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How Five Gay Porn Stars Came Out To Their Parents

The process of coming out as a gay to parents is an emotional journey on its own, but the task of coming out as a gay man and a gay porn star is an entirely different monster.

Earlier this week, we were treated to a rare interview with Broke Straight Boys model Paul Canon and his parents, talking very candidly about Paul’s decision to appear in gay porn and the influence his career has over his family’s perception of sexuality. Ultimately, the only thing that mattered to Paul’s family was his happiness and health.

Let’s check out four more gay porn stars and their own stories about laying the gay porn news on their parents:

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Michael Lucas

Controversial porn kingpin Michael Lucas has spoken openly about his decision to pursue sex work as a means of support when he moved to America from Russia in 1997. In an interview with Vox, he revealed that his family, including a brother and grandparents, are supportive of his career in gay porn.

He continued:

It was not big breaking news. I told my mother, “”I always wanted to do something in front of the camera but you know, Hollywood never called. But still I managed to get into the erotica business,”” and my mother said, “”Even porn?”” And I said, “”Yep, I make porn.”” And that was it. We talked about business with my father. We never talked discussed performance, you know, the models and movies themselves, but financial situations. My parents have been to my corporate offices. And so I was very open to them, and I was lucky that they do well. They were very educated, very open minded people and that’s very helpful. I think it’s helpful that they are not religious.

 [Photo: Lucas Entertainment, nsfw]

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Steven Daigle

Before starring in the raunchy bareback flick “Cum Whore”, Steven Daigle was a wholesome country boy pegged as the “gay cowboy” on Big Brother season 10. At the time, he apparently didn’t have a relationship with his family due to his sexuality. “I come from crazy,” he told The Sword in 2011. “Once I made my transition to porn and was being thrust into the media via TMZ and Perez Hilton, it seemed that everyone I had ever known was finding ways to contact me and ask about it–everyone except my family.”

After his award-winning debut film “Steven Daigle XXPosed” won a GayVN award for Best Renting Title, he shared the news with his mother. “The response I got was not too far from what I expected,” he writes. “’You should not be proud of any award you win for something disgusting like that.’ The rest of the message was about me asking for forgiveness from God and quoting random Bible verses.”

 [Photo: Gio Photography]

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Christian Wilde

Bisexual gay porn star Christian Wilde told his entire “coming out” story in an emotional YouTube video, posted to his blog last year. The first of his family members to know about his work were his aunt and mother, who helped eased him into coming out as a gay porn star to his father.

Before he had the chance to tell his father, Wilde says he found out through the grapevine. “Whatever you do, I still love you, and your’e still my son,” he said. “I just want to let you know that it’s ok.

 [Photo: Naked Sword, nsfw]

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Jesse Jackman

Jesse Jackman detailed his entire coming out experience in a blog post for HuffPo earlier this year, explaining that his mother discovered his work in gay porn by way of his blog. “Her response was amazing,” he writes.

“She’d known the whole time. Our bank accounts are linked because we co-own some property; several months earlier she’d noticed a deposit from a source she didn’t recognize — my studio — and traced it back to their website.” After seeing some intimate outtakes from his film “Loud and Nasty,” he says she understood that porn was about love, not torture. [Photo: Facebook]

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Paul Canon

Probably the most candid porn-star-coming-out of all time comes from Broke Straight Boys model Paul Canon, who recently sat down with his entire immediate family to discuss his gay porn career and their assumptions about his sexuality. Check it out here!

“My parents knowing I do porn is actually kind of a good thing now,” Paul says. On the topic of discovering his work in porn through an organic Google search, Paul’s mother said “I was shocked. I thought, ‘that’s him! This is it!'” “It was a big shock, there was a lot of anxiety, but it is what it is. He’s going to do what he wants to do, and if that’s what it is, I support him.”

 [Photo: YouTube]