ITEM: Susan Sontag, the famous feminist writer, died recently. The gay press is pointing out that her "official" obituary never mentioned her several female lovers and the fact that she was bisexual. Gay editorials are blasting the mainstream press for hiding yet another famous literary figure who was gay in life but straight in death.
I guess outing a person in death doesn't sound particularly appropriate to some in the mass media. But there is substantial documentation quoting the author that she was indeed, a lesbian.
ITEM: You recall in a past blog my writing about Johnny Rahm, the porn star who was down on his luck and who committed suicide last year. Now Gus Mattox, a hot porn star, is chiming in on the controversey. Gus had been a highly successful member of the Falcon Studio porn men. He left Falcon and is now an independent porn actor, among other pursuits. He commands higher pay for his work, though he admits, porn work hasn't been steady lately.
Gus admits that it would be nice for gay porn stars and other actors in the porn industry to get residual payments for past work. But as he kindly reminds the reader, residuals aren't contained in their contracts and in his opinion, never will be.
So until this changes, we will be reading more about gay porn actors committing suicide in the future. If you'd like to read Gus's comments, click on: http://www.washblade.com/2005/1-7/view/columns/mattox.cfm
Hoping everyone had a great weekend. Some of us played in the snow while others cuddled by the fire. Keep it warm, cozy and always hard.