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WATCH: Michael Lucas Exposes Russia’s Campaign Of Evil

Adult film impresario Michael Lucas has long used his fame as a platform to speak out about causes he holds near and dear, and as a Russia-born gay man it’s unsurprising that his next project is a full-length documentary that will raise more awareness for the atrocities being committed against LGBT people in his native country.

Lucas is raising funds to complete the film titled The Campaign of Evil: Russia and Gay Propaganda with a Kickstarter campaign. In a note posted on the page, he explains why this is a passion project for him.

Since growing up as a confused gay child in the former Soviet Union, it has been my dream to show the world a vision of what it is like to be a member of the LGBT community in my former homeland.

As most of the world moves forward toward gay equality, Russia is seemingly heading backward. Antigay sentiment and legislation are spreading rapidly throughout the country. Earlier this year, the Russian parliament passed a ban on so-called “gay propaganda” that effectively makes nearly any public discussion of gay equality a crime. The city of Moscow has outlawed Gay Pride parades for the next 100 years. Adoption of Russian children is forbidden to citizens of any foreign country that permits gay marriage. And legislation is now being considered that would permit the Russian government to remove gay people’s children from their homes. The Kremlin has chosen the LGBT community as its scapegoat in a populist campaign against supposedly decadent “Western” values, and there are ominous signs of much worse to come. Violent attacks against Russian gays or suspected gays are more and more common. Videos of young LGBT people being taunted and tortured have been widely distributed on the Internet.

Those are the stories that get the headlines, but there is much more to the Russian LGBT men and woman I have met. It is my hope that this documentary will educate viewers to their reality.

Donate to Lucas’ campaign to complete the documentary here.

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10 Comments

  • 2eo

    @EdWoody: Yeah, it’s completely comparable with state sponsored mass murder, segregation and genocide.

    Idiot.

  • Kenover

    BRAVO, MICHAEL!!!! Keep telling truth to power and exposing Putin’s state-sponsored, Orthodox Church-endorsed pogrom against Russia’s gay citizens. Actions have consequences. Boycott the Evil Anti-Gay Empire!!!!

  • LeNair Xavier

    This can be a great thing to get involved in, but one should always look at the source BEFORE handing out praise.

    And here, that source is Michael Lucas.

    Every thing Michael Lucas does is like that of any common pimp and hooker – it’s to better HIS image, FIRST and FOREMOST. Especially now, since more and more people are learning how much of a hypocritical jerk he is. So sadly, whether or not his actions helps others is later on the list in his eyes.

    So I don’t question whether or not it’s a good thing to do. Based on mine and others’ history with Michael Lucas, I question his motivation.

  • Fitz

    Yes, Michael Lucas filming a monogamous same-status couple screwing BB is as evil as Russian lawns which criminalize homosexuality. You are a moron.

    Lucas is a hero. He speaks up, he is in the right side of issues 90% of the time. The only reason he gets so much hate here is 1) Jealousy 2) your hatred of Jews, and… cuz it’s worth mentioning twice, 3) jealousy.

  • lailaichong

    @EdWoody: I think Michael Lucas is doing the right thing

  • Pistolo

    I’m totally behind Michael Lucas on this and I don’t doubt his sincerity. He publicly called out Johnny Weir and articulated very eloquently the severity of Russia’s pervasive homophobia. He’s the perfect voice for this project and I will support him.

  • Fawkes

    Great. Now that he opposes what Russia is doing, it almost makes me want to support it.

  • Red_Dragon_888

    So there should be an effort to put a light on the other problems of the Russian Government under the leadership of Putin, for this is just a red herring and maybe the tip of the ice burg.

  • JohnnyPornLover

    @LeNair Xavier: Before questioning the source, look at yourself. You are so clear & transparent and everyone knows your story by now. You are a failed porn performer. Nobody wanted to hire you because you are just not good looking. You have auditioned several times for Lucas Entertainment and were always denied (Per your own blog). As a result you ended up bitter and badmouth him any and every way you can. Get a life and get a job.

  • Fawkes

    @JohnnyPornLover: You’re a lunatic. And probably one of the nastiest trolls I’ve seen. Are you one of Michael Lucas’s hatchet men? Or are you actually the degenerate piece of trash himself?

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