A new porn studio has been launched with the aim to support the LGBT community in Russia by donating all profits made from its sales to gay Russian refugees.

Monarchy Distribution, based in Los Angeles, has recently announced the launch of its new non-profit department ‘Boys Town Studios’.

Mike Kulich, owner of Monarchy Distribution, said in an interview with XBIZ that he created the studio to “give back to the LGBT community”.

He said: “I want to help the people suffering all over the world and living in persecuting countries using the best way I know how: making quality porn.”

Mr Kulich also added that profits from the studio’s first film ‘Deep in the Dark’, due for release in October, will go to gay Russian refugees.

President Vladimir Putin signed the law in June banning the promotion of “non-traditional relationships” toward minors, a move that has been criticised as part of a broader crackdown on Russia’s gay community.

Mr Kulich said: “While the advancements of gay rights in the US have changed our society for the better, the setbacks abroad particularly in Russia made me see that this type of project was a necessity.”

The porn studio owner also said that he hopes members from the LGBT community around the world will reach out to Boys Town Studios for help.

He added: “Anyone will be able to write Boys Town Studios and tell their stories about how bigotry and homophobia has affected their lives, and we will step into help those victims as much as we can”.

Boys Town Studios, which does not yet have a website, plans to release two films per month covering “twinks, bears, leather and other niche fetishes.”