Last year, the gay adult studio Icon Male launched a new site named Noir Male whose tagline is “Showcases Black Men as They Deserve to Be Seen.” However, one of its biggest name performers, Jacen Zhu, has quit the studio, stating, “We are being used to sell a product that doesn’t cater to our community.”
Before we get into it, any casual observer of gay adult videos knows that the medium generally has a poor and problematic record of handling race and performers of color.
An informal 2015 study of five mainstream studios — Men.com, Sean Cody, BelAmi Online, Randy Blue and Helix Studios — found that of each one’s roster of performers only 0.8 to 10% were black (compared to the estimated 12.1% of black men in the general U.S. population).
Black performers are typically used in scenes far less often than white ones, and many scenes in gay adult videos showcase black men as submissive arrestees or hung thugs. Black performers are also siloed into low-production niche sites catering specifically to black men.
That’s why it seemed like such a breath of fresh air when Noir Male appeared, promising some long overdue representation with decent production quality.
But in a series of tweets, Zhu wrote (link NSFW):
I stopped working for Noir Male when I woke up. When I saw that everything was a lie and I would like to apologize for [helping] the wolves in suits to sell this lie. Wake up y’all and see it’s not about us.
I [want] to be clear: I’m not angry I just sat back and watched as the aspiration didn’t meet the reality. We are being used to sell a product that doesn’t cater to our community.
As the gay adult gossip writer Zachary Sire explains, “Icon Male and Noir Male are part of the Canadian straight porn conglomerate Mile High Media, which is owned by a straight white man named Jon Blitt.” Sire points out that when Noir Male launched, only 44% of its 29 actors were black; today that ratio is 55% (37 out of 67).
It makes sense that a black gay adult studio would feature white and non-black performers to appeal to a wide swath of viewers, but if Zhu’s tweets are any indication, the gay adult video industry still hasn’t figured out how black men “deserve to be seen.”
We have reached out to Noir Male for comment and will update this story if they respond.
Written by: Daniel Villareal. 02 April 2019. Undertones. Queerty.com
Billboard music magazine has fired Patrick Crowley—senior director of Billboard Pride, the magazine’s LGBTQ section—for “unprofessional behavior” and violating “the company’s ethical and professional standards” after Nik Thakkar, a non-binary pansexual new-wave/post-punk musician who performs as NEO 10Y, publicly accused Crowley of sexual harassment. Since Thakkar’s accusation, other artists have made similar accusations against Crowley.
Thakkar claimed that Crowley had them removed from the magazine’s November 2018 Pride Playlist of LGBTQ-identified artists after Thakkar refused to send Crowley nudes pictures via Instagram direct message.
Buzzfeed reports, “On October 9, 2018, Thakkar contacted Crowley to enquire whether a new interview with him about his new song, Dopamine, would run as expected the following day.”
Crowley responded, “This is completely disrespectful to me as an editor,” adding that he’d be “highly irritable about this situation for a while.” He then began to complain that men on Instagram only hit him up when they want to take advantage of his position, and added that he couldn’t get to sleep because he left his Klonopin, a sedative, at work.
Crowley then said that porn sometimes helps him sleep and added:
“Maybe one day a cute boy will send me unsolicited nudes in my DMs. That’s your homework. Find me a decent looking guy to send me nudes and give me occasional compliments lol….Nudes as many as they want….They can be a photo or artist, honestly don’t care anymore…I’ll just put them on the cover of the magazine! Why not…what’s integrity. Nudes would be good. [My attempts to fall asleep aren’t] working because no one sent nudes.”
Thakkar reportedly didn’t respond to the requests to send nudes. Meanwhile, Crowley played the self-effacing victim, calling himself “worthless and ugly,” “a potato with bad stubble” and “not even f*ckable.”
Finally, Crowley told Thakkar to e-mail nude pictures to the Billboard overnight editor in Australia and to CC him. “I’ll give you his email to send him nudes,” Crowley wrote.
Thakkar never sent the nudes. Though the magazine ran the interview about Thakkar’s new song, and Thakkar was later informed that they were removed from the Pride Playlist “by an editor.”
Here’s an image of Patrick Crowley:
Thakkar decided to speak out about the harassment because of the #MeToo movement and because they feared that other young artists might be harassed in a similar way.
“It’s such a big brand and it’s so unfair,” Thakkar told Buzzfeed. “I felt like there was an agenda that I wasn’t aware of. So, when I’m getting 10 messages about nudes I try to push it away, but politely, within a mature and kind way of doing it that doesn’t fuck up my relationship with the biggest music publication in the world.”
A Billboard spokesperson told Buzzfeed, “Like any responsible news organization, Billboard regards the idea of blacklisting as repugnant. It never has and never would blacklist anyone. We thank you for bringing this issue to our attention and we regret the unprofessional behavior, which does not reflect our company’s standards.”
Following Thakkar’s story, other male musicians have come forward with similar tales about Crowley, including “Michael Medrano, a Los Angeles-based indie pop artist; Kisos, a New York-based publicist and musician; Alextbh, a queer artist in Malaysia; and Mosayac, a Nashville singer,” according to The Advocate.
In one text message exchange with Kisos, Crowley asks to “Netflix and chill.” In his exchange with Mosayac, Crowley requests “a hard pic in undies with it poking out a lil,” adding “send me what I wannnnt… clothes offfffff.”
Crowley’s lawyers have sent cease-and-desist letters to these men for “defamation.”
The Advocate says that the artists allegedly harassed by Crowley will soon release a joint statement.
Written by: Daniel Villarreal. 22 March 2019. queerty.com
The 29-year-old first became interested in wrestling at the age of eight, when his brother introduced him to his first ever wrestling show. ‘It was like watching real life superheroes.' Ever since then, he became fascinated with the spectacle and the physical endurance of the sport.
He said he wasn’t very confident in himself while growing up.
Marshall started his wrestling career in 2015, at the age of 26. He was in sales before he started working on his dream of becoming a wrestler. He now wrestles for Perth-based wrestling company Southern Hemisphere Wrestling Alliance. For almost 10 years, they’ve held monthly shows all across Western Australia’s capital city.
Marshall’s wrestling persona is a ‘much more cocky, arrogant and aggressive version of myself, turned up to 11,’ he revealed.
He trains two to four times a week, for two hours at a time. Marshall said it’s ‘a lot of rolls and falls training with huge amounts of cardio.’
Wrestling is also the reason he got into his personal training career. ‘Wrestling had always been the reason I got into fitness and is a big part of what keeps me going,’ he said. ‘I wanted to be a wrestler since I was 10 and am finally living the dream.’
Around the time Marshall started wrestling, his life also changed dramatically for another reason – he came out as gay.
‘I had hooked up with guys in my early years of high school, although it was always in secret,’ he said. ‘I ended up in and out of relationships with girls.
‘The last one when I was 18 – that lasted for seven years. I told her when we were 23 I was bi but [she said] as long as I loved her, she didn’t care,’ he said. But by the age of 25, he couldn’t keep it in anymore. He came out to his girlfriend as gay and then they broke up.
‘We are still friends to this day,’ he said. ‘I owed it to myself to explore [it] at a mature age.’
When he told his family and friends he was gay, they were all supportive. He said: ‘Fortunately, not a single person has been negative towards my coming out.
‘My family – even a very homophobic uncle – were all very supportive,’ he said.
Dave Marshall said his fellow wrestlers have been completely supportive of his sexuality. ‘Southern Hemisphere Wrestling Alliance has been like a family to me since day one,’ the gay wrestler said. ‘They don’t treat me any different.’
The 6’3″ Aussie said he’s not experienced any homophobia during his wrestling career, although his sexuality isn’t part of his onstage persona.
When asked if he would consider introducing it to his character, he responded: ‘As long as it’s done in a correct way, I am not against it. ‘It shouldn’t change much,’ he said. He then added: ‘[Being gay] is not any different to being straight.’
Soon after Marshall broke up with his girlfriend in 2015, he started dating guys. He began a relationship with a man, lasting about three years. They only recently broke up.
But before they did, his ex encouraged him to start an OnlyFans account. OnlyFans is a subscription-based platform that allows users to access X-rated content from someone, with a small monthly fee. Marshall wasn’t initially sure about starting it so took some time to think.
The gay wrestler eventually began posting content in March this year and says he wanted it to be a little different. He explained: ‘After some thought, I did start it up with part [of the] proceeds going to Beyond Blue – a suicide prevention charity.’ The reason he wanted to help this charity is because his dad took his own life last year.
In an Instagram post, Marshall revealed: ‘The reason the money I raise from my OnlyFans goes towards Beyond Blue is seeing everyday how big depression and anxiety has become in society and almost overlooked. ‘[It’s my] first time saying this but my father took his life last year.’
Marshall then added: ‘Older men have a “Harden the fuck up” mentality they were brought up with.
‘Stats on LGBT in this area are quite scary too so I hope I can in some way, give back to my community. Positivity is everything,’ he said.
So far, Marshall has raised $5,000AUD ($3,617US) for the suicide prevention charity. He posts regular updates to his Instagram about the initiative, including screenshots of the confirmation emails Beyond Blue sends him after every donation.
Marshall recently started dating someone new, but says his new boyfriend is not publicly out as gay so it wouldn’t be fair to name him. ‘We have very similar values,’ Marshall revealed. ‘He is very driven in his work, has a passion for fitness and makes me feel like a million dollars. ‘And of course is gorgeous,’ he jokes.
20 is either a lucky number or adult gay porn star Bryce Evans has a desire to set a record. It appears that Mr. Evans has been arrested again. Over the past 20 years he has been arrested for burglary, grand theft auto, battery, drug possession and DUIs.
Now according to Str8UpGayPorn, Evans has gotten arrested again and has reached a new personal record in number of mug shots. On top of that, Bryce the 44-year-old performer who has worked for gay porn companies like Peter Fever and Pride Studios was recently arrested in Florida for two felony charges of possession of cocaine and fentanyl.
While Evans was initially attached to a third charge of probation violation, it looks like prosecutors won’t follow up on that charge. But in relation to the other two charges, prosecutors had Bryce Evans arrested sometime earlier this year.
Bryce Evans is now in custody at Broward County. Now, Evans is waiting for his upcoming court hearing, which will happen on December 5th.
Evans is the title holder for gay porn star with the most mug shots.
Grey’s Anatomy’s actor Jake Borelli has publicly come out as gay after being inspired by a same-sex storyline on the show.
Borelli posted about his experience of growing up as a gay kid in Ohio on Instagram, after his character Schmitt shared a kiss with male surgeon Nico Kim (Alex Landi) in a recent episode titled “Flowers Grow Out of My Grave”—making it the medical drama’s first male same-sex storyline.
“As a gay guy myself, tonight’s episode was so special to me,” Borelli posted on Thursday.
“This is exactly the kind of story I craved as a young gay kid growing up in Ohio, and it blows my mind that I’m able to bring life to Dr. Levi Schmitt as he begins to grapple with his own sexuality this season on Grey’s Anatomy.
“His vulnerability and courage inspire me every day, and I hope he can do the same for you.”
Borelli also uploaded a photo of himself wearing a Pride-themed bandana.
Apparently, a gay pop singer from German jumped to his death from a cruise ship over the weekend.
Küblböck was a gay German pop singer and reality star. He appeared on Pop Idol (coming in third), and competed on Big Brother and Let’s Dance.
The 33-year old was cruising on an Aida cruise ship from Hamburg to New York when a witness says he saw Küblböck jump from a fifth-floor balcony while off the coast of Newfoundland on Sunday.
A spokesman for Aida Cruises confirmed the incident happened and the ship returned to land afterward:
“The cruise ship AIDAuna was on the sea route to Newfoundland when a person jumped overboard in the early hours of September 9, 2018. The captain and crew of AIDAluna have immediately taken all necessary reuse measures, in close coordination with local competent authorities. A cabin check was performed, which confirmed that a male guest was missing. The mission person is Daniel Küblböck. The ship was stopped as a precautionary measure and returned to the spot where the incident was accepted. The search continues. AIDA Cruises fully cooperates with the authorities and works hard to find the mission person. As soon as further information is available, we will make it available.”
The Canadian coast guard conducted an intensive search for Küblböck but was unable to locate him. It was just last month that Küblböck posted a message to fans on Facebook talking about his struggles with mental illness.
“Dear fans, unfortunately, I am still mentally and physically not getting better,” the letter, which has since been deleted read. “I have yet to cope with this pain of the last few months.”
The post has since been taken down.
It’s really simple, if you’re black then, in my opinion, you should never use or say the n-word.
However gay porn star Bruno Bernal has “doubled down” after using the n-word. Even after widespread criticisms, he has suggested that those offended by his language should just “grow a thicker skin and be less sensitive.” Bernal used the n-word on Instagram to denigrate his African American barber.
Fans didn’t waste time calling out his blatant racism, therefore, he goes defensive and posted screenshots of negative comments that he received then suggested that he couldn’t possibly be racist because he dates black men.
So instead of letting the entire matter go, he’s now back posting about the topic. Sharing a message he received in support from a black fan (via NSFW blog Str8UpGayPorn);
Then he posted this reply:
Bernal would like to remind us of the “context of how [he] used it”: simply racially talk down to someone because of the way they speak. Whatever that’s supposed to mean.
The could be a lesson for Bernal to grow as a person, but then again that might just be wishful thinking. Men.com which planned to release a scene with Bernal this week has instead released a statement: “Due to recent events, the [Bruno Bernal] Men.com scene will not be promoted by us. We prefer that it also not be promoted by our affiliates. Moving forward, we will no longer be working with the actor involved in the recent events.”
Maybe Bernal should instead be more careful and sensitive of the works he chooses to use!
Well, it appears that gay-for-pay solo performer Michael Hoffman has made a return. The 25-year-old hot, tatted-up hunk who made a series of videos for a number of pay-for-view sites and in the process made tens of thousands of dollars.
Hoffman who last summer and identifies as straight posted a video on his Twitter page announcing he was done selling his body on social media and has regrets in the first place doing it. “My decision four years ago to start making videos has really f*cked me up,” he said. “I lose girl after girl. I can’t land a relationship. Can’t get a job. Can’t go anywhere. Can’t do anything.” He further stated: “Every single person I meet finds out or knows about it, gets creeped out, doesn’t want to be f*cking friends with me.”
It now appears that Mr. Hoffman has either found his enter peace or doesn’t minding selling his body and goods online, or he’s making the same mistake twice. A new video featuring Hoffman and another man is now circulating online.
In the video, Hoffman is getting a very NFSW Massage from another man and with a happy ending. The video has been making the rounds on Tumblr, where it has been shared over 70,000 times and was uploaded to PornHub.
Hoffman posted another video on Twitter last month saying he was mounting a comeback after an extended hiatus from social media. “I know it’s been a good couple months,” he said. “I’ve been going through a lot. I was working. I thought I was gonna move on. But, honestly, I was just kinda missing this. And I was kinda missing all of you guys.”
Honestly, in my opinion, the whole gay-for-pay is utter bullshit. Maybe he ran out of money and now needs a source of income. Either way, he’s really easy on the eyes and the video isn’t bad either.
Well, it appears that more “leaked” pictures of a local celebrity has surfaced. Jordan Nuttell a striker/half center for Boston United in Lincolnshire, UK is dealing with images that will show more than just his smile.
He’s tall, has a great smile, tanned, muscular, and apparently, he has a nice package.
Just looking at Nuttell’s Instagram you can see plenty of shirtless pictures and he doesn’t appear to be shy about showing his body.
So, the question once again we ask is why? Why would you send nude pictures of yourself knowing there’s a chance they will be “leaked”. We live in a culture that privacy doesn’t mean much these days. You have to ask yourself is it worth it? For some, it just might be worth it.
You form your own opinion.
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She is known by just three letters: Cam. The 33-year old pop performer writes songs for Miley Cyrus, but she is now living her own fantasy.
Recently she did an impromptu performance on the bar of Flaming Saddle,s a New York bar. It was reported that employees who recognized her asked her to just have fun atop the bar. The Hell’s Kitchen gay (Cowboy) bar top usually serves as a stage for shows.
Cam sang to her Jolene-inspired song “Diane” and the crowd appeared to enjoy the performance. She wrote on Instagram that is was the “Best night of my life,” along with “Dancing on a bar with gay cowboys to Diane. I felt like the Cinderella of Flaming Saddles.”
This June she will perform at the GLAAD’s Concert for Love & Acceptance.
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