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Anderson Cooper Avoids Islamophobe Michael Lucas At Parties

Attending the birthday party of gay NYC nightlife mensch Josh Wood, Anderson Cooper made the rounds last week at a Chelsea Hotel suite with his boyfriend Ben Maisani — which isn’t all that surprising, because Mr. Cooper doesn’t shy away from the gays as much as you’d expect, given his on-air closet. But the ultimate snub of the evening, relays Michael Musto, was delivered to Lucas Entertainment’s Michael Lucas: “I hear [Anderson] talked to a lot of people at the party–but not porn titan Michael Lucas, who knows him and thought getting dissed was weird.” Actually, the ultimate snub of the evening went to Michael Musto, who wasn’t invited.

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  • Harbo

    Isn’t it time we left Anderson Cooper alone? He’s rich, he’s successful, he’s smart and he’s gloriously handsome. If he’s gay, he’s gay. If he’s not, he’s not. Let him have a life free of all this speculaton. Leave the timing up to him.

  • Cam


    You’re so right, lets leave all the gay rights issues to the small, unimportant, paycheck to paycheck folks who have so much less to lose. (Eye roll).

  • Lucas

    @Cam: Excellent.

  • SouthSideShorty

    I’m with Harbo. Cooper is under no obligation to try to make your life better. If he publicly wants to support you and your demographic, he’ll say so. If not . . . well, do you really believe that whining at him will get him to change his mind?

  • Righwingers are sociopaths (John from England)

    @SouthSideShorty: @Cam: @Lucas:

    He does a helluva lot more towards gay rights then most OUT gay people!

    What has Lucas done but fill up his right wing pay check??

    Please BS.

    You need some powerful gays that EVERYONE knows is gay, has a partner, is seeing in gay night spots that works on the inside,then sitting around on the outside doing sh*t to move gay rights but scream and whine like Get Equal.

  • Leo

    OK, His boyfriend?? And you know this how?? I have never heard the man say: I AM GAY.

  • justiceontherocks

    Where does this obsession with celebrities who have nothing to do with our lives get us?

  • pepa

    @Righwingers are sociopaths (John from England): The problem is that the gay media WANTS us to drool over this, but then again they program us in such a way that they demand obedience and attention in order to distract us and in the end trap us into this never-ending victim-hood.


    And Micheal Lucas did what he had to do. Islam is not at all something we should defend. Islam by its nature demands servitude and enslavement, maybe that is why the gay media want us to relate to muslims, they want to achieve the same goal.

  • Cam

    Once again all the angry little apologists for Hollywood come screaming in here whenever there is a story about Cooper, Kevin Spacey, John Travolta etc…

    Saying that Anderson Cooper does so much for gays, is all well and good. But by staying closeted he’s still sending the message that it’s something to be hidden.

    As for #6 Leo…you’ve never HEARD him say he was gay? Yeah, because that is the only way THAT is determined isn’t it?

  • Drake

    Michael Lucas is a fan of Ann Coulter and GOProud, both totally against gay equality and gay rights. Maybe Anderson has enough self-respect to avoid that Walking Dick with Trout-Lips.

  • TheRealAdam

    @Drake: LOL! So wrong…

  • Kirk

    @SouthSideShorty: I’m with you and Harbo.

    And, yes, he certainly is rich, successful, smart, and gloriously handsome.
    So is Ben.

    I give the guy credit. As far as I know, he is always a gentleman.

    This trust-fund baby certainly doesn’t have to work.

    I’ve never had the pleasure of meeting him personally, but I’m told by a couple of friends who know him that he doesn’t have a pretentious bone in his body. I understand that he even worked as a waiter in a restaurant (Mortimer’s) when he was an adolescent.

    The only thing I can think of as to why some insecure gays resent him is jealousy.

    Too bad for them.

    Do you really think that if every gum-chewing, polyester-clad matron in the laundromats of East Podunk and beyond knew that A.C. is gay that would really make things better for all of us?

    I’m a fan of Anderson Cooper, but I don’t give him that much power.

  • Jamie

    What is one to do when confronted with a piece of trash? Embrace it, treat it as a paragon of virtue, hold it up as an example of what we should all be? Or shun it, and treat it with disdain and scorn? Sounds like Anderson knows the answer, and maybe we all could learn a thing or two.

  • Jeff R

    @Drake: I’m not a fan of his at all but that surprises me. He really supports Coulter and GOProud?!? I would have hoped that he had a bit more intelligence than that. Is there a link to a prior interview or statement? Just curious.

  • Drake ran a video of Lucas at the Ann Coulter speech sponsored by the GOProud homocons, and showed him in the audience. I haven’t checked whether or not the video is on youtube. Anyway, Coulter was insulting about gay civil rights.The event was a fundraiser for GOProud, which is against about everything that specifically helps gays.

  • Queer Supremacist

    I’ll take Michael Lucas, openly gay and bravely standing up to Islamic homophobia, over the star of Closet-queen News Network.

  • Chitown Kev

    It was only a matter of time until Queerty found a way to get 2 of it’s biggest celebrity obsessions into the same headline and story.

  • Jamie

    @Queer Supremacist: Please, take him… you can have him! Will you take his rich check-writing husband (you know, the one that keeps his ridiculously bad porn “empire” in business) too? And what about Lucas’ defending pedophiles? And, what about his defense of giving money to gay-hating republicans? Will you take that, too? Please, please take Lucas away, stuff something in his mouth, and shut him up. Lucas does nothing to further gay rights… unless it gets his name in the headlines and/or inflates his already-too-large lips. Err, I mean ego.

  • dale

    Some people have much more to lose than gain from being out or outed. It is his life and his choice,if he choses not to speak to some one,who cares?

  • Ealan75

    @Kirk: Thank you. Well said!

  • WillBFair

    I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. Self righteous hicks that are out make us all look bad. And kind and responsible people who are semi out make us look great. I’ll choose the later in a heartbeat. Hoorah for the Anderson.

  • Max Campbell

    Michael Lucas forever!!!


    I long assumed that CNN has made some contractual agreement with Anderson preventing him from stating the obvious. Otherwise, Kathy Griffin would have outted him way back.

    The truth will be here soon enough. Leave him alone in the mean time!

  • Harpy

    Maybe Anderson just doesn’t like Lucas. Maybe it’s not an issue of visibility, but simply the fact that he finds Lucas distasteful. Anderson is a public person and a celebrity of some status in mainstream American media. It’d damage his image to be seen engaging with a pornographer.

    I’d certainly think less of Anderson if he did *shrugs*.

  • tjr101

    Good for AC, avoid that walking syphilis at all cost!

  • Jimmy

    When Anderson comes out of the closet and admits being gay to encourage struggling teens, wake me up. For now, he is content being a closeted news anchor to keep the money rolling in despite teen suicides. A bit of a low life to me.

  • FlyTheWorld

    @Jimmy: yes, Jimmy, because he needs the money so desperately. In case you weren’t aware of the wealth he comes from, you might want to do a little research before making uninformed and uneducated statements. The last thing he’s in it for is money.

  • John

    Do you Queens really think gay youths look towards Anderson Cooper and Rachael Meadow for support in their coming out?! How are celebrities going to stop kids from being bullied or parents from not being supportive?

    I bet if Coooper comes out tomorrow that it is only a matter of time before another outbreak occurs and the media reports 10 or 15 more weak stupid young gay youths killing themselves and then what will Cooper’s gay out and proud moment achieve?

    Considering Cooper is on TV daily is it really a crime for him to want to keep some of his life private? Perhaps his partner wishes NOT to be in the spotlight. I also love how so many people KNOW Cooper is gay and that those close to him even in this day and age respect the man enough to not sell pictures or videos to TMZ and such trash outlets.

    Here is what I hate about the LGBT community:

    – If Jordan Knight any 90s boy band member came out they roll their eyes and say “Great, another loser whose fame has passed trying to reclaim their 15 mins.”

    – If a stranger comes up to me out of the blue and asks “Are you gay” and I reply with “That is none of your business” I am a self loathing gay with issues, fears, and blah blah blah.

    Not I am not ashamed of my sexuality but last time I checked it falls under my PRIVATE LIFE and as such it is something I can share with those I want to keep in the know.

    But then again the LGBT community is a stupid one. We like gays to wear rainbow bracelets but cringe at men with bio-hazard tattoos?

    What? Some men can’t be proud to be HIV positive?

  • Queer Supremacist

    @Jamie: This from a guy with a ridiculous website devoted to schadenfreude over the financial difficulties of porn studios?

    @John: If Jordan Knight any 90s boy band member came out they roll their eyes and say “Great, another loser whose fame has passed trying to reclaim their 15 mins.”

    He’s a loser because he was in a terrible band who happens to be gay. You can find that in the like-I-give-a-damn section. Wake me when someone from a good band comes out. Or someone people have heard of, like John Travolta.

    – If a stranger comes up to me out of the blue and asks “Are you gay” and I reply with “That is none of your business” I am a self loathing gay with issues, fears, and blah blah blah.

    I agree with that. I also hate the phrase “self-loathing.” Anyone who uses it is either intellectually lazy or engaging in psychological projection, or both.

    But then again the LGBT community is a stupid one. We like gays to wear rainbow bracelets but cringe at men with bio-hazard tattoos?
    What? Some men can’t be proud to be HIV positive?

    The bio-hazard tattoos are a symbol of those who deliberately seek to become HIV Positive. That’s nothing to be proud of.

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