lucas_0As one of the world’s most successful purveyors of gay pornography, I am no stranger to harsh criticism. Yet even with my thick skin, I was taken aback by the level of vitriol aimed at me in social media earlier this week. As it turned out, I was being bashed for something I never did.

An article by Jay Michaelson in The Daily Beast described the controversy over a gathering hosted by gay hotel owners Ian Reisner and Mati Weiderpass, billed as a “fireside chat” with U.S. Senator Ted Cruz. Michaelson then brought up my name, writing “As at Reisner’s event, Lucas has often ‘discussed’ the contrast between gay rights in Israel versus the rest of the Middle East.” READ FULL