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ABC Correspondent is HIV Positive, Says Peers Warned: ĎDonít, Itíll Ruin Youí
The Wrap.com ^ | 3/25/2018 | Matt Donnelly

Posted on 03/25/2018 8:24:05 PM PDT by Beave Meister

Karl Schmid, an on-camera reporter for ABC’s Los Angeles affiliate, came out as HIV positive on Friday night in a powerful Facebook post about stigma and acceptance.

The 37-year-old Australian import covers human interest stories and Hollywood on ABC7, reporting from events like the Academy Awards and the annual Vanity Fair Oscar party. After a decade living with HIV, Schmid said he came forward despite numerous industry peers urging him to stay quiet.

“For 10 years I’ve struggled with ‘do I or don’t I?’ For ten years the stigma and industry professionals have said, ‘don’t! It’ll ruin you,”’ wrote Schmid.

“But here’s the thing. I’m me. I’m just like you. I have a big heart and I want to be loved and accepted. I may be on TV from time to time, but at the end of the day I’m just an average guy who wants want we all want. To be accepted and loved by our friends and family and to be encouraged by our peers,” he said.

The post tagged charity T-shirt project The AIDS Memorial, which shares stories of “love, loss and remembrance” of those affected by the disease.

(Excerpt) Read more at thewrap.com ...


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KEYWORDS: abc; abc7; academyawards; aids; australia; california; degeneracy; degenerate; facebook; gay; gaynewsrooms; hiv; hollyweirdvalues; hollywood; karlschmid; lavendermafia; losangeles; oscars; pinkjournalism; vanityfair
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Prayers for Mr. Schmid, he will need them to get through this ordeal.
1 posted on 03/25/2018 8:24:05 PM PDT by Beave Meister
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Actual Title: ABC Correspondent Comes Out as HIV Positive, Says Industry Peers Warned: ‘Don’t, It’ll Ruin You’


2 posted on 03/25/2018 8:26:23 PM PDT by Beave Meister (Leave the gun. Take the cannoli....)
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To: Beave Meister

Blame Trump


3 posted on 03/25/2018 8:28:00 PM PDT by jennychase
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To: Beave Meister
Gay sex or Drugs?

Or both?

4 posted on 03/25/2018 8:28:37 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear ( Bunnies, bunnies, it must be bunnies!! Or maybe midgets....)
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To: Beave Meister

If the HIV was not already affecting his work performance, there was no practical reason to tell everybody his private business. I think he just wants more attention.
He’ll get it, but maybe not the way he seems to be expecting.


5 posted on 03/25/2018 8:30:38 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: Beave Meister

Who cares ?


7 posted on 03/25/2018 8:37:53 PM PDT by A strike (Academia is almost as racist as Madison Avenue)
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To: Max Tactical

Poofie here set up the news so he wont get fired bec if ABC knew about it, he would be let go. But this is ABC L.A. we’re talking about.


8 posted on 03/25/2018 8:40:02 PM PDT by max americana (Fired libtard employees 9 consecutive times at every election since 08'. I hope all liberals die.)
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To: Beave Meister

After a decade of living being positive? He was only 27 when he became infected.

How pathetically sad.


9 posted on 03/25/2018 8:40:05 PM PDT by Jane Long (Praise God, from whom ALL blessings flow.)
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To: A strike

Who cares ?

Bingo!


10 posted on 03/25/2018 8:40:15 PM PDT by heshtesh
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To: Beave Meister

Ain’t homosexuality wonderful?


11 posted on 03/25/2018 8:45:08 PM PDT by bray (Pray for President Trump)
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To: A strike

Like David Hogg, living rent free on Free Republic.


12 posted on 03/25/2018 8:46:03 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (MAGA/KAG!!!)
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To: Beave Meister

Peers Warned: ‘Don’t, It’ll Ruin You’

They should have warned him about all that is part and parcel of the homosexual lifestyle instead.


13 posted on 03/25/2018 8:47:42 PM PDT by LouieFisk
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... in a powerful Facebook post about stigma and acceptance.

A post about not allowing strangers to have sexual intercourse with your anus would be far more productive in the long run.

14 posted on 03/25/2018 8:48:03 PM PDT by Last Dakotan
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To: Beave Meister

Agree prayers for him but who warned him? Peers Morgan?


15 posted on 03/25/2018 8:50:12 PM PDT by greenishness
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To: Beave Meister

This would be shocking news in a world where perverts didn’t run the media.


16 posted on 03/25/2018 8:50:14 PM PDT by Telepathic Intruder
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear

I am going with Gay sex; but the media has changed the narrative that HIV is transmitted by heterosexual sex as often as gay sex....


17 posted on 03/25/2018 8:50:24 PM PDT by martinidon
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To: Beave Meister
and the little faggot thought we needed to know this because???
18 posted on 03/25/2018 8:50:37 PM PDT by Chode (You have all of the resources you are going to have. Abandon your illusions and plan accordingly.)
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To: Jane Long

Not sad at all.

He is lucky that it happened to him when it was treatable.

A decade before and he would have been worm food. He is very fortunate.

What’s more important, a Career in Showbiz (which is what the so called News Business is) or waking up every morning?

I know, here I am, a big meanie. Geez...


19 posted on 03/25/2018 8:53:45 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative ( An Amed Scoiety is a Polite Society. An Unarmed Society is North Korea.)
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To: Beave Meister

At least this will warn potential sexual partners.


20 posted on 03/25/2018 8:56:58 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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