Gay Porn Kingpin Linked to President Obama – This Would Explain Why Trafficking Funding Was Frozen When Obama Took Office

Last Updated: 9:36 AM, October 10, 2008

Posted: 2:57 AM, October 10, 2008

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ONE of the “bundlers” who has raised $50,000 to $100,000 for the Barack Obama presidential campaign is Terrence Bean, who once controlled the biggest producer of gay porn in America.

Bean, the first gay on Sen. Obama’s National Finance Committee, is the sole trustee of the Charles M. Holmes Foundation, which owned Falcon Studios, Jock Studios and Mustang Studios, the producers of about $10 million worth of all-male pornography a year.

Chuck Holmes, who founded Falcon in 1972, died of AIDS in 2000. San Francisco’s new gay and lesbian community center was named after Holmes two years later, thanks to a $1 million donation from his estate.

The naming of the building for Holmes was controversial because Falcon Studios profits from the sale of “barebacking” videos, featuring anal sex without condoms. Falcon insists that the videos were made before AIDS hit in the early 1980s and that the studio is in the forefront of promoting safe sex.

Bean, a real-estate developer based in Oregon, was the CEO of Conwest Resources, the holding company that owned Falcon, before Holmes died. The company was sold in 2004 but, now called 3 Media, continues to pay off a note to the foundation.

In 2002, Oregon Gov. Ted Kulongowski returned a $15,000 contribution from Conwest to avoid the “taint” of the porn connection. Bean told Page Six yesterday, “I asked the company to donate, and they did. To avoid the appearance of anything, he [Kulongowski] returned it.”

Bean also said, “I never had anything to do with running the company . . . Chuck became a friend of mine, and I got him interested in philanthropy.”

An Obama spokesman told Page Six: “Mr. Bean does not own the company [Falcon]. He is a regular contributor to state and federal candidates, including Republican Senator Gordon Smith and Arizona Congressman Jim Kolbe, and has even donated to the Log Cabin Republicans – who endorsed John McCain.”

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2 comments for “Gay Porn Kingpin Linked to President Obama – This Would Explain Why Trafficking Funding Was Frozen When Obama Took Office

  1. 2012/08/11 at 11:58 AM

    Casey Donovan, aka Cal Culver, was born in November 1943 in East Bloomfield, New York, and went on to be a huge star of pre-condom era 1970s and 1980s porn – gay and str8. Before going into porn he worked as a teheacr, a model and launched an acting career, working with the likes of Ingrid Berman. In 1971, he appeared in a sexploitation thriller film, Ginger, which led to his appearing in Casey – his first porno movie. His best film was probably Boys in the Sand, directed by Wakefield Poole. He also had a relationship with TV star Tom Tryon but by the mid-1980s he had contracted HIV and died in Florida in August 1987. A biography of his life, Boy in the Sand by Roger Edmonson, was published in 1998.

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