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Gay porn star dead in apparent suicide two weeks after his husband’s death

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  1. What a terrible tragedy!

    My heart goes out to both families.

  2. Such sad news. My thoughts and heartfelt condolences to their love ones.

  3. When some of us say that marriage equality isn’t that big a deal – this shows just how important it is. So sorry to hear about this tragedy.

  4. I was sceptical when I first read that the non-existence of gay marriage in the States was responsible, but then as you read on and hear of the difficulties that resulted and the stresses that those difficulties caused, it’s not inconceivable that if these two had both been able to be live in the States this tragedy would not have occurred. Sounds like they were very much in love. On the other hand, there’s always a way of solving these problems, or of managing to put up with them.

  5. DivusAntinous 12 Mar 2013, 7:01pm

    This is terribly sad and all that. But why is there so much posted on this site about porn stars, and so little about, say for example, “gay themed” plays and things like that. Things like this play about the life of Alan Turing http://newdiorama.com/whats-on/the-universal-machine .
    I’m certain people will find that sort of thing far more interesting than some story about a chap that they may or may not have masturbated to at some point.

  6. I met him once. He had a good heart. A tragedy.

  7. This story doesn’t pass the smell test. Why didn’t they just go to Europe where their relationship would be recognized? The USA, although great, is not the beat all end all place to be. How did they get into Canada? I live in Vancouver, and gay couples from Western countries cannot just live and work here on a whim.

    1. There are lots of young Europeans working in Canada. I don’t know how old they were but there is such a thing as “Travel and work” for non-Canadians
      (1 year visa). You have to be under 35 to qualify.

  8. This is very sad.

    I don’t understand why they couldn’t live together in France? Does anyone know?

    1. They could have. I’m not sure why they didn’t just do that, or even come to Britain, which would have recognized their relationship. With one French partner, immigration to many places in Europe would not have been an issue.

      1. Robert in S. Kensington 13 May 2013, 2:42pm

        Their marriage would not have been recognised in the UK as such but instead, downgraded to a CP. Seeing that he was French would of course have made it easy for him to bring his American partner to France or even the UK. America still doesn’t allow foreign born partners in a gay binational legal union to be sponsored by their American partner for residency as it does for their straight counterparts intending to marry or who have married. Such a backward society even with equal marriage only at the state level in eleven states and probably twelve today if Minnesota passes it. Very sad that this couple ended up like this, tragic and it didn’t have to happen.

  9. Christopher in Canada 12 Mar 2013, 8:40pm

    I’m wondering why they just couldn’t live together, period. The point, though, is that societal approval seems to carry a lot of weight for many folks, and given their professions, one MAY assume that family and friends might not have provided the most positive of supports to these two… We don;t know the full story. Perhaps he just didn’t wish to live without his husband.

    They could have come to Canada the usual way, or plead asylum…

    1. Jacob Dugan-Brause 12 Mar 2013, 9:33pm

      Christopher, my husband and I tried to emigrate to Canada. We couldn’t as we didn’t meet the point criteria. End of that story. Hey, and I grew up in Alaska and love the north country! Oh, well.

      Further, we were the couple who had won a trial court case for marriage equality in Alaska only to see a constitutional amendment passed to ban same sex marriage. Think that would qualify us for some sort of ‘political conscience’ consideration in another country, right?

      Non. It didn’t mean much of anything. Replies: “You could have moved to a friendly state.” “Oz need hairstylists now, not managers.”

      Transnational couples have it even worse, many times. As we live in the UK now, I know a bit about the difficulties LGBT couples face moving countries. It’s not an easy option unless you move with a multinational corporation and live in an expat bubble.

      So let’s agree we don’t know the full story. Myself, I wish them peace.

  10. This is a terrible tragedy it really is. But I am confused (maybe I am missing something here) as to why they couldn’t be together in the US. There are some States now that allow marriage, including New York and there are millions of gay American men and women who live together without marriage. To me this tragedy makes no sense at all :(

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