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Chris’s Parents Kicked Him Out For Looking At Gay Porn

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Chris to Corbin: Chill out.

Unicorn Booty reader Chris is joining us in speaking out against the dangerous game of outing-by-lawsuit that gay porn studio Corbin Fisher has been embroiled in over recent weeks. Like myself, Chris was kicked out of his parents’ home when they discovered he had been viewing gay porn on the family computer.

It happens. It sucks. And it could be far worse if the revelation that your son is gay is coupled with a lawsuit for $25,000, as Corbin Fisher is seeking to claim from those it is suing.

In response to Corbin Fisher’s claim that they are liberating gays by outing them, Chris posits, “I don’t know why they feel it is their job to out people. Nothing good ever comes from outing someone.”

Corbin Fisher argues that their porn stars were all freed of an enormous burden when they came out, which is quite frankly how it should be. But the company is not giving those it is suing the opportunity to come out on their own terms.

At the same time that Corbin Fisher is pretending that gay teens are not at risk here, gay teens are literally speaking up and saying they very much are. A commenter on a Queerclick.com article that claims we’re making the whole threat up reads:

ImProof on March 2, 2011 3:38 PM

Ok I know that legally I’m not allowed to be on this site, but I am a gay teen. I have never downloaded porn illegally but if my parents ever found anything on my computer, I would definitely try to kill myself. I’m not just saying that, I suffer from depression and never let anybody touch my computer, under any circumstances. The other day a friend of mine found this site and Sticky on the top sites function on safari and I had a mini heart attack, I can’t even look at him now. If it were my parents who found anything it would definitely be driven over the edge. Michael Lucas saying that gay teen suicide is just hysteria is absolute bull.

Nobody here is suggesting that people shouldn’t be illegally downloading CF’s films. The problem is that a company that takes gay dollars has no business profiting off of outing its fans. Let’s call a spade a spade. Even if the company accomplishes the absolutely impossible task of stopping every single non-paying person in the world from viewing their films, they will succeed in completely violating the gay community’s trust and goodwill.

Corbin Fisher has framed the debate as if the only way to stop piracy is to sue downloaders, and that’s simply not the case. Watermarking downloads with users names or account numbers would stop sharing immediately. Today. Now. Problem solved.

Instead, the company is alienating its fanbase by suing 40,000 members of the gay community. On this trajectory it won’t matter if the company loses profits to illegal downloading or loses them to its disgusting media relations (i.e. “Thieving little shits“, “We hope to have extensive, damaging consequences” for downloaders, etc.) – either way they are going to lose.

If we were’t correct here, why would one of the largest gay porn companies in the word be so threatened by what a gay blog called Unicorn Booty had to say? It’s done. Change your business plan. It’s not working.

Props to Chris for being brave enough to share his story with us all. Extra props for being so damn adorable. Thanks, pal!

  • I used to look at gay porn on my family computer when no one was around. The day when my parent’s discovered what an internet history was and found out what I was looking at, I was mortified. I wasn’t able to come out when I was ready or on my terms. This chain of events caused many problems that eventually made me run away from home a lot because I no longer felt welcome at home. There were even a few instances where I was almost thrown out. My parents wanted to cure me of the gay and my life became a living hell that I eventually moved out completely. Being outed because of gay porn was the single worst thing that ever happened to me and put me through a long period of depression and self hatred, and as a result I had many thoughts of suicide. Being distanced from my family and living away from them and no longer having connections with them, including many other factors because I was outed by gay porn, led me to cutting myself on occasion and I tried many suicide attempts over the next few years. One of them put me in a hospital. I wish I had the opportunity to come out on my own terms and when I was ready, when I was comfortable and proud of who I was and am, rather than being forced to come out as a result of gay porn during high school.

    Yes, stealing gay porn on the internet is wrong. But there must be another way or some other solution to the issue than what Corbin Fisher is doing. I would never wish upon others what happened to me or to Chris. Forcing people to come out before they are ready is dangerous and damaging and we are both evidence to that.

  • Thank you for sharing your story, Andrew! While my situation wasn’t as dire as yours and Kevin’s, there was a period where I was disconnected from some of my family. Thankfully my family fully supports me today, but I still wish I had been able to choose how I came out, on my own terms. Fate, apparently, had a different plan.

  • SNT

    I thought that CF claim that all his boys were str8, who went gay for pay, which mean that gay for pay is bullsh*t and that all his boys are actually gay, who went str8 for pay…

  • Thankfully, and actually as a direct result of the suicide scare that landed me in the hospital, it shocked my family into compromising with me and meeting me halfway for the time being and as a result I moved across the country to them to be closer to them to re-build what was broken. Now we are definitely on much better terms and my family has come so far when it comes to acceptance (though not as far as I would like just yet). But the process took about 5 years after I came out (two of those living away from them and with minimal contact with them). But I do agree with you. I wish I had been able to decide for myself when to come out and not have something like me ending up in a hospital to shock people into accepting me. But it is what it is.

  • And comparing situations is difficult. I would never begin to say “my story was worse than yours” in any capacity. We all have our own stories, all of which are just as important to tell as the next. They all show examples of how being outed by gay porn can be damaging to people.

  • Im really sorry about someone wanting to kill themselves but damn dudes NO ONE NOT EVEN YOUR PARENTS ARE WORTH THAT. You are more then how your friends see you or your parents see you. God put you here for a reason life is to be lived look at the bigger picture here keep trucking, move on in peace and surround yourself with people who really love you not judge you.