I recently spoke to the International Business Times (IBTimes) re issues related to trends in the production and consumption of adult content featuring transgender performers — transgender porn — and the acceptance of trans folks out in the wider world.

Here’s a snip from the beginning paragraphs:

Mainstream America is just starting to learn about transgender people, thanks to Caitlyn Jenner’s momentous interview with ABC’s Diane Sawyer and shows like “Transparent.” But in the porn world the popularity of transgender porn has long been the industry’s open secret.

Transgender people say time and again that they want others to accept them for the gender they identify with, rather than the gender they were assigned at birth. And for better or worse, straight men who buy the majority of transgender porn starring trans women are more than happy to comply with their wishes.

“Over the past 15 years we’ve watched viewership of content featuring transgender performers skyrocket,” Jeff Dillon, VP of marketing for adult e-tail site GameLink.com, the self-styled “Amazon of porn,” told International Business Times. (here)

It’s a really interesting long-form read right here – “Transgender Porn Is A Best-Seller, But Is It Good For Trans People?” (July 29. 2015)

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(pictured: Morgan Bailey and James Darling, image via IBTimes)

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