Michael Lucas Charges Out Professionals With Discrimination
Networking service won't allow Lucas' job ads
NEW YORK -
Posted Sep 06th, 2007 10:27 AM by Peter Warren
An op-ed column in The New York Blade
written by Lucas Entertainment owner Michael Lucas accuses networking
organization Out Professionals of practicing gay-on-gay discrimination, due to
president Michael Tracy's refusal to run Lucas' want ads for his company on its
"In the past, I have placed
ads on that site for positions in the Lucas Entertainment corporate offices,"
Lucas wrote. "By that means I have come to employ more than a dozen
professionals in positions as diverse as that of cameraman, operator, accountant
and computer programmer.
"A few months ago, we were rejected when we
tried to post additional ads for a cameraman and an editor," he continued.
"Michael Tracy ... said it is the policy of Out Professionals not to accept
listings from adult entertainment companies. ... I told him that was a form of
discrimination. ... I can find people to work in my corporate offices without
Out Professionals. Michael Tracy's obnoxious behavior illustrates the tendency
of certain gays and lesbians to treat others in our community as second-class
To read Lucas' complete column, click here