Remember on the first season of MTV’s Real World when Puck put his fingers in the peanut butter and all the housemates flipped on him? Yeah, that was gross. That was also the same season that Pedro Zamora gave millions of young Americans a human face to the life of a gay man living with HIV. Sadly, Pedro lost his battle in 1994.
The Virginia League for Planned Parenthood hosts a viewing party of MTV’s documentary, Pedro.
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
7:45pm – 10:15pm
Metropolitan Community Church
2501 Park Avenue
Planned Parenthood Federation of America is proud to partner with MTV and the Kaiser Family Foundation to inform young people about sexually transmitted infections and encourage routine testing and treatment. The premier of MTV’s profoundly touching documentary, Pedro, provides us with an opportunity to begin an honest conversation about the realities of sexually transmitted infections, including HIV/AIDS.
Pedro follows Pedro Zamora, an HIV-positive Cuban-American who brought the HIV/AIDS crisis into mainstream America’s homes through his role on MTV’s The Real World: San Fransico. Pedro celebrates the extraordinary life of Pedro Zamora, who found out he was HIV-positive at 17 and made the decision to dedicate the rest of his life speaking out about his condition in an attempt to raise awareness about the disease and even testified before Congress to argue for more explicit HIV/AIDS educational programs for youth of color.
When Pedro joined the cast of The Real World in 1993, he brought his story and his message to MTV’s young audience. In honor of STI awareness month, please join us to watch the premier of this touching documentary and stay after for a discussion!
RSVP by: March 31, 2009 at 5:00 pm (Eastern Time)
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