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January 13, 2014

Gay 'prisoner of conscience' dies in Cameroon

Roger Jean-Claude Mbede of Cameroon died after being released from prison. In 2011, Mbede got sentenced to 3 years in prison after sending a text message saying "I'm very much in love with you” to another man.

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Sean Sasser, Groundbreaking AIDS Activist Known for "The Real World," Dies at 44

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.

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July 16, 2013

Remembering Jazzie Collins, transgender activist

Jazzie Collins, a San Francisco transgender activist, died Thursday, July 11th, at Kaiser Permanente Hospital. She had been in poor health for several weeks, and passed away surrounded by loving friends. The cause of her death is still being determined.

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