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Gay Porn Star Markie More Pledges to Donate $250 Per Scene to the Gay-Straight Alliance Network

At a party during The Phoenix Forum, an annual adult industry trade show in Arizona this weekend, versatile bareback gay porn star Markie More announced the end of his porn retirement and promised to donate $250 from every upcoming scene to the GSA Network, an organization that trains LGBTQ students and allies on how to advocate for safer schools and more accepting communities.

More added that his home studio, Next Door Studios, has also offered to donate an additional $100 for each scene he shoots (NSFW). Here’s video of his pledge:

More shot 88 scenes for Next Door Studios over the first three years of his career. If he remains as active, he and the studio would stand to donate around $10,150 a year to the GSA Network. The GSA Network’s 2012 operating budget was $1,543,089. Most of their funding comes from foundation contributions.

We have contacted the GSA Network to ask them about More’s pledge and their operating costs. We will update this story if they respond.

Gay-straight alliances offer LGBTQ students a form of on-campus visibility and support while helping faculty deal more compassionately with LGBTQ issues. Nevertheless, GSAs have sometimes gained the negative attention of anti-LGBTQ organizations. The Liberty Counsel, an anti-LGBTQ legal hate group, recently tried to shut down a GSA in an Idaho high school, calling it illegal even though GSAs are not actually illegal. A Canadian teacher recently asked the government to pass laws protecting GSAs at schools.

Update: GSA Network sent Unicorn Booty the following statement regarding More’s and Next Door Studio’s donation pledge:

“GSA Network is encouraged to see so many people stepping up to support the rights of trans and queer youth in schools during a very difficult political climate. As a sex positive organization, we celebrate the healthy identity development of LGBTQ+ people, however, GSA Network was not aware of the pledge, nor have we had any conversations about it, prior to publication of this story on March 28. GSA Network’s Gift Acceptance Policy prevents us from accepting funds raised as part of this pledge, but we encourage everyone in the LGBTQ+ community to support trans and queer youth.”