- Every time I tell somebody I am HIV positive,
it gets as hard--
it's as hard asthe first time I did it.
- Pedro Zamora represented a lot for me.
He was an openly gay Latino manon television
and it made me feel a little less lonely.
Beyond that, he was so willingto be vulnerable and honest
in the face of so many obstacles.
- I have AIDS.
- To speak so freely and openly about his own HIV status
was important for our community to really educate us
and bring awareness to the issue.
MTV was willing to have a conversation
that no other network,really, at the time
was willing to have,
and really understood the power of images,
and the seedsof marriage equality,
which we saw bloom in 2015, were planted on MTV.
- I love you.
- I don't thinkit's exaggeration or hyperbole
to say that Pedro Zamorachanged the world.