As a culture, we can be quick to judge someone without really knowing the complete story. Last week a friend forwarded an article to me to read; at first I wasn't sure why I was reading this article. However, it was apparent that this man’s journey in the gay adult industry seemed short lived. Most of the article’s I could get a hold of focused on three tattoos, a comment made, and his arrest on drug charges.
I have learned over time there is more to a story than what's written in some publications. I am curious how this young man with a promising career went "downhill" so fast. What is his story and most importantly what happened?
Cameron Diggs didn't just fall into porn, nor was he looking for the chance to become involved in the industry. Instead, he started dancing at local clubs in the Dallas area. Cameron admitted it was the need for money and this was a good way earn some. Now Cameron is by all accounts and confirms that he is bisexual. That sex with either sex is enjoyable; he just prefers women over men. There have been reports that he is a gay-for-pay porn actor, and he states that "this was because until I did gay porn, I had never been with a man, a transsexual once, but that was it." He doesn't understand why his "sexual preference would become or be an issue since he's not the only guy doing gay porn that might be "straight."
I have to question the reason why some people might be so concerned about his sexuality. I mean how many gay porn actors are straight, and let's be honest their sexual preference isn't why we watch a gay porn scene.
Of course, I had to ask the question about three tattoos that have for some reason become a major concern. Cameron has an Iron Cross symbol on the upper right and left of his chest and SS lightning bolts on his right hip. Now before I go any further, let me just say this I had to look and then have someone point them out to me. With that said, did anyone just sit down and ask him the reasons? Or, did certain people just assume they knew the answer? First, let me say that there have been several gay porn films made using the Nazi/ Skinhead themes, do we judge them? Is there a difference? Don't say it's because their actors, and were just acting, I'm calling bullshit on that, what makes these films less offensive?
"I do respect everyone, regardless of color. I really look past a persons race, religion, or creed. It was never my intention to disrespect anyone, especially my fans. I know my behavior and actions would cause people to form a opinion about me, but like everyone I have made mistakes, and I continue to grow and learn from them."
Now I'm not making any excuses for racism, or racist behavior but just trying to see the difference. I asked Cameron directly the meaning of the tattoos, and he stated: "those tattoos I got while serving four years." He explained that when you go to prison, you have to choose sides and that prison is very racist and segregated whites with whites, blacks with blacks. To survive, you have to do things that normally you wouldn't do; he states "I had to prove myself. Therefore, I got into a fight and proved I was strong and not weak". The tattoos were placed there showing he had prison bravery and won a battle. He admits that he regrets the tattoos and they don't describe him as a person. He's very firm that he is not a racist, nor does he judge anyone based on religion, sexual preference, or skin color. It's not who he is, and those that know him understand who he is and what he believes in. I then asked about a comment that was reported in Str8UpPorn last summer in which he stated: "when it comes to having kids, I prefer to stay in my race." He explained that as a child and teenager his grandparents had adamant feelings about interracial children, it was their point of view, and it remains instilled in him even now. Does one comment make a person a racist? For me, it's' their actions, and from what I can tell there doesn't seem to be any indication that he supports any neo-Nazi/ white supremacy group(s), or aside from this one comment has not made any racist remarks. How many times have you gone onto Grindr, adam4adam, manhunt and found profiles with white/black only? You could argue that it's racist, or in most cases, you say "it's my preference." Either way, in my opinion, you have to look at all aspects of a person's behavior before labeling someone a racist.
Cameron does have a "bad boy" image (ok the tattoos are hot to me), one that he says comes naturally to him, and he has allowed that image to become too entwined with him as a person. Which he freely admits has created problems and misconceptions about who he is. Over the past seven years, he has dealt with a meth addiction; and this past February Cameron was arrested in Oak Lawn a suburb of Dallas. He stated, "this was a low point, I kept thinking that I was going to lose everything." I am not going to go further into this aspect of his life, and only because it is an open investigation.
Then Sketch Sex, a bareback site comes out with some promo video implying that Cameron was going to be seen doing a bareback scene. I asked Cameron to explain this, and he stated: "I was going to do the film because they offered me a substantial amount of money. However, my test results didn't come back in time, and therefore I was a stand in". Are you going to judge him now because he thought of doing a bb scene? As if he was the first to do this, guess what he's not (the list could be quite long).
We have all made mistakes some are more serious than other, but who are we sit and judge someone's life and actions. Do they directly affect you? Have his tattoos directly impacted your life? Did a stupid comment somehow derailed your life? I suppose if he were still fucking in gay porn you wouldn't care.
I have to admit I found my conversation with Cameron very open and direct. I've been doing this for a while, and it appeared to be sincere and genuine. I do wish him the very best of luck on his journey we call life When asked if he would ever like to return to gay porn Cameron stated "yes, I would like to. I miss my fans, performing, and dancing".
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To understand someone, you must listen with an open mind about what they’ve gone through in life, what makes them who they are and the path they have chosen. I don’t believe anyone just wakes up one morning and says, “I’m going to do porn”. Of course, I could be wrong, but it’s unlikely. But I do wonder what drives someone to succeed in the porn industry? I mean it’s a cut-throat industry, where you ride a high for a few years then you’re considered old news. Why? Because someone younger and new has come along, and before you know it you’ve been replaced.
To be honest, I didn’t know that DJ Dominic Pacifico was even in porn, I had only known him as a DJ, and a damn good one at that. So, you can imagine my surprise when I Googled him and there it was several results for pornhub, xvideos, mansuger, and redtube. It was apparent that not only was he a porn star but a well-established DJ. I began to wonder how does one cross over from porn to DJ’ing and do them both very successfully.
Dominic started doing porn in 1998 in San Francisco, after leaving Key West with his boyfriend at the time. After being dumped he found himself needing money and a place to stay. He would be discovered by Brian Mills who introduced him to still pornography (X-rated pictures). As an 18-year old he had the twink look that everyone craved. This allowed him to make anywhere between $500.00 to $1,000.00, and thus started his path into porn. He stated, “I didn’t realize that I was doing porn, it was art”. At 22 he would do his first feature film for Raging Stallion and would be mentored by Michael Brandon. Dominic learned the ropes so to speak, always understanding that his fans were the most important aspect of his porn career.
I do have an opinion about politics, and world events. For those who think I don’t give a shit, I do. It can be hard for me not to say anything. DJ Dominic Pacifcio
He has been in the industry for 19 years, and for anyone to last that long is an achievement. I asked him how he did this, he explained that it’s all about branding, staying focused, having something to sell, and being in the right place at the right time. One of the important aspects of the porn for Dominic is having the adaptive ability to change with the times.
What’s it like being called a Daddy now? He smiled and said “I love it. All these young men come at me all of the time, and it’s flattering”. I got the feeling that he has embraced the so call daddy porn. As “daddies” are become more in demand, and the younger generation seeks more of this genre, Dominic has once again reinvented himself to adapt to the need and demand. “Hell, I don’t mind, it’s crazy that I’m given a 2nd chance to reinvent myself”, he stated.
I wondered how he went from porn to DJ’ing. DJ’ing didn’t come easy for him, he admits that being in porn created road blocks, since he wasn’t really taken seriously by the more established DJ’s. But somehow, he has managed to merge the two. I think this comes from his determination to be himself and to prove that he is more than just a porn actor. Since his first DJ’ing gig at the Castro Street Fair in 1998, he has come a long way. Now playing around the United States and the World. He is influenced by Brazilian house, early 90’s and seth pop. I asked him how does he know that what he’s playing is being well received he stated, “I try to understand the age demographic, venue, and style of the people”. Either way, I find his music intriguing, interesting, powerful, and well mixed.
Regardless of what you think about DJ Dominic, I found him fascinating and quite intelligent. He has proven to be a smart businessman and inventive with regards to both his porn and DJ careers. For example, in two weeks Dominic Entertainment will release self-molds of Dominic Pacifico Signature molds to be sold worldwide, along with signature self-molds of Casey Everett, Brandon Jones, and Pierce Paris. It’s another expansion of his business and brings to his fan what they want. The ability to adapt.
It is easy to pass judgment on someone that you don’t understand or even know. He said something that really had an impact on me. He stated, “you know you’re at a bar, and the quiet man sitting alone tells you hello, that’s your true fan.” To be humble and sincere is quite unique, and I must say I enjoyed my time with him.
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There’s a movement to add another letter to the ever-growing LGBTQ acronym that the queer community uses to define itself. One of the newest letters being considered — and added — by some is K for “kink.” But are those who enjoy the darker side of sex really separate from the rest of us? Do kink-lovers deserve separate placement in a string of sexual and gender orientations?
MTV added kink to its definition of LGBTQIAPK, defining it as:
Kink is about those who have kinky fantasies. This could involve BDSM (bondage, discipline and sadomasochism) where sexual fantasies include anything from tying each other up in the bedroom to altogether more painful activities. … If you’ve heard of Fifty Shades of Grey (and we’re assuming that you probably have), kink is what sultry Mr. Grey is into. No matter what you think of the book (or the film), it certainly raised awareness about the kink community.
On the website Quora, the conversation of whether or not the word should be added to the LGBTQ acronym came up, with many agreeing kink has no place in the acronym.
A user named Samuel writes, “I’m not really sure why it is even included in the acronym as personally I don’t think it’s a sexuality or orientation. For example, you don’t go around telling people, ‘Hey I’m Sam and I identify as kink.’ You don’t even say, ‘Hey I’m Samuel and my kinks are blah blah and blah.’ And it isn’t helping stop the gay stereotype of ‘sex-crazed and horny.'”
Another user adds, “I and others believe that it shouldn’t be included in the acronym. Kink is not inherently non-cis or non-straight, and including it can feed into the stereotype of queer people being ‘sexual deviants.’ BDSM is fine in a community of its own, but it’s strange and unnecessary to include it with sexual orientations and gender identities.”
Another user, John, writes, “I’m gay, and I do not and will not use this silly LGBTQLAPK shit. They keep adding a silly letter for inclusion. You are just labelling yourselves, and that is a silly thing to do.”
Here’s what all the letters in the extended acronym LGBTQQIAAACPPF2K mean:
L – lesbian
G – gay
B – bisexual
T – transgender
Q – queer
Q – questioning
I – intersex
A – asexual
A – agender
A – ally
C – curious
P – pansexual
P – polysexual
F – friends and family
2 – two-spirit
K – kink
What do you think? Should kink be added to the LGBTQ acronym?
Written by: Alexander Kacala. 27 April 2019. Sex. Hornet.com
Donald Trump’s ban on transgender military service people takes effect from today, jeopardizing the livelihood of thousands.
Almost two years after Trump first announced his much-maligned policy on Twitter, legislation banning trans people from openly serving in the military has been enacted.
According to the Palm Center, about 13,700 people will lose their jobs as a result.
“The military is the largest employer in the nation and, as the USTS found, transgender people are twice as likely to have served in the Armed Forces as the general population,” Gillian Bransetter, media relations manager for the National Center for Transgender Equality, told Advocate.
The 2015 US Trans Survey (USTS) found that 18 per cent of all trans people have served in the military, which is thought to be the single largest employer of trans people today.
When does the transgender military ban begin?Trump first announced the ban in a series of tweets on July 26, 2017.
“After consultation with my generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States government will not accept or allow transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the US military,” he wrote.
“Our military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming victory and cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail.”
The White House formally announced the policy in March 2018, which was blocked by a series of four injunctions.
In January 2019, the first injunction was lifted by an appeals court in Washington DC, with the Supreme Court removing a further two (from California and Washington state) in the same month.
On March 27 the final hurdle was lifted, paving the way for the ban to be enforced from Friday (April 12).
Who will be affected by the transgender military ban?Since trans people were first allowed to enter service in 2016, almost 15,000 are estimated to have joined the military.
Any person who comes out or is outed as trans from April 12 will be discharged, unless they are willing to suppress their identity. The military will not pay for any gender confirmation surgeries, apart from those which will “protect the health” of people who have begun to medically transition.
After April 12, those applying to join the services with a record of gender dysphoria will have to adhere to the gender they were assigned at birth in order to serve. A doctor will have to certify that they have been stable in that gender for at least 36 months, and that they have not medically transitioned.
Transgender people without a diagnosis will be permitted to serve in the gender they were assigned at birth, but only if they have not had any confirmation surgeries.
There are exemptions for active service members who have been diagnosed with gender dysphoria, including those who have already completed a medical transition before the policy takes effect.
According to the Palm Center, just 937 people will qualify for the grandfather exemptions, which they note could be revoked at any time.
The Navy has released guidance noting that sailors will be permitted to live “in their preferred gender” while off-duty.
“Appropriate civilian attire, as outlined in the uniform regulations, will not be determined based on gender,” a statement read, though this may be limited “to meet local conditions and host-nation agreements with foreign countries.”
Criticism of the transgender military banThe Palm Center’s director Aaron Belkin is one of many who has called the ban “a return to don’t ask, don’t tell,” the military’s pre-2011 ban on LGB people.
“Fully 100% of transgender troops are threatened and stigmatised by this ban,” Belkin said a statement on April 9.
In Washington, criticism of the policy has come from both sides of the aisle.
Conservative pundit Meghan McCain tweeted on Wednesday (April 10): “It is indefensible that Trump’s ban on Transgender troops is being implemented on Friday.
“This discriminatory policy will lead Transgender service members, patriots who have decided to serve their nation, to live in the shadows.
“It’s an unfair, un-American, and dangerous policy.”
House speaker Nancy Pelosi is one of many Democrats to rebuke the ban, labelling it an “act of cruelty” on April 3.
Trump’s claims that transgender people “burden” the military “with the tremendous medical costs” has also been wide refuted.
In 2016 the RAND corporation estimated that these costs would amount to somewhere between $2.4 million (£1.8 million) and $8.4 million (£6.4 million) annually.
Written by: Reiss Smith. 12 April 2019. Current Affairs. Pinknews.co.uk
Research has found that LGBT+ people make up more of America’s rural population than is often depicted by mainstream culture.
According to the study by the Movement Advancement Project, between 2.9 million and 3.8 million LGBT+ people live in rural parts of America, meaning they make up around 5 percent of the population.
“Rarely do we see images of LGBTQ people in rural areas, and when we do, they are portrayed as the only one there and stick out like a sore thumb or a target of violence,” report author Logan Casey told USA Today.
LGBT+ people live in these areas for the same reason as everyone elseThe research showed that LGBT+ people often choose to live in these areas for the same reason as others: to be a part of a close community that share similar values to their own.
The report also noted that “the highest rates of parenting by both same-sex couples and LGBT individuals are in the most rural regions of the country.”
Discrimination in small communitiesDespite this, LGBT+ people do face some discrimination while living in rural places as prejudice can spread rapidly through tight-knit communities. This can lead to difficulties joining a church, getting work or even finding a doctor who will accommodate them.
While over half of LGBT+ people in urban areas have access to health centres designed specifically for their needs, only about 11 percent of LGBT+ adults over 45 have similar access in rural areas, which means trouble finding help can easily arise as a result of acute prejudice.
This can also go the other away according to Casey, who said: “When one person stands up and takes a stance for an LGBTQ person … and really embraces them, that sets the tone for how they should be treated.”
In the US, Vermont has the highest proportion of LGBT+ adults in rural areas at around 5.2 percent and was the first place to allow same-sex couples to have civil unions in 2000. It is also considered one of America’s most LGBT-friendly states.
Population of transgender people in the USMeanwhile, there have been various studies regarding the population of transgender people in the US.
Studies have suggested that trans people make up 0.6 percent of the population, with states North Dakota and Iowa having the lowest percentage, while California and Massachusetts have the highest.
Written By: Precious Adesina. 05 April. 2019. Current Affairs. Pinknews.com
One of telenovela biggest stars David Zepeda has split with girlfriends Lina Radwan. The 45-year-old leading man has been in a relationship with Radwan for the past eight years. However, last November the couple quietly split up. Now media outlets are reporting that the breakup was over Zepeda’s alleged bisexuality.
A source claims that David was exceedingly nice to Lina, but over time he transformed. The source who claims to be a close friend of the actor told a celebrity gossip rag TV Notas. “Especially in the last year, the relationship became hell for her.”
“David is bisexual,” the source continues. “One day he told me: ‘I also like men’, but he cannot freely exercise his preference because his family is from Sonora and is very old-fashioned.”
Just five years ago, Zepeda had a five-minute video of him masturbating leaked online. Oh yes, we found the video!
“David considers that he has an image to take care of as a telenovela lover,” the source says. “When the sex video was leaked of him masturbating, he was very concerned that it would bring consequences in his career.”
Zepeda has appeared in several popular telenovels, and a few American television shows including ER, The Shield and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. He also appeared nude group sex scene in Desnudos and the stage play Cuatro XXXX.
There has been no comment from Zepeda or his agent regarding the bisexual rumors.
A federal judge has thrown out a lawsuit by a group of Christians who sued a Texas library for having drag queens read stories to children.
Three Christian activists filed a lawsuit against two public library directors in Houston for hosting events from the Drag Queen Story Hour initiative.
The nonprofit Drag Queen Story Hour or Story Time series gets drag queens to read to children in libraries, schools, and bookstores throughout America.
The plaintiffs argued that public taxes should not be used to fund events ‘brainwashing the children of Houston’, Courthouse News reported.
However, the judge said that they had failed to prove that the events had caused any harm or misappropriation of public funds.
The Christian group, Christ Followers, took the case to court in October 2018 after an online petition and a protest were unsuccessful in deterring the library from hosting the events.
U.S. District Judge Lee Rosenthal on Thursday (3 January) dismissed the case for having a lack of standing and a failure to state a viable First Amendment Establishment Clause claim.
Rosenthal said that the men could not prove that the story hour events had caused any harm, as they were unclear if they had even attended any of the events.
‘The plaintiffs assert the very opposite: they purposefully avoided “Drag Queen Storytime” because of its alleged immorality and potential to harm their children,’ Rosenthal wrote in the 18-page order. ‘Instead of witnessing the event, the plaintiffs “researched [it] online”.’
The group has a history of anti-LGBTI beliefs.
‘The plaintiffs believe that LGBTQ ideology is immoral, obscene and subversive to human flourishing and that the LGBTQ ideology is inseparably linked to the religion of Secular Humanism,’ it stated in their lawsuit.
One of the group’s members, Chris Sevier, filed a similar lawsuit against a Louisiana library in September 2018.
Sevier had also previously filed a lawsuit to be able to marry his laptop as a form of protest against same-sex marriage.
Not their first storytime
Drag Queen Story Hour was started by RADAR Productions in San Francisco and has become a popular feature throughout America over the past two years.
However, the initiative has prompted a backlash from conservative and religious groups.
Right-wing Infowars host, Alex Jones, has railed against Drag Queen Story Hour, describing the events as a ‘societal wrecking ball’ and comparing the drag queens to demons.
Several Christian activists have attempted to interrupt events in the past.
In November last year, a woman interrupted a session being held in a private bookstore by shouting about a ‘homosexual agenda’ before being escorted out by police.
In June, Dave Grisham, an evangelical pastor in Alaska, videoed himself attempting to interrupt a drag queen children’s story time taking place in a public library.
He was instantly booed by the crowd and ushered out in under a minute.
Written by: Calum Stuart. 5 January 2019. Gaystarnews.com
Ryan Cleary and his The Bi Life co-star Michael Gunning sat down with PinkNewsUK to talk openly about their sexualities and share theyâre coming out stories.
The 27-year-old Cleary says he first became aware of his attraction towards both males and females, âwhen I hit pubertyâ but he didnât tell anyone about it for years.
It was the feeling of being depressed and isolated that made him finally come out to his mother and according to Cleary that when everything changed and he started to feel more comfortable with himself.
He came out as bi on the reality dating show Survival of the Fittest, and he told Attitude Magazine, âWhen I was younger Iâd have loved to have heard someone on TV say they were bisexual and it not be an issue. I donât think thatâs shown on TV often.â
Clearyâs advice for those who might be struggling to come out, âYou donât want to look back on your life and be like I lived for what I thought certain people in society wanted.â
âPeople DM me and I give them advice. They ask: âOh, what about the bad reactions? Have you had any?â I hear peopleâs worries and I donât want people to feel like that because itâs thatâs not a life to live.â
Cleary adds, âIf itâs safe for you to come out then I would definitely advise you to do soâjust to a friend, to a family member, and then to take it from there.â
âWhatever it is that you feel you are, itâs important that you do express that because life is short.â
Spain’s entry to the Miss Universe pageant, Angela Ponce, is breaking down barriers as the first-ever transgender woman to compete in the pageant that was formerly owned by Donald Trump. Ponce, a model who beat out 22 other women to become Spain’s entry to the pageant, which takes place on Sunday in Bangkok, said she hopes to use the platform to elevate trans visibility.
“If my going through all this contributes to the world moving a little step forward, then that’s a personal crown that will always accompany me,” Ponce told the Associated Press after she won the title of Miss Spain in June.
Ponce competed in the Miss World pageant in 2015 and found that the rules made it such that a trans woman could not win, which crushed her, she told Time in late November. But since Ponce made it to the Miss Universe finals, Miss World has now changed its rules, she said.
"I changed the rules," Ponce of the impact she's already had.
But the Miss Universe pageant under former owner Trump did not halt its ban on transgender contestants in 2012 without pressure. The ban was speciously lifted at the same time that famed attorney Gloria Allred threatened legal action against it for banning Jenna Talackova, a trans contestant from Canada.
Considering Trump’s past relationship with the pageant and his ongoing attacks on trans people including a proposed military ban and his administration's attempt to define trans people out of existence, Ponce commented on what it would mean for her to win in terms of Trump.
It would send “More than a message to him [Trump]. It would be a win for human rights,” She told Time. “Trans women have been persecuted and erased for so long. If they give me the crown, it would show trans women are just as much women as cis women.”
Despite competing on the world stage for some audiences that may not be tolerant of her trans identity, Ponce said she’s excited to compete.
“I’m not trying to impose anything on anyone. I’d never try to change anyone’s culture or way of life,” Ponce said. “But by competing I’ll make trans people more visible for everyone, which is a big step. I’m not nervous. I’m excited.”
Written by: Tracy Gilchrist. 16 December, 2018. Advocate
Asia’s first trans body building competition launched in India this month.
The International Bodybuilding Fitness and Federation India (IBFFI) will include a trans male category in its March 2019 competition, according to IBFFI General Secretary Akshay Chopra.
‘Any step which will help the [trans] community gain more acceptance is a welcome step’ he told Gay Star News.
The Indian public had, so far, been supportive, Chopra said. ’There has only been praise for our bold step’.
Trans body builder Aryan Pasha prompted Chopra to introduce the category. Pasha made history earlier this month by coming second place in the male category of a competition.
Pasha told Gay Star News he was grateful to Chopra and the IBFF.
‘[The competition] has given a new hemisphere of dignity and respect to transpeople who have a passion for bodybuilding’ he said.
’India has become a global in the trans movement’, he said. ’No one ever thought there would a trans category in such a mainstream event.
He also previously told Gay Star News he hoped for a trans section in mainstream competitions.
This is because trans body builders rely on synthetic testosterone and it is not easy to compete against cis-male competitors, he said.
Chopra said he hoped to introduce a trans female category in the near future, depending on the response.
Visibility and acceptance of the LGBTI community is on the rise in India.
In September, the Supreme Court dismantled a colonial-era law that punished gay sex with up to ten years in jail.
But, LGBTI Indians, and particularly the trans community, remain marginalized by much of society.
‘The main issue in India was the lack of knowledge and the wrong light in which the LGBT community was being portrayed’ said Chopra.
The trans community says they continue to experience violence despite the landmark ruling. Trans women, in particular, are vulnerable to harassment, intimidation, and extortion by police.
Written by: Rik Glauert. 14 December 2018. Gay Star News