Pedro Zamora: 20 Years Later
Although gone for two decades, Pedro is not forgotten. His legacy continues on in many ways. Earlier this year, the National AIDS Memorial Grove recently renamed its youth scholarship to honor Pedro. AIDS United offers a public policy fellowship in his name. In 2011, the Equality Forum made him an honoree for their LGBT History Month. And in 2009, MTV premiered a movie about his life.
In 1994, Pedro graced the cover of POZ on our third issue. Click here to read his cover story. As I mentioned in my June 2014 letter from the editor marking the 20th anniversary of POZ, I don’t remember for sure which issue of POZ I saw first, but I distinctly remember the Pedro issue. I never had the privilege of knowing him in person, but I was captivated -- and I still am.