red-ribbon-low-resred-ribbon-low-resAs you may know, today is World AIDS Day. It is a tradition here to briefly pay tribute on this day to the male performers and other members of the adult industry community we’ve lost to AIDS and related causes over the past thirty years. CLICK HERE to visit the World AIDS Day website for more information about ways you can stay aware and informed. Listed below, a roll call of the 100 or so friends, performers, coworkers and others we’ve lost. Every effort is taken to make sure these names and dates are accurate, but mistakes do occur. Please leave a comment if you spot any errors or omissions. As ever, our gratitude to the administrators for their assistance.

Never forget:

Keith Anthoni (’91), Keith Ardent (’92), Ben Barker (’95), Scott Bond (’93), Brad Braverman (’96), Tony Bravo (’90), Jeremy Brent (’80s, unsure), Arthur Bressan Jr. (unsure), Kristian Brooks (’06), Chris Burns (’95);

Luc Colton (’93), Dave Connors (unsure), Jake Corbin (’92), Craven Cox/Donny Price (’10), Steve Craig (’90), composer Brandy Dalton (’06), Pierce Daniels (’95), Mike Davis (’86), Johnny Dawes (’89), Morelle DeKeigh (’94), Melchor Diaz (’95);

Ken Diamond (unsure), Glenn Dime (’92), Ed Dinakos (’94), Geoffrey Karen Dior (’04), Casey Donovan (’87), Nick Elliot (’90), Lon Flexx (’95), Mason Flynt (’02), Brett Ford (’01), Roy Garret (’92), filmmaker/publicist Alan Gassman (’10);

Gordon Grant (early ’90s, unsure), webmaster Keith Griffith (’12), Matt Gunther (’97), Ryder Hansen (’89), Bill Harrison (’91), Kyle Hazzard (’88), Bill Henson (’90), Falcon Studios founder Chuck Holmes (’00), John Holmes (’88), Kurt Houston (’97), Tom Howard (’07);

Steve Kennedy (’95-’97, unsure); Thom Katt (unsure); Jesse Koehler (unsure); Tim Kramer (’92); J.W. King (’86); Jon King (’95); Chris Ladd (’90); Lance (’91); Lei Lani (’93); Jeff Lawrence (’94);

Richard Locke (’96), Clint Lockner (’93), Steve Loignon (unsure), Lucky Luc (’92), Luke (’89), producer/executive Terry Mahaffey (’05), Craig Markle (’94), Kurt Marshall (’88), Val Martin (unsure), Beau Matthews (’86), Satiny Miranda (’09);

Jim Moore (’88), Wade Nichols (’85), Scott O’Hara (’98), Sparky O’Toole (’99), Al Parker (’92), Paul Pelletieri (’93), director Jaap Penraat (unsure), Brad Peters (’94), Christopher Rage (’91), Tyler Regan (’93);

Johnny Rey (’06), Lee Richards (unsure), David Rockmore (early ’90s, unsure), Rocky (’06), Nick Rogers (unsure), Joe Romero (’07), Jeff Ryan (’94), Lee Ryder (’91), Scorpio (’98), Jeremy Scott (’94);

Bob Shane (’97), Joe Simmons (’95), Eric Stone (’96), Jason Steele (’95), Troy Steele (’05), Glenn Steers (’94), Mark Stevens (’89), Eric Stryker (’88), Scott Taylor (’94), Steve Taylor (unsure);

Chet Thomas (’97), Jim Ed Thompson (unsure), Kip Tyler (’95), Marco Vassi (unsure), Frank Vickers (’91), Chuck Vincent (’91), filmmaker Drew Warner (’12), Darryl Weld (’91), Josh Weston (’12), Chris Williams (’91), composer Robert Woods (’95), Joey Yale (’84-’85, unsure).

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9 Comments so far

  1. Sinu' on December 2, 2013 7:06 am

    What about Brian Hawks, aka Brian Hawkes, aka Shawn McIvan?

  2. James on December 2, 2013 10:48 am


  3. William Edwards on December 2, 2013 2:28 pm

    Also Brian Thompson (from Sailor in the WIld and other William Higgins classics).

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  5. Pascal on December 7, 2013 2:09 pm

    My youth and my discovery of homosexuality … I will never forget those boys who made me dream …. Especially Al parker and Lee Ryder …

  6. robert on December 7, 2013 7:06 pm

    Joe Simmons.. what a beautiful man…..j.c.. I wish you luck with whatever you decide to do next…..yours is one of my favorite blogs

  7. JC Adams on December 8, 2013 10:43 am

    @Robert — Thanks. Things are still up in the air as I ponder.


  8. Sinu' on December 9, 2013 6:41 am

    Yours is undeniably my favourite blog, there is none other to compare!

  9. JC Adams on December 20, 2013 5:36 pm

    Sinu — Thanks for the kind words, as ever!


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