News Brief - 2016 XBIZ Exec Awards!

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News Brief XBIZ Exec Awards

News Brief XBIZ Exec Awards

News Brief - 2016 XBIZ Exec Awards!

It is with great pleasure that we announce that Douglas Richter has been nominated for the 2016 XBIZ Exec Awards!  This prestigious award celebrates outstanding career achievement, reaching the pinnacle of ones' career, and fueling brands that excite and influence.  We are very happy for Douglas and his nomination and wish him the best of luck.

We encourage you all to go vote at XBIZ.net.  Be quick though, voting closes at Midnight on Sunday, November 15, 2015!

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News Brief - Killer Cobra

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News Brief Killer Cobra

News Brief Killer Cobra

It has become more and more mainstream for LGBTQ stores to find their way onto the big screen – MilkStonewallThe Imitation Game.  These films aim to uplift and inspire; shining a light on the great contributions our community has offered the world. 

The recently announced Christian Slater and Molly Ringwald film King Cobra, though it will dramatize a piece of gay history, will likely offer no such inspiration.  That is because it will tell the story of gay porn studio Cobra Video owner Bryan Kocis’ murder by two of his stars, Harlow Cuadra and Joseph Kerekes.  Slater and Ringwald, however, are not the only two stars attached to the project.  Naturally, James Franco is also involved.  Taking both a producing and acting credit for the film.

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News Brief - Jarek Wentworth Sentenced to Prison

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News Brief Jarek Wentworth Prison

News Brief Jarek Wentworth Prison

News Brief - Jarek Wentworth Sentenced to Prison

A federal judge has sentenced gay porn star Jarec Wentworth to five years and 10 months in prison.

Wentworth, 26 was convicted this past summer on six counts of extorting Donald Burns, a multimillionaire Magic Jack exec who admittedly had a penchant for sexual affairs with gay porn stars.

In sentencing, Wentworth was also ordered to serve three years of supervised release following his 70-month prison term.

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News Brief - Marriage Equality ALMOST Official in Ireland

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News Brief Marriage Equality in Ireladn

News Brief Marriage Equality in Ireland

Marriage Equality ALMOST Official in Ireland!

Ireland is one step closer to allowing same-sex couples to marry.

One of the two houses of Irish Parliament has passed what is known simply as the Marriage Bill, which will grant same-sex couples the same marriage rights as heterosexual couples.  Although the gay marriage has already been approved via a referendum in May, Parliament must first pass the bill before any marriages can take place.

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News Brief - China's Gay Shock Therapy

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China's Gay Shock Therapy

News Brief China's Gay Shock Therapy

Electroshock therapy was once commonly administered to gay people in the U.S. in an attempt to “cure” them of homosexuality.  Unfortunately, this continues to be common practice in many countries, including, China.  Shaunagh Connaire of Britain’s Channel 4 reported on this distressing situation in a recent episode of the foreign affairs series Unreported World.

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