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May 29, 2015

In a crowdfunding campaign, he wants his fans to buy him a new tattoo

A retired gay porn star is asking money from his fans for his latest project - a tattoo.

Brandon Hawk, 42, says if he raises enough he will also make one last film.

The porn actor, known for his bareback scenes, got out of the industry three years ago to get into real estate.

'I feel a little awkward and selfish doing it but have had a few fans tell me it's ok and pretty cool to be part of the inspiration to come back to porn,' he told GSN.

May 27, 2015

It is in the interest of protecting performers from STDs, apparently

Do you have a fetish for goggles? If you do, it's your lucky day because that might end up being the only option if new regulations in California are enforced.

Gay porn actors could be forced to wear protective eye gear during shoots as part of an attempt to keep sets safe from sexually transmitted diseases.

People in the industry are calling the new proposals ridiculous, saying they will only force production out of the state.

The Los Angeles Daily News reports on a 21-page draft which insists condoms, as well as eye gear, are used in all sex scenes.

May 12, 2015

Reddit user buys expired domain and redirects it to gay skinhead porn

Anti-'sodomite' protesters have been unknowingly advertising a hardcore gay porn website for weeks.

An anonymous Reddit user noticed that the web domain for the anti-gay Warnings of Wrath blog had expired and bought it before the original owner could do anything about it. 

They then redirected it to gay porn site – which specializes in 'Raw, Breeding, Bareback, Hardcore XXX Videos.'

April 16, 2015

He was the suspect of a shooting before it is believed he turned the gun on himself

​A gay porn star, who was just 18, has committed suicide after becoming a suspect in a workplace shooting.

Christopher Luke McAteer, a Corbin Fisher model who performed under the name Clay in at least three scenes, died on Sunday night (13 April) in Kentucky.

Owensboro Police confirmed the death, saying he had died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

It began after 8pm at Ninki's Japenese Restaurant on Saturday where McAteer had just been fired for making threats.

April 11, 2015

He kept three young gay men locked up in a house as 'sex slaves' and forced them to prostitute themselves for up to 20 hours a day

A 25-year-old Hungarian man is facing 155 years in prison after 12 jurors found him guilty of human trafficking and racketeering on Thursday.

Andras Vass and two other men, Gabor Acs and Viktor Berki were arrested last October for running a company called Never Sleep Inc which forced three young men to prostitute themselves for up to 20 hours a day.

March 13, 2015

Dawson's Creek alum had been given VHS copy of Dawson's Crack and wanted to share it with his co-stars

James Van Der Beek is probably happy the time gay porn was found in his luggage was before the days of TMZ and such things going viral.

When the 38-year-old actor was starring in Dawson's Creek, he landed the lead in the 2002 film The Rules of Attraction - a film which, by the way, included a kissing scene between him and Ian Somerhalder.

February 12, 2015

Officials are concerned about the high HIV rate among gay men

Bangkok officials have urged youths to forgo sex on Valentine's Day and burn incense at a temple instead.

The appeal was made out of concern for the high HIV rate among gay men and the country's teenage pregnancy rate, which is the highest in southeast Asia.

In the capital, HIV prevalence in men who have sex with men stood at 30% in 2013, which is comparable to AIDS hotspots in Africa.

February 5, 2015

Memorable, romantic, and disastrous - we swap travel stories with the man whose stage-name was inspired by a Swedish tennis player.

Born in London, Kristen Bjorn seems to have lived and worked in many of our favourite countries around the world.

It was in the late 1970s in San Francisco where Bjorn began his career as a model, actor, photographer, and film-maker, with locations such as Brazil and Australia shaping his work.

We recently caught up with Bjorn and asked him to share some travel stories.

January 20, 2015

Star of many prison shower scenes is also accused of beating and choking his girlfriend

Gay-for-pay porn star Johnny Rapid has gone from asking Justin Bieber to have sex with him for $2 million to facing jail time for beating his girlfriend.

A newly released police report reveals the 22-year-old performer, whose real name is Hylan Taylor, is being charged with battery for allegedly choking, pushing and hitting his girlfriend last year.

October 9, 2014

The men were the first to be arrested on homosexuality charges in seven months

Seven men arrested for gay sex in the Cameroon have been released.

Donatus Sembe, the police officer in charge of the case, told AP that four of them were freed on Wednesday due to lack of evidence and the other three were released earlier in the week.

The men were arrested in the capital Yaoundé last week in a raid on a house where police said they were engaging in prostitution and gay sex.

October 3, 2014

The men were the first to be arrested on homosexuality charges in seven months

Seven men were arrested in Cameroon yesterday on homosexuality charges in a raid on a house where police said they were engaging in prostitution and gay sex.

Neighbors told police that effeminate men often visited the house in the capital Yaoundé. Police had been tailing the men for some time and waited until the group was gathered in the house, then broke down the door and found men engaged in gay sex.

The owner of the house escaped to the roof and avoided arrest.

July 16, 2014

Tells GSN: 'There's no one else in my field who has done anything like this. This was my chance to break through and show 'em what I got'

He's billed as Frankie Valenti in the film Tiger Orange.

But from the first time his fans see him on screen, they will recognize him as porn star Johnny Hazzard whose titles include Wrong Side of the Tracks - parts 1 and 2.

While porn stars have generally been maligned for their lack of real acting chops, Hazzard has enjoyed solid reviews for his performance about two estranged gay brothers who struggle to reconnect after the recent death of their father.

June 18, 2014

Tributes have been paid to the Texas-born performer who starred in several Falcon Studios films

Gay porn star Cameron Fox has died at the age of 36.

The actor – real name Shane Eugene Davis, passed away last Thursday (12 June) but a cause of death has yet to be reported.

The Texas-born performer and former Falcon Studios star entered into the industry in 1999 at the age of 22.

He racked up at least two awards, working on films like Haunted House on Sex Hill and Soccer Shooters, before he stopped doing porn in 2006.

Falcon Studios confirmed the news, simply saying: ‘RIP Cameron Fox’.

March 16, 2014

Five men are charged with ‘group licentiousness’, after police bust a gay club with 2800 members

Police in Guangzhou, China have raided a gay ‘club’ in a rented apartment, according to state media.

In the midnight crackdown, the authorities caught a total of 13 men, some of them naked, reports China Youth International.

Police were first notified of the venue, after residents nearby suspected the large number of strangers frequenting it were brothel patrons.

March 13, 2014

New research has found that some of the most conservative states in the US also have the highest number of people looking for gay porn on the internet

A new study by PornHub and Buzzfeed has found that, on average, people in the US South watch more gay porn than people in states that have legalized same-sex marriage.

PornHub found that out of all 50 US states, Mississippi, Louisiana and Georgia had the biggest number of people searching for gay porn on the internet.

5.58% of porn searches by Mississippians was for gay porn, compared to 5.44% in Louisiana and 5.38% in Georgia.

December 13, 2013

Young LGBTI people who are forced out of their families homes through homophobia are particularly vulnerable

Poverty-stricken Namibians are turning to gay sex work to escape widespread unemployment, which is so bad it forces people to eat out of the garbage.

That’s according to leading Namibia sex workers rights campaigner Nicodemus ‘Mama Africa’ Aoxamub who told Gay Star News: ‘Poverty leads Namibian men to sell their bodies to eke out a living.’

Aoxamub has been a male sex worker for the past 33 years in the mineral rich Southern African country which has a high unemployment rate.

November 8, 2013

In an exclusive series for Gay Star Travel, Sydney-based journalist Chris Muakcha Topp reports on his travel adventures in Southeast Asia

It's hard to do justice to Pattaya simply by writing about it.

Or perhaps it’s more accurate to say that it's hard to do an injustice to this city, which is known as the Brothel of Asia.

You need to visit Pattaya, about two hours’ drive from Bangkok, to even start to comprehend how huge the sex industry is here - miles upon miles of bars filled with workers selling sex to millions and millions of tourists.

Go-go bars - gay, straight and trans (ladyboy, katoey) - are more animal auction than beauty pageant.

October 1, 2013

Is there racism at the heart of gay pornography? Are depictions of black and Asian men exploiting prejudices about them?

Pornography and its alleged harmfulness has been a burning issue in politics and the media throughout 2013. British Prime Minister David Cameron wants porn-filters, scientists want to know what porn does to our brains and the city of Los Angeles wants its porn performers to wear condoms at all times.

When it comes to gay porn though, there is plenty of discussion in academia but barely any in the media.

So let’s get started.

March 18, 2013

Emirates men stand accused of working as male prostitutes, local rights group slam police procedures

Two men have been entrapped and accused of working together to offer and solicit gay sex for money.

A Dubai court heard yesterday (17 March) that the two were caught in a ‘sting operation’ after police found one of the defendants offering sexual services on the social networking site Whoshere, with a profile nicknamed ‘Mayoud Al Barari’.

February 15, 2013

Arpad Miklos has become the latest gay porn star to kill himself. So are pornography fans killing the objects of their own desires?

As the debate rages on about the effect the ‘porn epidemic’ is having on our relationships, our youth, the expectations we have of our partners and our collective insecurity over whether we are measuring up sexually, I think it is time we gave some attention to the performers themselves.

Arpad Miklos is the latest in a steady procession of gay porn stars to die prematurely. He was found dead in his New York apartment on 3 February, having committed suicide. He was 45 years old.

February 5, 2013

Scientists believe pornography opens up the mind to accepting 'non-traditional' sexual situations, like gay sex

January 4, 2013

A former gay porn actor who found Jesus has posted an online video in which he says gay sex releases ‘demonic entities’ into the world

A former American gay porn actor who claims to have become heterosexual by embracing Christianity has released a bizarre video in which he claims that gay sex releases ‘demonic entities' into the world.

The video, entitled ‘Satan loves anal sex’ by former porn star Joseph Sciambra was posted YouTube on New Years Day.

‘I’m going to talk about the devil and why he loves anal sex,’ Sciambra says in the video.

‘Anal sex releases into the world rare demonic entities ... that even in the body could be conceived as the devil and ... given birth to anally.

December 5, 2012

Government draws up action plan to tackle male prostitution in cities including Ho Chi Minh City and Da Nang

Gay male prostitution is on the increase in several cities across Vietnam, according to government officials.

Le Van Quy, deputy director of the Ho Chi Minh City Bureau for Social Evil Prevention, claims a growing number of men are becoming gay sex workers in the South East Asian country, reported Vietnamnet Bridge.

November 19, 2012

Ilona Staller, also known as Cicciolina, 'little penis', launches a new movement promising same sex marriage 'in churches as well'

A former Italian porn star has founded a new political party promising same-sex marriage ‘in churches as well.’

Ilona Staller, also known as ‘Cicciolina’, has launched her new party, called D.N.A., two days ago, in Rome.

D.N.A, Democrazia, Natura e Amore (democracy, nature and love), will be the only political party running for the next general elections in March and promising same-sex marriage.

Cicciolina, who was a Member of Parliament for the Radical party in the 1980s, was one of the most famous Italian porn stars.