Fresh from a successful copyright battle in court, New York City plaything Michael Lucas descends another valley in the highs and lows of the bi-polar industry: America’s leading gay media police hate him. Sads!
The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, whose head Jarrett Barrios loves when you call it out, tried making Lucas persona non grata around these parts when they had photos of him from their GLAAD Awards ceremony yanked from WireImage; they were replaced after Lucas complained. Then there was his anchor friend at the Logo network, whose bosses supposedly told him not to associate with Lucas in public.
To Lucas, it’s an example of “LGBT-on-LGBT discrimination” because “[s]upergays and superlesbians don’t like our diversity. They want to streamline us as gymgoing, straight-acting professionals, sanitized for your protection. Anderson Cooper will be their perfect role model, assuming he ever comes out of the closet.”
But is this an example of gay institutions discriminating against of their own — a gay person — because he’s a player in that filthy porn world? Or because he’s a radical Islamaphobe? Either way, we already know GLAAD is afraid of anything resembling controversy, which is exactly what Lucas represents, and traffics in.
Does that make it fair for a television network to tell an employee he cannot be friends with Lucas? Certainly not. But if GLAAD wanted photos of Lucas on the red carpet, the organization would’ve invited him; he attended as a guest of an honoree.