Here’s some more porn-world Inside Baseball for you regarding the fight over condoms: Reviled L.A.-based organization the AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) paid a bunch of people $25 each today to protest outside the Oakland headquarters of Cal/OSHA calling for condoms in porn.
On the scene was anti-AHF spokesperson and Mr. L.A. Leather Eric Paul Leue, who came out strongly against the AHF — for whom he’d formerly been a poster-boy for a HIV testing campaign — after their director Michael Weinstein called Truvada a “party drug” in an interview this past spring.
According to Eric, after meeting the protesters, “None of these people know what’s going on… Most of these people don’t even understand the concept of what is happening.”
AHF staged a similar protest Wednesday in downtown L.A., and as you can read here, the reason for the protest is Cal/OSHA’s delaying of hearings on making changes to their own Bloodborne Pathogens Standards to include condoms for porn performers. The hearings are now set for March 2015.
You can see video of Eric infiltrating the protest/performance here, at BehindKink.
And yet again, we don’t know what horse Michael Weinstein and AHF have in this fight — and in the PR fight against PrEP/Truvada — unless it’s funding from the condom industry itself that AHF depends on.
An earlier attempt by the AHF to get a bill passed in the California legislature requiring condoms on all porn shoots, straight and gay, failed to make it out of committee in August.