Gay Performer DeSalvo Works Deal With College

Tod Hunter
GROVE CITY, Pa. — Gay online performer Vincent DeSalvo, who had been suspended from Grove City College, a Christian liberal-arts school, for violating the school's anti-premarital-sex guidelines has announced that he has worked out a deal with the school that will enable him to earn a diploma there.

According to DeSalvo, the college will permit him to take his final two classes at another institution, transfer those credits to Grove City College and earn his degree from Grove City.

“[Grove City College] has a rule where the last 30 credits taken for a major have to be at GCC,” DeSalvo said. “Administrators are willing to make a loophole for me by letting me transfer in courses [from another school] to graduate.”

“I’m satisfied with the outcome but not happy,” DeSalvo said.

The college did not confirm DeSalvo's claim, giving a statement that DeSalvo had “voluntarily chosen to withdraw from Grove City College.”

“[DeSalvo's] suspension resulted from his involvement in the adult pornography industry,” the statement read. “The student acknowledged that he was employed in the adult entertainment industry and that he knew that violated the student code of conduct. Throughout this process, his sexual orientation was not a factor in the decision.”

DeSalvo has been working as talent on online gay adult websites for the past two years and has used the money for tuition. After his participation in the websites was revealed through emails on campus, DeSalvo was suspended for violating the student code, which prohibits premarital sex. He appealed the suspension and lost, and said he was considering a lawsuit.