Via Trent Unlocked:
I am currently sitting in a nice little coffee shop in SoHo (London, still) and I was checking some things and I learned that I was cut a cheque for several hundred dollars from my blog. At first, I thought “Wow! Cool”, but then I saw that a good amount of the income came from referrals to cocksuremen.com (and my scene with my ex-boyfriend) right after an instance of domestic violence. That did (and still does) not sit well with me. If I’m to earn profit from anything, it is to be earned by work and effort, not humiliation, regret and what follows. That being said, I am not cashing the cheque from CCBill (the payor) – I am donating it to a cause that seems most fitting – The Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Centre.
Good for Trent! However, if he donated his affiliate payout money, why not also make a donation in the amount of whatever he was paid to do the actual scene, which would be a more direct way of assuaging his feelings of humiliation and regret over “what followed.” How much money does a web scene pay, anyway? $300? $400? $1000? Just think of how many abused gay people that could feed. But no, let’s not split hairs over an act of selfless charity so close to the holidays.
You can make your own donation to the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center (for any reason at all; it doesn’t have to be because you got in a fight with your ex-boyfriend, and you don’t have to write a blog post about it either) by clicking here.