A Profile of Sean Strub, Founder of POZ Magazine

Courtesy Sean Strub

Courtesy Sean Strub


A politician, an activist, a journalist, an author, a survivor.

Is there anything Sean Strub hasn’t done?

The founder of POZ magazine, the first openly HIV positive person to ever run for Congress, and a whole resume of more accomplishments, Strub spoke with The Mirror about his life and his book “Body Counts: A Memoir of Politics, Sex, AIDS, and Survival.”

Strub’s story begins in his hometown of Iowa City, Iowa, where the youngster was surrounded by the student demonstrations at the University of Iowa. He witnessed the cry for black power, women’s liberation, and a plea to end the war in Vietnam. It also opened his eyes to his own sexuality.

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