Frontpage Interview’s guest today is Michael Lucas, the most mainstreamed, provocative, and controversial figure in gay adult entertainment today. A writer for the gay newsmagazine The Advocate, he describes himself as “a stranger among friends as I am a well-known gay man who is not on the Left, so I disappoint a lot of my fans.” Visit his site at MichaelLucas.com.
FP: Michael Lucas, welcome to Frontpage Interview.
I would like to talk to you today about your experience as a gay man and yet not being part of the Left — the reasons for that and also the consequences of it.
But first I would like to talk to you about your background a bit.
You were born in Moscow in March of 1972. Can you share what it was like growing up gay and Jewish in the Soviet Union.
Lucas: It was difficult to be Jewish and a curse to be gay growing up in Russia. I was very quick to embrace my Jewishness and become very proud of it. When I was little and going to school, problems with my being Jewish were my first encounters with discrimination. This was a fact I couldn’t hide since it was written in the school journal. Jewish was considered a nationality, like Ukrainian or Georgian, and we were categorized by our ethnic backgrounds. There weren’t many Jews in my class at school, so my problems came mainly from kids and not teachers. Teachers tried to be politically correct while children, who came out of anti-Semitic households, did not.
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