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Meet the religious, conventional straight couple who ran a secret gay porn empire in the 1980s

A conventional, religious straight couple secretly ran an LA gay porn empire in the 1980s, and now the family have spoken out about their double life. Karen and Barry Mason met at a Jewish singles night, had three children and began their careers in regular jobs. Karen worked as a journalist, and Barry was a special effects engineer for films like Star Trek and 2001 Space Odyssey.  But according to the BBC, when the family ran into some financial problems Karen saw an advert in the LA Times looking for a...
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Catholic high school threatened to out gay student to her parents if she didn’t go to counselling

A gay teenager at a Catholic high school was left “anxious” and “afraid” after she was forced by the school to attend counselling under the threat of being outed by her teachers. Magali Rodriguez attended Bishop Amat Memorial High School, the biggest Catholic high school in Los Angeles, and she and her girlfriend were the only openly LGBT+ couple among 1,300 students. She told Buzzfeed that although she knew that Catholic teachings often forbid same-sex relationships, she had checked in the student handbook that it was not against the rules...
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Teen’s Catholic HS Forced Her into Counseling for Being Gay, Threatened to Out Her to Parents

Bishop Amat Memorial High School / Google Bishop Amat Memorial High School, Los Angeles’ largest Catholic high school, forced then senior Magali Rodriguez into counseling for being gay and threatened to out her to her parents if she refused. Buzzfeed News reports: “She said she was forced into disciplinary meetings and counseling, barred from sitting next to her girlfriend at lunch, and kept under close eye by staff members. If she didn’t follow these rules — which didn’t apply to straight students in relationships — school officials threatened to out...
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