"There's no way we would've gotten through that without a heavy dose of sex, love, humor, community."
Bean was a minister, gospel singer, and longtime supporter of LGBTQ+ and HIV causes.
"We encourage you to share this information with your fans and followers, and become an agent of truth and change," the letter says.
Castro-Bojorquez is being remembered as "a passionate advocate who spoke truth to power in defense of his community."
The historic New York-based organization provides life-saving services.
The gay actor revealed that he was drawing on real-life experiences for his character, Pray Tell.
"We have to do a better job in educating our youth. They're bearing the burden of this virus," says Gina Brown.