James Darling, The Underemployed Porn Star

James Darling, The Underemployed Porn Star

Lux Alptraum profiles James Darling, who “isn’t like most up-and-coming porn performers”: As it happens, he’s a trans man (meaning he’s a man who was born in a female body), and that greatly limits the amount of work he can get. Trans women looking to perform sex work have numerous options, but for trans men, […]

 

A Final Walk On The Wild Side: RIP Lou Reed

A Final Walk On The Wild Side: RIP Lou Reed

Glamorizing drug abuse has almost become a badge of honor for rock stars — but few have done so with such cynical abandon as Lou Reed, the hard-living singer who died yesterday aged 71. Indeed, so defiantly self-destructive was his lifestyle that the biggest shock for those who followed his turbulent career is how he […]

 

Oklahoma Gay Couple To Marry Despite Ban

Oklahoma Gay Couple To Marry Despite Ban

CONCHO, Okla., Oct. 23 (UPI) — A gay couple said they legally obtained a marriage license in Oklahoma even though the state has a constitutional ban against same-sex marriages. Jason Pickel and Darren Blackbear had initially planned to get married in Iowa, but decided instead to travel an hour away to Concho to get a […]

 

‘Not ideal’: Gay porn star jailed while wearing pink

Pink and prison don’t mix. Just ask Navy seaman turned gay porn star Richard Caswell, who was tossed in jail after he angrily barged into the Hell’s Kitchen studio of adult film mogul Michael Lucas last month. “Wearing pink to jail isn’t ideal,” Caswell said Monday as he left a Manhattan courthouse after being charged […]

 

Christie withdraws same-sex marriage challenge, as NJ recognizes unions

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Monday withdrew his challenge to legalized same-sex marriage in the state, after a court determined that the appeal is not likely to prevail. The decision by Christie came as, in response to the court move, the state on Monday began to recognize same-sex marriages. Christie’s administration formally withdrew the […]

 

Montenegro: Cops Clash With Anti Gay Extremists At Gay Pride March

Montenegro: Cops Clash With Anti Gay Extremists At Gay Pride March

Police in Montenegro fired teargas to repel anti-gay extremists who threw stones and firebombs at officers protecting a gay pride march on Sunday. As many as 60 people were injured in the clashes. The violence occurred when the attackers tried to break through police lines to reach those taking part in the march in Podgorica. […]