Danny acknowledged that he appreciates it. Homecoming “genuinely focused on my mental health journey,” he argued it not only did a disservice to his own story, but also those that came before him.
“What I want heard more than anything is that this was a failure to honor their own previous work and Pedro Zamora,”Danny said: “which was so important and forgotten.”
Pedro appeared on The Real World San Francisco in 1994 and became one of the first openly gay men living with HIV to be seen on television. Zamora, 22, died on November 11, 1994 from an AIDS related illness. He was only hours after being interviewed. Real World: San Francisco finale aired.
A statement to the Los Angeles Times, Bunim/Murray Productions—the production company responsible for The Real World—responded to Danny’s allegations that the HIV storyline was cut, saying it “has never shied away from sharing stories around HIV and AIDS”Since 1992, the franchise has been in existence.
“The Homecoming series ultimately focused on Danny’s mental health journey,”Bunim/Murray statement “which he shared publicly with all his former roommates for the first time.”