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Michael Lucas: The Gay Thought Police Rum Amok | Commentary | Out.com George Orwell wrote 1984 in 1949. In 2015, his concept of Thought Police remains alive and well, including, it seems, in the gay community … READ HERE

Michael Lucas: Anti-Semitism in Charges that Israel Trumps LGBT rights | Commentary | Out.com As one of the world’s most successful purveyors of gay pornography, I am no stranger to harsh criticism … READ HERE

Michael Lucas: Where Is the Outrage for Gays Killed by ISIS? | Commentary | Out.com
As one of the world’s most successful purveyors of gay pornography, I am no stranger to harsh criticism … READ HERE

Michael Lucas: Why I go to Israel | Commentary | Out.com
Last week I went to Israel as a tourist. Yes, as a tourist … READ HERE

Michael Lucas: Where Larry Kramer Gets It Wrong on Truvada | Commentary | Out.com
For the countless gay people who have looked to Larry Kramer for decades as a leader in the fight against HIV and AIDS, this has been a difficult month … READ HERE

Michael Lucas: The Danger in Calling PrEP a “Party Drug” | Commentary | Out.com
In the last twelve months PrEP, the HIV-prevention strategy that relies on a medication called Truvada … READ HERE

Michael Lucas: Weir Cares for Himself, Not LGBTs | Commentary | Out.com
Earlier this week, Johnny Weir, the flamboyant figure skater and self-proclaimed “Russophile,” sat down for a televised interview … READ HERE

Michael Lucas: Nikolai Alexeyev: The Kremlin’s New Pocket Gay | Commentary | Out.com
If you’ve been reading the news about LGBT oppression in Russia, you’ve surely come across Alexeyev’s name … READ HERE

Michael Lucas: Why Are We Not Talking About PrEp? | Commentary | Out.com
A month ago, I began taking a blue pill each day, called Truvada. It’s a combination of two of the three antiretroviral medications … READ HERE

Michael Lucas: Rape Behind Bars | Commentary | Out.com
Imagine that you are a trapped in a world of men who take pleasure in harming and demeaning you … READ HERE

Michael Lucas: The Friends of Hugo Chavez | Commentary | Advocate.com
Venezuela’s longtime president, who died of cancer March 5, was one of the world’s most vocal and persistent critics of the United States … READ HERE

Michael Lucas: Gays In The New, Complicated Tunisia | Commentary | Advocate.com

It is hard to get a real sense of the world until you have actually seen, heard, and touched it … READ HERE

Michael Lucas: I Can’t Be a Gay Republican (Yet) | Commentary | Advocate.com

Here’s the simple truth: I’m not a Republican. And here’s the less simple truth: I wish I could be … READ HERE

Michael Lucas: An Airbrushed Jordan for the Gay Traveler | Commentary | Advocate.com

Last week, The Advocate ran a travel article online that was not just deceptive but potentially dangerous. I feel compelled to respond … READ HERE

Michael Lucas: Anderson Cooper and the “Judas” Kiss | Commentary | Advocate.com

Most gay men know this: Sometimes a kiss is just a kiss … READ HERE

Michael Lucas: Anderson Cooper, At Last | Commentary | HuffingtonPost.com

So Anderson Cooper has finally come out. That’s great, it really is, but it’s not exactly news … READ HERE

Michael Lucas: Reasons For Pride And Shame | Commentary | Advocate.com

It’s Gay Pride week in New York, and this week in New York we have a lot to celebrate But … READ HERE

Michael Lucas: A Candle For Roman | Commentary | HuffingtonPost.com

Dror Barak’s hot body was barely cold when the online vultures came to pick at him. I met Dror at a gym four years ago … READ HERE

Michael Lucas: Israel and the Nukes of Hazard | Commentary | HuffingtonPost.com
Michael Lucas argues that, when faced with Iran’s nuclear aspirations, Israel should remember a lesson about whether the international community can be trusted with its security … READ HERE

Michael Lucas: What’s the Appropriate Word for This Column? | Commentary | Advocate.com
Michael Lucas says he’s tired of consulting the thought police’s official dictionary for which words are offensive and which are politically correct … READ HERE

Michael Lucas: What Makes Him Gay | Commentary | Advocate.com
Society’s double standard says that a straight woman who kisses another woman is part of the continuum of her sexuality; but if a straight guy messes around with a man, it’s cause for hasty label-making … READ HERE

Michael Lucas: The Hard Fall of the Arab Spring | Commentary | HuffingtonPost.com
After decades in power, a brutal dictator in a Muslim country is dramatically deposed by a massive popular uprising. Sound familiar? … READ HERE

Michael Lucas: Why Gay Youth Need More Out Public Figures | Commentary | HuffingtonPost.com
Coming out is hard to do. Most things worth doing are. The first step, being honest with yourself about your sexuality, is often the hardest … READ HERE

Michael Lucas: Live in a World Where Everyone Has HIV | Commentary | Advocate.com
Gay men accounted for 64% of all new HIV cases in 2009, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Michael Lucas offers a solution … READ HERE

Michael Lucas: ‘Poisonous’ anti-Israel lobby should not complain over LGBT meeting | Pink News
Michael Lucas is the best-known gay porn producer and director in the United States and a columnist for The Advocate. Here, he responds to gay rights campaigner Peter Tatchell’s argument that an LGBT youth conference should not be held in Israel … READ HERE

Michael Lucas: Misplaced Lust | Commentary | Advocate.com
Porn entrepreneur and Advocate columnist Michael Lucas says that gay male obsession with straight men is damaging and pathetic … READ HERE

Michael Lucas: Michael Lucas on the Israeli Flag at Gay Pride | Commentary | Advocate.com
Advocate contributor Michael Lucas says that the removal of the Israeli flag from the Tel Aviv Gay Pride’s delegation in Berlin is a symptom of Europe’s anti-Semitism … READ HERE

Michael Lucas: It’s Not About the Money | Commentary | Advocate.com
Advocate contributor Michael Lucas responds to accusations that “his wealth and connections” are the reason New York’s LGBT center canceled an event in conjunction with Israeli Apartheid Week … READ HERE

Michael Lucas: Gays Need a Drug Intervention | Commentary | Advocate.com
Advocate contributor and porn entrepreneur Michael Lucas says a drug bust on a recent cruise suggests gay men have a collective problem with drug abuse — one tied to our image issues … READ HERE

Michael Lucas: Democracy in Egypt a Myth? | Commentary | Advocate.com
Porn entrepreneur and Advocate columnist Michael Lucas says the Muslim Brotherhood is poised to fill a Egyptian power vacuum … READ HERE

Michael Lucas: When the Left Attacks | Commentary | Advocate.com
Porn entrepreneur and Advocate columnist Michael Lucas calls out the Left for blaming the Giffords assassination attempt on right-wing rhetoric … READ HERE

Michael Lucas: Putin Serenades Hollywood Lefties | Commentary | Advocate.com
Porn entrepreneur and Advocate columnist Michael Lucas says the celebrity embrace of the dictatorial Russian prime minister is disastrous … READ HERE

Michael Lucas: Treat Pedophiles Humanely | Commentary | Advocate.com
Porn entrepreneur and Advocate contributor Michael Lucas says the furor over an Amazon.com book on pedophilia highlights our society’s erroneous treatment of people with a terrible condition … READ HERE

Michael Lucas on Reviving AIDS Art | Commentary | Advocate.com
Porn entrepreneur and Advocate columnist Michael Lucas sees the renewed interest in early AIDS-era art as the wake-up call the media needs … READ HERE

Michael Lucas is Done With Russia | Commentary | Advocate.com
Porn entrepreneur and Advocate columnist Michael Lucas rejects the brutality and intolerance of his homeland by renouncing his Russian citizenship … READ HERE

Michael Lucas vs. Ann Coulter | Commentary | Advocate.com
Porn entrepreneur Michael Lucas thinks Ann Coulter is “admirable” and “worthy of respect,” but that didn’t stop him from confronting her and … READ HERE

Michael Lucas: It Takes a Coulter | Commentary | Advocate.com
Porn entrepreneur and Advocate columnist Michael Lucas says when conservatives — including Ann Coulter — embrace us, LGBTs have to embrace … READ HERE

Marriage is a Bad Word | Commentary | Advocate.com
Dear Michael Lucas, get a grip. The word marriage “is” important. … Porn entrepreneur Michael Lucas thinks Ann Coulter is “admirable” … READ HERE

Michael Lucas on Supergays and Diversity | Commentary | Advocate.com
Porn entrepreneur and Advocate columnist Michael Lucas says gay men love to buy his films — they just don’t want porn people to represent the community … READ HERE

Michael Lucas Wants to Take You to Israel | Travel | Advocate.com
He’s taken many a gay man to heaven with adult films like Michael Lucas’ La Dolce Vita and Fire Island Cruising. Now, Michael Lucas want to take you to the … READ HERE

Michael Lucas on Madrid’s Bad Pride | Commentary | Advocate.com
Porn entrepreneur and Advocate columnist Michael Lucas says that removing Israel from Madrid’s gay pride celebration is morally … READ HERE

Michael Lucas: Europe’s Trouble with Israel | People | Advocate.com
Porn entrepreneur and Advocate columnist Michael Lucas asks if Europe is retroactively justifying the Holocaust through its … READ HERE

Michael Lucas on Bad Journalism | Commentary | Advocate.com
Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has now addressed the United Nations six times — Michael Lucas wants to know, Where are the tough … READ HERE

Michael Lucas on Russia’s Pride Struggle | Commentary | Advocate.com
Porn entrepreneur and Advocate columnist Michael Lucas explains why Russia does not tolerate demonstrations of gay pride … READ HERE

The Monument to Muslim Terrorism | Religion | Advocate.com
Michael Lucas created Lucas Entertainment, one of the largest studios producing all-male erotica, in 1998. He lives in New York City. This article is the … READ HERE

Lucas: Don’t Throw Israel Under the Bus | Commentary | Advocate.com
Michael Lucas says President Barack Obama should think twice before his administration makes a move to alienate Israel, a friend to the … READ HERE

Leaderless | People | Advocate.com
Porn impresario Michael Lucas looks for the country’s gay Martin Luther … Michael Lucas created Lucas Entertainment, one of the largest … READ HERE

Queers for Palestine? | Commentary | Advocate.com
Adult-film director Michael Lucas has a beef with all those queers for Palestine — he suggests their embrace of the Palestinian cause implies that they … READ HERE

 

Michael Lucas: Gay Thought Police’ Like Soviet-Era Bullies
October 28, 2016

One of the core beliefs of the movement for LGBT equality has always been that anti-gay bullying, especially of young people, must end. And yet, in recent days, thousands of online comments and threats from LGBT people have been directed against two young gay men who expressed their opinions about the current presidential race.
[...] » Read Article

Michael Lucas: Muslim Migrants A Threat To Us In LGBT Community
June 21, 2016

The unspeakable atrocity in Orlando last Sunday has opened the floodgates to a torrent of heated discussion about the reasons behind America’s deadliest mass shooting. [...] » Read Article

Michael Lucas: The Creating Change Protest Was Pure Anti-Semitism
January 27, 2016

It could have been a scene from the early days of Nazi Germany: a raucous mob surrounding a gathering of Jews, chanting vicious slogans, screaming epithets, all the while their faces distorted by a hatred that is as irrational as it is stunning. [...] » Read Article

Michael Lucas: PrEP Works, So Drop the Backlash
September 12, 2015

A recent study shows 100% resistance to HIV for participants on PrEP. Michael Lucas responds to the most frequently-repeated misinformation, and asks why there is resistance to this game-changing prevention technique. [...] » Read Article

Michael Lucas: The Gay Thought Police Rum Amok | Commentary | Out.com
May 11, 2015

George Orwell wrote 1984 in 1949. In 2015, his concept of Thought Police remains alive and well, including, it seems, in the gay community. [...] » Read Article

Michael Lucas: Anti-Semitism in Charges that Israel Trumps LGBT rights | Commentary | Out.com
April 30, 2015

As one of the world’s most successful purveyors of gay pornography, I am no stranger to harsh criticism. [...] » Read Article

Michael Lucas: Where Is the Outrage for Gays Killed by ISIS? | Commentary | Out.com
March 21, 2015

The backlash against Dolce and Gabbana last week was immediate, brutal, and covered by news outlets from The New York Times to The Advocate to E! Online. [...] » Read Article

Michael Lucas: Why I go to Israel | Commentary | Out.com
August 11, 2014

Last week I went to Israel as a tourist. Yes, as a tourist [...] » Read Article

Michael Lucas: Where Larry Kramer Gets It Wrong on Truvada | Commentary | Out.com
May 29, 2014

For the countless gay people who have looked to Larry Kramer for decades as a leader against HIV and AIDS, this has been a difficult month [...] » Read Article

Michael Lucas: The Danger in Calling PrEP a "Party Drug" | Commentary | Out.com
April 14, 2014

In the last twelve months PrEP, the HIV-prevention strategy that relies on a medication called Truvada [...] » Read Article

Michael Lucas: Weir Cares for Himself, Not LGBTs | Commentary | Out.com
September 13, 2013

Earlier this week, Johnny Weir, the flamboyant figure skater and self-proclaimed "Russophile," sat down for a televised interview [...] » Read Article

Michael Lucas: Nikolai Alexeyev: The Kremlin’s New Pocket Gay | Commentary | Out.com
August 28, 2013

If you’ve been reading the news about LGBT oppression in Russia, you’ve surely come across Alexeyev’s name [...] » Read Article

Michael Lucas: Why Are We Not Talking About PrEp? | Commentary | Out.com
June 24, 2013

A month ago, I began taking a blue pill each day, called Truvada. It's a combination of two of the three antiretroviral medications [...] » Read Article

Michael Lucas: Rape Behind Bars | Commentary | Out.com
June 13, 2013

Imagine that you are a trapped in a world of men who take pleasure in harming and demeaning you [...] » Read Article

Michael Lucas: The Friends of Hugo Chavez | Commentary | Advocate.com
March 12, 2013

Venezuela’s longtime president, who died of cancer March 5, was one of the world’s most vocal and persistent critics of the United States [...] » Read Article

Michael Lucas: Gays In The New, Complicated Tunisia | Commentary | Advocate.com
December 4, 2012

It is hard to get a real sense of the world until you have actually seen, heard, and touched it [...] » Read Article

Michael Lucas: I Can't Be a Gay Republican (Yet) | Commentary | Advocate.com
October 23, 2012

Here’s the simple truth: I’m not a Republican. And here’s the less simple truth: I wish I could be [...] » Read Article

Michael Lucas: An Airbrushed Jordan for the Gay Traveler | Commentary | Advocate.com
September 19, 2012

Last week, The Advocate ran a travel article online that was not just deceptive but potentially dangerous. I feel compelled to respond [...] » Read Article

Michael Lucas: Anderson Cooper, At Last | Commentary | HuffingtonPost.com
September 2, 2012

So Anderson Cooper has finally come out. That's great, it really is, but it's not exactly news [...] » Read Article

Michael Lucas: Anderson Cooper and the "Judas" Kiss | Commentary | Advocate.com
August 16, 2012

Most gay men know this: Sometimes a kiss is just a kiss [...] » Read Article

Michael Lucas: Reasons For Pride And Shame | Commentary | Advocate.com
June 23, 2012

It's Gay Pride week in New York, and this year we have a lot to celebrate [...] » Read Article

Michael Lucas: A Candle For Roman | Commentary | HuffingtonPost.com
April 24, 2012

Dror Barak's hot body was barely cold when the online vultures came to pick at him. [...] » Read Article

Michael Lucas: Israel and the Nukes of Hazard | Commentary | HuffingtonPost.com
April 9, 2012

Michael Lucas argues that, when faced with Iran’s nuclear aspirations, Israel should remember a lesson about whether the international community can be trusted with its security [...] » Read Article

Michael Lucas: What’s the Appropriate Word for This Column? | Commentary | Advocate.com
March 6, 2012

Michael Lucas says he’s tired of consulting the thought police’s official dictionary for which words are offensive and which are politically correct [...] » Read Article

Michael Lucas: What Makes Him Gay | Commentary | Advocate.com
December 10, 2011

Society’s double standard says that a straight woman who kisses another woman is part of the continuum of her sexuality; but if a straight guy messes around with a man, it’s cause for hasty label-making [...] » Read Article

Michael Lucas: The Hard Fall of the Arab Spring | Commentary | HuffingtonPost.com
November 16, 2011

After decades in power, a brutal dictator in a Muslim country is dramatically deposed by a massive popular uprising. Sound familiar? [...] » Read Article

Michael Lucas: Why Gay Youth Need More Out Public Figures | Commentary | HuffingtonPost.com
October 11, 2011

Coming out is hard to do. Most things worth doing are. The first step, being honest with yourself about your sexuality, is often the hardest [...] » Read Article

Michael Lucas: Live in a World Where Everyone Has HIV | Commentary | Advocate.com
September 27, 2011

Gay men accounted for 64% of all new HIV cases in 2009, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Michael Lucas offers a solution [...] » Read Article

Michael Lucas: ‘Poisonous’ anti-Israel lobby should not complain over LGBT meeting | Pink News
June 27, 2011

Michael Lucas is the best-known gay porn producer and director in the United States and a columnist for The Advocate. Here, he responds to gay rights campaigner Peter Tatchell’s argument that an LGBT youth conference should not be held in Israel [...] » Read Article

Michael Lucas: Misplaced Lust | Commentary | Advocate.com
May 20, 2011

Lady Gaga and Liza Minnelli I get. But when The New York Times pronounced antigay Rep. Aaron Schock of Illinois a gay icon, I was, well, Schocked. [...] » Read Article

Michael Lucas: Israeli Delegation's Shameful Decision at Gay Pride | Commentary | Advocate.com
April 20, 2011

Just as it takes courage to be an out gay person in this world, so it takes strength of character to proclaim an Israeli identity. [...] » Read Article

Michael Lucas: It's Not About the Money | Commentary | Advocate.com
March 3, 2011

I wish I could have been there to see it. Last Tuesday, a handful of anti-Israeli activists' heads exploded when they found out that New York's LGBT Center had canceled their planned Israeli Apartheid Week shindig and barred them from meeting at the center ever again. [...] » Read Article

Michael Lucas: Gays Need a Drug Intervention | Commentary | Advocate.com
February 17, 2011

The ship was called the Allure of the Seas, and it was billed by Atlantis as the “largest gay cruise ever.” [...] » Read Article

Michael Lucas: Democracy in Egypt a Myth? | Commentary | Advocate.com
January 31, 2011

Hope, freedom, and democracy — these are three words that have little or nothing to do with what’s happening in Egypt at the moment. [...] » Read Article

Michael Lucas: When the Left Attacks | Commentary | Advocate.com
January 12, 2011

The moment the “Breaking News” banner went up on MSNBC, announcing the tragic shooting rampage in Tucson, the knee-jerk liberal invective hit the Twitter Face Space. [...] » Read Article

Michael Lucas: Putin Serenades Hollywood Lefties | Commentary | Advocate.com
December 17, 2010

The video scene is going viral: Russia’s prime minister, Vladimir Putin, is ineptly playing the piano and painfully singing “Blueberry Hill” at a charity event this week in St. Petersburg. [...] » Read Article

Michael Lucas: Treat Pedophiles Humanely | Commentary | Advocate.com
November 15, 2010

Last Friday pedophilia was once again the talk of the airwaves. Network news anchors and the hosts on cable news went apoplectic about a self-published book called The Pedophile’s Guide to Love and Pleasure for sale as an e-book in Amazon’s Kindle Store. [...] » Read Article

Michael Lucas on Reviving AIDS Art | Commentary | Advocate.com
November 4, 2010

I have been struck lately by the ubiquity of media in New York from the early part of the AIDS crisis. [...] » Read Article

Michael Lucas is Done With Russia | Commentary | Advocate.com
October 11, 2010

A couple of weeks ago, Russian authorities arrested Nikolai Alexeyev at Moscow’s Domodedovo airport. [...] » Read Article

Michael Lucas vs. Ann Coulter | Commentary | Advocate.com
September 27, 2010

It's time for Ann Coulter to come out of the closet. Her right-wing followers would never know it, but she thinks gay people are just great. [...] » Read Article

Michael Lucas on Bad Journalism | Commentary | Advocate.com
September 23, 2010

Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has now addressed the United Nations six times — Michael Lucas wants to know, Where are the tough [...] » Read Article

Michael Lucas: It Takes a Coulter | Commentary | Advocate.com
August 24, 2010

It’s time for the gay community to change its Facebook status from “in a relationship with Democrats” to “single.” [...] » Read Article

The Monument to Muslim Terrorism | Religion | Advocate.com
August 9, 2010

COMMENTARY: In New York City last week, the planned Islamic cultural center near ground zero was given the go-ahead, when the Landmarks Commission denied landmark status to the existing building on the proposed construction site [...] » Read Article

Marriage is a Bad Word | Commentary | Advocate.com
July 29, 2010

I got married to my boyfriend in October 2008 in Los Angeles, in that brief interlude when the California I got married to my boyfriend in October 2008 in Los Angeles, in that brief interlude when the California Supreme Court determined gay marriage was legal, and before the people of California approved Proposition 8 and made it illegal again. [...] » Read Article

Michael Lucas on Madrid's Bad Pride | Commentary | Advocate.com
June 23, 2010

On July 3, Madrid will hold its annual gay pride celebration. Undoubtedly, hundreds of thousands of gay men and some women will descend on Madrid from all over the world for a long weekend of parties, drugs, dance, and sex. [...] » Read Article

Michael Lucas: Europe's Trouble with Israel | People | Advocate.com
June 9, 2010

COMMENTARY: Porn entrepreneur and Advocate columnist Michael Lucas asks if Europe is retroactively justifying the Holocaust through its [...] » Read Article

Michael Lucas on Russia's Pride Struggle | Commentary | Advocate.com
May 30, 2010

COMMENTARY: Porn entrepreneur and Advocate columnist Michael Lucas explains why Russia does not tolerate demonstrations of gay pride [...] » Read Article

Lucas: Don't Throw Israel Under the Bus | Commentary | Advocate.com
April 22, 2010

Michael Lucas says President Barack Obama should think twice before his administration makes a move to alienate Israel, a friend to the [...] » Read Article

Michael Lucas on Supergays and Diversity | Commentary | Advocate.com
April 1, 2010

As an adult performer and entrepreneur, I receive, gratifyingly, a lot of respect in both the gay and the straight community. If I see discrimination, ironically, it’s mostly from our community. [...] » Read Article

Michael Lucas Wants to Take You to Israel | Travel | Advocate.com
March 9, 2010

He's taken many a gay man to heaven with adult films like Michael Lucas' La Dolce Vita and Fire Island Cruising. Now, Michael Lucas want to take you to the [...] » Read Article

Leaderless | People | Advocate.com
February 6, 2010

Porn impresario Michael Lucas looks for the country's gay Martin Luther King, Jr.––– [...] » Read Article

Queers for Palestine? | Commentary | Advocate.com
October 7, 2009

Adult-film director Michael Lucas has a beef with all those queers for Palestine -- he suggests their embrace of the Palestinian cause implies that they [...] » Read Article

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