Indicted AG sides with banning sex from the Kay

Ken Paxton

Indicted AG Ken Paxton

Indicted Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has joined the forces of truth, goodness and the American way to encourage Dallas to continue pissing away money to fight eXXXotica, the love and sex expo, from coming to the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center.

Paxton filed an amicus brief in the suit eXXXotica filed against the city. By my reading, he argues that in order for Dallas business to flourish, we must tell business not to do business in the city.

The city is currently spending $4,000 a day in legal fees to prevent the expo from renting space on a weekend when the Kay has no other business booked. That’s just legal fees and doesn’t include the money the city will be paying to eXXXotica when it loses its First amendment free speech case.

Paxton, who had new federal civil charges filed against him this week, kept focused on what was important — sex — and sent Dallas Voice the following:

Paxton sex letter

And the amicus brief is available here.

 

—  David Taffet

Legal bills mount as Dallas continues to block eXXXotica

eXXXoticaAccording to Dallas Councilman Scott Griggs, the eXXXotica lawsuit has cost the city $245,000 so far. Or as Councilman Philip Kingston points out, that’s $4,000 a day.

EXXXotica is a porn convention — sorry — they hate when I call it that: the largest expo in the country dedicated to love and sex — that would like to return to the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center.

Kay Bailey Hutchison went to Dallas City Council to tell them she didn’t think porn — I mean love and sex — should be in her convention center. Only it’s not hers. It’s Dallas’ center and it loses money each year because, well, when an expo wants to book the facility during a week when nothing else is going on in the Kay, Dallas says no.

Five council members oppose spending money on litigation the city will lose just to say “We oppose porn in Dallas” — Griggs and Kingston plus Adam Medrano, Sandy Greyson and Mark Clayton. Until a couple more council folks change their votes, the legal bills will continue to pile up until a judge orders the city to allow porn, I mean love and sex, into the Kay.

Next time you drive through a pothole in Dallas, just remember, the council has kept us safe from porn — I mean love and sex — in a part of the city you really have to go out of your way to even see, unless you’re at City Hall. It’s actually next door to City Hall.

—  David Taffet

Gay-for-pay TV series airs online

Broke Straight BoysThe reality show Broke Straight Boys will stream online for free beginning Saturday, Feb. 27 at 10 p.m. The eight-episode show previously was seen on Here TV as pay-per-view.

The series focuses on straight men that create gay adult films and the multi-million dollar company that provides the platform. The series tells these men’s story with no nudity or sexual acts in the show. You’ll have to buy or rent their videos for that.

Here’s a description of the show from a press release:

Spotlighting the various people involved in this taboo and unconventional lifestyle, the show examines the dynamic relationships between Mark Erickson, owner of BluMedia, his staff, and the models. Every month Mark houses a select number of these straight young men in his multi-million dollar mansion while they do scenes at a nearby studio. As dysfunctional a family as you will ever find, this group of colorful characters will keep viewers mesmerized at every moment.

The series airs here with one episode released weekly through April 16.

Here’s the trailer:

—  David Taffet

eXXXotica update

eXXXoticaThe adult expo eXXXotica sent a letter to Dallas Voice, but it’s addressed to Dallas, so we felt an obligation to post it. They’ve lawyered up and plan to sue the city unless the Kay Bailey Hutchison — the name we never use for the Dallas Convention Center except in connection with porn and other adult-oriented exhibits and expos — allows their show to go on.

They’re charging violations of their First and Fourteenth Amendment rights. Well, we’ll let them explain. Here’s their letter with links included:

Dear Dallas,



On February 10, 2016 the City Council voted to unconstitutionally ban Three Expo Events, LLC, producers of the EXXXOTICA Expo, from ever hosting an event at the city-owned Dallas Convention Center in Dallas, Texas.

From that moment we’ve been working diligently to file an injunction enabling us to regain our May 2016 dates; that lawsuit also includes charges of First and Fourteenth Amendment violations, due process violations as well as claims of their tortious interference.

These claims are all against the City of Dallas, its Mayor and City Council members who voted to ban the event, in their official capacity but also individually as well. To view the complaint, CLICK HERE

As of today, February 23, 2016, our complaint is complete and we have given our attorney, Roger Albright, permission to file at will.



It is important to recognize that once this lawsuit is filed, it is impossible to put the genie back in the bottle. It will likely cost the City of Dallas and its taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars, if not more, in legal fees and damages. This is on top of the already filed potential class action lawsuit filed yesterday in Federal District Court in Texas.

But there is another option. An option that makes this all go away.

We have directed our attorney to pass the finalized complaint to the City in hopes they will review our claim, recognize their mistake, and reconsider their ban. To view the letter, CLICK HERE


We are a lawful event, produced successfully with zero incidents in 2015 at the Dallas Convention Center and attended by over 15,000 Dallas area residents who enjoyed an educational, artistic and fun experience.

So we ask, why spend wasted time and taxpayer money on maintaining a ban their own City Attorney strongly advised them against?

Since the initial vote was 8-7, it only takes one city council member to make this right.

Respectfully,

3Xevents

#MakeLoveNot Potholes (their hashtag, not ours, but we warned you about that here — our link, not theirs)

—  David Taffet

Ted Cruz pulls ad starring porn star

Screen shot 2016-02-12 at 2.40.03 PM

This is a Christian conservative Republican porn star

“I’m Ted Cruz and I approved this message,” the presidential candidate says at the end of his ad.

But then Cruz unapproved the message after he found out the actress in the spot is a porn star. A Republican, Christian conservative porn star, to be sure.

But still, a porn star.

To paraphrase another Texas dumbass: Oops.

 

Here’s the ad:

—  David Taffet

Looks like we’re not done with sex at the Kay

AdultconThe Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center may still be the site of a porn expo.

No, not eXXXotica — and, by the way, they don’t like being called a porn expo. They describe themselves as “The Largest Event in the USA dedicated to love & sex.”

That is until the Dallas City Council got involved and passed an ordinance this week that said there will be no more sex in this city, or something like that.

While eXXXotica is threatening a lawsuit, Adultcon is applying to stage an “Adult Entertainment Convention” at the Kay. Their website, which I opened purely for research purposes, features mostly female porn stars. Adultcon was founded in 2001 and has produced 30 expos. (See? I researched their historical information.)

The city of Dallas’ position on Adultcon is, “We are officially evaluating the request.”

The city’s unofficial position is: “We already looked like idiots banning eXXXotica from city property and opened ourselves to a major lawsuit. We can either play favorites, allow Adultcon and hand eXXXotica an even bigger lawsuit, or we can ban Adultcon and lose two lawsuits.”

Hmmm. What to do? What to do?

—  David Taffet

eXXXotica plans to return to the Kay Bailey Hutchison

Exxxotica

These were last year’s dates, but the exxxpo is planning to return this year

EXXXotica, the porn expo held last year at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, wants to return to Dallas.

Mayor Mike Rawlings isn’t thrilled. His concern is the exploitation of women. The Dallas City Council was just off on a two-day retreat and apparently they went into executive session to discuss eXXXotica.

I’ll bet.

While the mayor isn’t thrilled about welcoming eXXXotica back, the Dallas Convention Center, unlike the former senator it’s named after, can’t discriminate. So it looks like eXXXotica is coming back to Dallas.

If they’d like to keep the Kay Bailey Hutchison a holy place, the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence may be able to help.

“I wonder if they need some Sister volunteers,” Sister Lawna Jocqui asked.

Yes, Lawna, with you there, it would certainly be respectable.

EXXXotica is trying to schedule its event when it would be “least disruptive” to the Kay Bailey Hutchison’s business. In other words, when the facility would otherwise be empty and the city taking in no revenue.

Why Dallas and not Houston?

According to Men’s Health, the gay men’s health magazine for straight men, Dallas is the second most sex-happy city in the country after Austin. The magazine rated cities based on condom sales, birth rates, sex toy sales and STD rates.

Of course, when it comes to communicable diseases, we’re No. 1, but how can high condom sales and high birth rates jive? I guess straight guys here are buying lots of condoms and using them wrong or forgetting to put them on in the first place, resulting in lots of unplanned parenthood.

Houston only ranked No. 10.

—  David Taffet

Porn expo coming to the Kay Bailey Hutchison … and we’re shocked

ExxxoticaI rarely call it the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center. But in this case I will. On Aug. 7-9, the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center hosts eXXXotica.

That’s a porn expo.

Not gay porn. Straight porn actresses, mostly.

Mayor Mike Rawlings is “deeply concerned,” according to the Dallas Morning News.

Of course he is. He has to say that.

I’m deeply concerned as well.

Dallas is a wholesome city where same-sex couples come to get married and raise our children. (Dallas Voice is even hosting its own Wedding Party and Expo this Sunday at the Anatole.) It’s not a city where we go with friends to  … gulp! … the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center. So consider this a warning. We’re shocked — shocked, we tell you! — that something like this could take place in our fair city. Oh, and you can get tickets here.

—  David Taffet

WATCH: Video of Colton Ford’s single ‘Let Me Live Again’

Colton-FordIn this week’s edition, we have a story about adult film actor Colton Ford and his efforts, at 50, to establish a music career. We say we really like the album. And actually, you can make a decision about it yourself. After the jump, watch the video. It’s catchy and edgy and leather-daddyish … perfect for a Wednesday morning.

—  Arnold Wayne Jones

Porn actor Wilfred Knight kills self after screed on immigration inequality

WKJust last month, we reported that gay porn actor Arpad Miklos had died of an apparent suicide — the latest in a string of deaths to hit the adult film community. Then last week, we learned that another porn legend had killed himself.

Wilfred Knight, known for his videos for Lucas Entertainment and Colt Studio, took his own life just two weeks after the suicide of his partner. He had just turned 35. What makes Knight’s death especially poignant were the reasons behind it.

See, Knight — a French citizen — had moved with his partner to Canada once his U.S. student visa expired, because even though the two were legally married in Canada in 2011, the U.S. government refused to acknowledge it, due to the Defense of Marriage Act. That meant they had to leave for the Great White North, where Knight’s partner accepted a job that included same-sex partner benefits.

Knight’s husband, however, lost his job about six months ago, and last month, took his own life. Knight found the body. The adult film actor then took his own life, angered by the unfair treatment of gay couples by the federal government.

How do we know all this? Because Knight said so. In a screed published on his blog, Knight railed against American immigration laws, blaming his partner’s death on the lack of same-sex rights. It was practically a suicide note.

Because Knight was most famous for his involvement in the porn industry, it’s unlikely the story will have much resonance outside the gay press. But isn’t this exactly what should be pointed out the U.S. Supreme Court when deciding DOMA’s constitutionality? How many couples like this much meet the tragic consequences of homophobic immigration policies?

—  Arnold Wayne Jones