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I Was a Male Prostitute, Grave Robber: Depardieu

Actor's autobiography also says his mom tried to abort him with knitting needles

(Newser) - Gerard Depardieu—known most recently for scootering while intoxicated , defecting to Russia , and peeing on an airplane floor —apparently can't resist upstaging himself. In his new autobiography, That's the Way It Was, excerpted in the Daily Mail , the French actor ventures into what's probably TMI territory,...

Second Gay Escort: I Gave Rekers Nude Massage in '92
Second Gay Escort: I Gave Rekers Nude Massage in '92
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Second Gay Escort: I Gave Rekers Nude Massage in '92

'I think he thought it wasn't gay,' ex-prostitute says

(Newser) - Anti-gay preachers probably shouldn't go on European vacations with rentboys, no matter how much proselytizing they do, because other allegations soon will follow. In this case, Gawker's got the scoop on Carl Shepherd, a former male escort who says George Rekers hired him in 1992 for "an intimate massage"...

Anti-Gay Leader Takes 'Rent Boy' on Vacation

Gay escort 'lifted my luggage,' says George Rekers

(Newser) - One of America's most prominent anti-gay activists says he didn't realize that the handsome young man who accompanied him on a trip to Spain was a prostitute until halfway through the vacation. Baptist minister George Rekers—co-founder of the Christian anti-gay lobbying group Family Research Council—says the man was...

First 'Prostidude' Leaves Brothel, Returns to Porn

'Markus' saw total of 10 clients, Shady Lady Ranch madam says

(Newser) - The country's first legal male prostitute has left the gigolo business, and the Shady Lady Ranch is temporarily turning away female customers. They weren't a large segment of the customer base anyway: The Nevada brothel owner says "Markus," who started work in January—and compared himself to Rosa...

For Vegas Gay-Cation, a Red-Headed 'Call Bear'
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 a Red-Headed 'Call Bear' 

For Vegas Gay-Cation, a Red-Headed 'Call Bear'

Male prostitute says he's exactly what some are looking for

(Newser) - Those who've privately wondered if they'll ever find love can take a lesson from Rusty McMann. “For every type of attraction there’s a market to be tapped,” McMann writes in explaining what it’s like to be a fat, Birkenstock-clad call “bear” in Las Vegas. The...

Vatican Rocked by Gay Prostitution Scandal

Chorister fired for procuring men for papal aide

(Newser) - A member of an elite Vatican choir has been fired for allegedly procuring male prostitutes for a senior Italian official who serves as one of Pope Benedict's ceremonial ushers. Wiretap transcripts seen by the Guardian suggest that the chorister provided numerous men—including at least one priest-in-training—to Angelo Badalucci,...

Don't Do It, Ladies: First Male Hooker Isn't Worth It

'Markus' is more like a 'bad second date'

(Newser) - Save your money, women of America. The nation's first legal male prostitute just isn't worth it, writes New York Post dating columnist Mandy Stadtmiller. She flew to Vegas undercover for an encounter with "Markus" and left underwhelmed. Important caveat: She didn't have sex with the "dorky college dropout,...

Nation's First Male Hooker: I'm Just Like Rosa Parks

'Markus' begins work at a Nevada brothel

(Newser) - The nation's first legal male prostitute is about to set up shop at a Nevada brothel, and he tells Details that this is no trivial matter. "It's just the same as when Rosa Parks decided to sit at the front instead of the back," says 25-year-old Markus (his...

Men Win Right to Be Hookers in Nevada

Brothel lobbyist predicts 'Pearl Harbor' for industry

(Newser) - Gay marriage may have taken a few steps backwards this year, but male hookers just won the right to work in Nevada brothels, and they can choose to accept male or female clients, just as female prostitutes can. Men can now be employed as well as women, thanks to a...

'Fun on Side' Haggard 'Fesses Up to 2nd Affair

His therapist says he's 'heterosexual with complications'

(Newser) - Disgraced evangelical pastor Ted Haggard has confessed to another "compulsive" relationship, this one with a young male volunteer in his former church. "I felt like God's plan was for sexuality to be in a monogamous, heterosexual marriage. But I had these other things going on," Haggard told...

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