A storm is coming for all fans of adult films and it’s time to put a stop to it! Michael Weinstein, President of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), has been on a crazed one-man mission to force the adult industry in California to submit to a mandatory condom-only policy. On the surface this sounds perfectly rational, especially to a gay studio like Hot House, which has been a condom-only studio since our inception 20 years ago. However, further examination of Weinstein’s demands reveals that he’s also calling for the use of condoms for oral sex, dental dams for rimming, and protective eyewear for cast and crew, just to name a few. In the end a day on the set cold look less like a porn shoot and more like an ebola containment mission.
Earlier this week Weinstein further enraged the gay community when he attacked men who choose to take Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) medications by referring to Truvada as a party drug, basically slut-shaming gay men for being sexually active and taking a responsible role in their own healthcare. As if Weinstein’s actions and statements weren’t despicable enough, what’s even more shocking is that he’s using the AHF’s public funding and private donations to promote his own cause, blowing millions of dollars on billboards and media coverage that could be actually saving lives.
Take action! Mr. Los Angeles Leather 2014 Eric Paul Leue has created a Change.org petition calling for the removal of Weinstein from AHF. Sign it here and spread the word on social media with the hashtag #removeWeinstein to help raise awareness for this petition.
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