meaning to Romans 6:23, doesn’t it?)
The remaining 15% are those who have contracted AIDS via other, non-sexual/non-drug means SUCH AS TRANSFUSIONS OF TAINTED BLOOD (which one homosexual “leader” on the West Coast URGED his fellow homosexuals to CONTINUE to attempt to contaminate in order to involve the straight community in the push to increase federal funding for AIDS research).

What a guy — er — GAY!


11 posted on 08/19/2013 1:14:10 PM PDT by Dick Bachert (“To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.”- Voltaire)
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To: xzins
As for this story, never having watched any of this and never having engaged in these kind of behaviors, it is like a stranger died. Sorrow for those left bereaved but that is about it.

HOWEVER, what did catch my eye was this little piece; " ... died Wednesday from mesothelioma, a rare form of lung cancer." I could have sworn from watching COMMERCIALS on some cable channels, that mesothelioma was a raging disease, or at least so according to "Doug", right? Lawyers still seem to chase ambulances, especially on TV!

12 posted on 08/19/2013 1:17:22 PM PDT by SES1066 (Government governs best when it governs least!)
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To: xzins

Sean’s dead? Shean’s dead? Oh, my goodness.

(Who in the hell was he?)

Oh. Another homosexual bit the dust? Now that is a surprise.


13 posted on 08/19/2013 1:19:43 PM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: xzins

cancer = AIDS

That’s what they all say. They can’t summon the courage to believe the truth


14 posted on 08/19/2013 1:23:19 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Travon... Felony assault and battery hate crime)
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To: xzins

44 is old for a homosexual.

Pray for America to Wake Up


15 posted on 08/19/2013 1:51:28 PM PDT by bray (Coming soon: The Republic of Texas 2022)
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To: xzins

16 posted on 08/19/2013 1:57:06 PM PDT by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: xzins

I do remember the AIDS ridden homo Pedro on that show, but I stopped watching after they kicked out the only interesting guy, Puck, who used to make fun of the gay guy pretty mercilessly.


17 posted on 08/19/2013 2:02:58 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: xzins
...he became a household name ...

Not in my household.

I never heard of him before today.

18 posted on 08/19/2013 2:07:29 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: xzins

Article is entirely too long. A condensed article saving a large part of a forest and a few hours of a coal generating electric plant.

Sick Queer up and dies .... queer community mourns.


19 posted on 08/19/2013 2:08:25 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (The only growth industries left under Progressives are government and poverty.)
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To: xzins

Super Friends: AIDS Walk Takes Over Downtown PDX

http://www.byronbeck.com/home/962-super-friends-aids-walk-2011-in-downtown-portland.html


20 posted on 08/19/2013 2:16:24 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: DuncanWaring

“The Real World” house with seven strangers became must-see-TV for teens and young adults”

How could you have missed it?


21 posted on 08/19/2013 2:54:32 PM PDT by Rennes Templar (Mr. President, can you hear a special prosecutor now?)
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To: xzins

celebrating the death of another nobody


22 posted on 08/19/2013 2:56:12 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: GeronL

He’s apparently a queer nobody


23 posted on 08/19/2013 2:58:31 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Travon... Felony assault and battery hate crime)
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To: VRWC For Truth

Or some baseball player named Mackey.


24 posted on 08/19/2013 3:02:11 PM PDT by rabidralph (Gray State Movie)
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To: Rennes Templar

"Next time, ask! Nobody eats Bob Dole's peanut butter without asking!"

25 posted on 08/19/2013 3:02:45 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: bert

qurobody?


26 posted on 08/19/2013 3:04:06 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: xzins
Since I joined FR in 1998 I have been posting re: the HIV scam perpetrated on not only Americans, but the world. Many of you youngsters here were not of age when I first read the initial report in Lancet back in the late 70's. Duesberg (by the way the Father of Retroviruses) attempted to alert everyone with his manifesto, 'Inventing the AIDS Virus', but he was only scorned by the leftist elites. In the old days my friends, if you were judged HIV positive, it was a death sentence. You had less than months to live. The world was on fire. The sky was falling. You get the picture.

Everyone rushed to get an HIV test. But of course, since they had all failed high school biology and chemistry they had no idea that it was an ANTIBODY test (which is absolutely meaningless) rather than an ANTIGEN test. You get the idea.

So now the homos live 25 years!!! Ah, the wonders of science. And we all paid for this absolute nonsense!!

Doc Savage

27 posted on 08/19/2013 3:26:05 PM PDT by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: bert
He’s apparently a queer nobody

And now he's a dead queer nobody.

28 posted on 08/19/2013 3:38:44 PM PDT by Veggie Todd (Still crazy after all these beers.)
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To: AppyPappy
AIDS at 17?????

No doubt an alum of Troop 210,San Francisco.

29 posted on 08/19/2013 3:41:35 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (If Obama Had A City It Would Look Like Detroit)
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To: xzins

Live dumb, die young.

Or as Darwin may say: nonsurvival of the unfittest.


30 posted on 08/19/2013 3:50:12 PM PDT by Vision Thing
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To: xzins

‘the first ever broadcast on U.S. television, became a landmark moment in TV history. ‘

Hmmm...Landmarks are not what they used to be.


31 posted on 08/19/2013 4:13:48 PM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: xzins

remember kids, the lesson here is: smoking kills


32 posted on 08/19/2013 4:23:10 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy (Drone strike on Michael Grunwald: you know it makes sense)
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To: xzins
...he became a household name as his relationship with Pedro Zamora was explored during the show’s third season in 1994...

Uh, no, he didn't become a "household name". This so-called journalist is a liar.

33 posted on 08/19/2013 4:46:36 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: xzins
...he became a household name as his relationship with Pedro Zamora was explored during the show’s third season in 1994...

Uh, no, he didn't become a "household name". This so-called journalist is a liar.

34 posted on 08/19/2013 4:46:39 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: xzins
...he became a household name as his relationship with Pedro Zamora was explored during the show’s third season in 1994...

Uh, no, he didn't become a "household name". This so-called journalist is a liar.

35 posted on 08/19/2013 4:46:43 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Rennes Templar

My dad used to say “There’s always 10% that don’t get the word”.


36 posted on 08/19/2013 5:47:01 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: GeronL

The point is that he died 3 decades early of AIDS, another homosexual dying decades earlier than the general population. I added that to the title to explain the point of posting this, but it was removed for whatever reason as of this post. I’ve asked why. Who knows? Maybe it will be restored.


37 posted on 08/19/2013 5:52:14 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: GeronL

The point is that he died 3 decades early of AIDS, another homosexual dying decades earlier than the general population. I added that to the title to explain the point of posting this, but it was removed for whatever reason as of this post. I’ve asked why. Who knows? Maybe it will be restored.


38 posted on 08/19/2013 5:52:24 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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