Coming Out Month: Michael Lucas
Michael Lucas is a polarizing individual. Some of you might remember our brief feud with his studio. Though we managed to put that in the past—due to his ability to make porn like this, this, this and this—we’re fully aware that some people aren’t able to put their feelings aside and simply jerk off to the dicks he puts in front of us.
Alas, the gay porn mogul was kind enough to send in a contribution for Coming Out Month, and who are we to silence his voice and cast aside his personal story? Read what he had to say, and maybe you’ll have some newfound respect for where he’s coming from. Maybe.
Click through to read Michael Lucas’ coming out experience:
I grew up in a very homophobic and dark Communist Soviet Union. I didn’t know anything about gay life or gay sex. I felt as though I was different from a very early age, but I did not realize that I was a gay man until the age of sixteen. It was to my absolute horror that I discovered I am a homosexual, which meant you were a freak, a criminal who would go to jail 2-5 years for committing a homosexual act.
I spent the following two years in a very depressed state, trying to go against my nature and do my best to not be attracted to men. It wasn’t until the age of nineteen that I had sex with another man for the first time. It was around this time that I remember coming across an article that was smearing the West.
It said that the Western society was immoral, becuase they tolerated homosexuality. This negative article was the most positive thing I could hope for. It absolutely turned my life around 180 degrees. It was then that I made the decision to leave for the West, and in the meantime, it gave me the strength to go on with my life. I came out to my friends and my family. It was quite an easy decision for me, as I never lived my life based on lies. I consider myself a very open and honest person.
In general, sexuality was very taboo and not spoken about. We never saw more then a brief kiss between a man and woman on TV. So, I would say that I consider myself to be very lucky that my parents loved me enough to be easy on me and accept it. I know that it was not easy for them, and I am particulary grateful for my grandparents who were, and still are, very supportive about everything I do. I am glad my parents were educated enough to do research on the matter and realize my sexual orientation is not my choice.
Soon after, I introduced my first boyfriend to the members of my family. Unfortunately, Russian society wasn’t as accepting as my family was. To put it mildly, I was subject to such vigorous discrimination that I left with $200 in my pocket and didn’t look back. In 1995, I headed for Europe, then to the United States in 1997. It was in 2001 that I decided to move my entire family here.
I am happy with the life I live now, and I have never looked back.
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