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Prominent HIV/AIDS Organizations Oppose California's A.B. 1576

Eric Paul Leue | Posted 10.12.2014 | Gay Voices
Eric Paul Leue

Let's be honest: The intentions of California's A.B. 1576 are, at best, unclear. While mandatory STI testing threatens privacy and individual rights of adult film performers, it is doubtful that enforcing outdated prevention efforts onto performers and productions will do any good for anyone.

The Porn Industry Is All Grown Up Now

Los Angeles Daily News | Susan Abram | Posted 03.25.2014 | Los Angeles

At an adult film industry event that kicked off in Hollywood on Wednesday, the scantily clad and the leather-bound were nowhere to be seen. Absent we...

Multiple HIV Diagnoses Lead To Changes In Porn Filming

AP | Posted 11.17.2013 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — An adult film trade group will lift its second production moratorium of the past month, saying that an HIV scare has passed. The ...

State Condoms In Porn Bill Fails

Los Angeles Daily News | Susan Abram | Posted 11.14.2013 | Los Angeles

Within weeks after several porn performers tested positive for HIV, a bill to require adult film actors throughout California to use condoms when shoo...

Porn Moratorium Declared As Another Actor Tests Positive For HIV

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 09.07.2013 | Los Angeles

The pornography industry in Southern California is calling for a moratorium on production for the second time in less than a month after another perfo...

'This Is The Biggest Threat I've Seen To The Industry'

AP | JOHN ROGERS | Posted 03.04.2013 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- The show must go on, is the entertainer's credo, and it did just that in the nation's Porn Capital even after Los Angeles County voted ...

This Year's 'Only-In-LA' Ballot Measure

Los Angeles Daily News | Susan Abram | Posted 12.26.2012 | Los Angeles

In an only-in-L.A. moment, Los Angeles County voters will decide on Election Day if adult-film actors should wear condoms while shooting pornographic ...

Party With Porn Stars!

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 10.25.2012 | Los Angeles

Porn stars are putting on a party, and you're invited. The sexy actors are getting together to raise money to fight Los Angeles County Measure B, w...

Advocacy Group Rips Porn Industry Over Syphilis Outbreak

Reuters | Posted 10.21.2012 | Los Angeles

By Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES, Aug 21 (Reuters) - A porn industry trade group has announced a U.S. moratorium on producti...

The Porn Industry May Be Facing A Syphilis Outbreak

AP | SHAYA TAYEFE MOHAJER | Posted 10.20.2012 | Business

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Four more cases of syphilis have been found in an investigation of an outbreak among porn performers, bringing the total to nine,...

.XXX versus .com? W.W.D.A.D. (What Would Dan Ariely Do)?

Jennifer Ketcham | Posted 11.13.2011 | Los Angeles
Jennifer Ketcham

The adult industry has been a long time proponent of our right to Free Speech, and from the days of Naked Lunch, to the more recent battle over required condom use, Americans have been trying to define what is pornographically acceptable for years.

Porn Back To Business After Performer Retests HIV Negative

AP | By SHAYA TAYEFE MOHAJER | Posted 11.03.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- An adult film performer who tested positive for HIV and caused the porn industry to shut down production as a precaution has been retes...

WATCH: Former Porn Actress Pleads For Condom Use In Films

AP | By SHAYA TAYEFE MOHAJER | Posted 10.16.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- If a health advocacy group gets enough petition signatures, Los Angeles residents could be asked to vote on whether porn producers must...

Porn Industry's New Weapon In Fight Against STIs

AP | SHAYA TAYEFE MOHAJER | Posted 07.27.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — Porn performers will soon be given a list of recommended health care providers for their frequent sexually transmitted disease tes...

Porn Stars Decry Piracy In New Video (SFW)

wired.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Piracy is hurting the bottom line of the adult entertainment industry, according to a new public-address video starring porn stars. The Adult Enter...

It's Time for a Mature Industry

Theresa Darklady Reed | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Theresa Darklady Reed

While not everyone can or should run for a position in their state House of Representatives or Senate like I've done, there is no shortage of opportunities to make a positive contribution.