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Sean O'Brien Strub (b. 1958) is a writer and activist who founded POZ magazine and POZ en Español, (for people impacted by HIV/AIDS), Mamm (for women impacted by breast cancer), Real Health (an African-American health magazine) and Milford Magazine (a regional title distributed in the Delaware River Highlands area of northeast Pennsylvania).
He is a long-term AIDS survivor  and has been an outspoken advocate for the self-empowerment movement for people with HIV/AIDS.  In 2009 he was president of Cable Positive, the cable and telecommunications' industry's AIDS response.   In 2010 he helped launch the Positive Justice Project at the Center for HIV Law & Policy and in 2012 founded The SERO Project (www.theseroproject.org), both efforts combating HIV criminalization.
In 1990, he ran for the U.S. House of Representatives to represent New York's 22nd congressional district. He was the first openly HIV+ candidate for federal office in the U.S. and received 46% of the Democratic primary vote. He was a long-time member of ACT UP New York. Strub produced an off-Broadway play, The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me, written by and starring David Drake, in 1992. 
Strub co-authored Rating America's Corporate Conscience (Addison-Wesley, 1985), a guide to corporate social responsibility, with Steve Lydenberg and Alice Tepper Marlin and Cracking the Corporate Closet (HarperBusiness, 1995) with Daniel B. Baker and Bill Henning.
He is an inaugural member of the WikiQueer Global Advisory Board.
Strub was an eyewitness to the murder of John Lennon in December 1980. Jeanne Downey, a TV reporter with Channel 2 - CBS interviewed Mr. Strub within an hour after Lennon had been killed. "Was there any kind of an exchange, do you know," Downey asked, "between Lennon and the suspect?" To that, Mr. Stub replied: "That's what the doorman [Jose Perdomo] said that there had been some sort of altercation or argument."
In 1981 Strub got playwright Tennessee Williams to sign the first fundraising letter for the Human Rights Campaign Fund, a then newly-formed political action committee which grew to become the largest organization in the U.S. advocating for LGBT equality.  In 1989 Strub asked pop artist Keith Haring to create a logo and poster to launch National Coming Out Day, now also a part of the Human Rights Campaign.  Strub was one of the AIDS activists who put a giant condom over then-US Senator Jesse Helms' suburban Washington home in 1991.
- Sean O. Strub, Bio, retrieved 2008-09-02
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- What's Wrong With The AIDS Movement from DIRELAND December 1, 2005
- Rachel Maddow Introduces Sean Strub
- Fighting AIDS, Peer to Peer from New York Times May 11, 2009
- Sender, Katherine (2005), Business, not politics, Columbia University Press, p. 255, ISBN 0-231-12734-0
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- Sherman, Phillip (1994), Uncommon Heroes: A Celebration of Heroes and Role Models for Gay and Lesbian Americans, Fletcher Press, p. 257
- Levin, Sue (1998), In The Pink, The Making of Successful Gay and Lesbian-owned Businesses, Routledge, p. 96, ISBN 0-7890-0579-4
- Badgett, M.V. Lee (2003), Money, Myths and Change: The Economic Lives of Lesbians and Gay Men, University of Chicago Press, p. 114, ISBN 0-226-03401-1
- Bailey, Robert W. (1999), Gay Politics, Urban Politics: Identity and Economics in the Urban Setting, Columbia University Press, p. xii, ISBN 0-231-09663-1
- Gluckman, Amy (1997), Homo Economics: Capitalism, Community, and Lesbian and Gay Life, Routledge, p. 12, ISBN 0-415-91379-9
- Chasin, Alexandra (2001), Selling Out: The Gay and Lesbian Movement Goes to Market, Palgrave Macmillan, p. 268, ISBN 0-312-23926-2
- A Village Home for a Man About Town from the New York Times October 21, 2008
- A Tour of Milford, Pennsylvania from Travel+Leisure March, 2009
- "WikiQueer:Global Advisory Board". WikiQueer. Retrieved March 27, 2013.
- Clendinen, Dudley (2001), Out For Good, Simon&Schuster, p. 440, ISBN 068481093 Check
- Sears, James Thomas (2005), Youth, Education and Sexualities, Greenwood Publishing Group, p. 583, ISBN 0-313-32748-3
- Condomizing Jesse Helms from Huffington PostJuly 17, 2008
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