There Is No “Gay Industry” or “Straight Industry,” There’s Just Us

Levi Karter, James Deen, Liam Riley

On Saturday February 14, APAC Chairperson James Deen joined gay porn studio Cockyboys for an episode of their web series, In Bed with Liam & Levi.  The online talk show features CockyBoys exclusives, Liam Riley and Levi Karter, and their guests.

“…it’s important to have open discussions between the different areas of the adult film industry,” Deen said in a press release.  “Just because we don’t appear in the same style of scenes doesn’t me we aren’t all part of the same business. Breaking down existing barriers that negate equality is extremely important to me.”

The appearance re-emphasizes APAC’s mission to build bridges between seemingly segregated parts of the industry.

APAC is not a straight, gay, cis- or transgender organization; it’s an organization for adult performers. 

While there may be differences from performer to performer and studio to studio when it comes to particular obstacles and policies, APAC recognizes that adult performers, as sex workers, face many similar challenges. These challenges include anti-sex worker legislation, anti-porn stigma, social misunderstanding, sexual health concerns, and more.

The division of performers — based on sexuality, gender identity, race, and more — weakens our ability to meet these challenges together.

APAC’s mission is to recognize all adult performers and support their success, health, safety, and to cultivate a meaningful experience in the industry.

We encourage members to reach out to performers making different content than their own and to listen with an open heart and speak with compassion to build bridges, strengthen performer unity, and improve performer experiences.

February Members Meeting: Sunday February 1

The February APAC Members Meeting will be held Sunday, February 1st in Los Angeles.

Join us at 8 PM for an open forum discussion where you can voice your concerns about the industry, suggest new projects for APAC, and meet your peers.

All adult performers are welcome.

As usual, the location is undisclosed to protect the privacy of performers.  For details, email and we’ll respond.

Feel free to bring food and (non-alcoholic) drinks to share.

See you soon!