Right-Wing Honoree Has Gay Porn Past

Right-Wing Honoree Has Gay Porn Past
Steve Javors
WASHINGTON — A U.S. Marine who was honored during the same ceremony where conservative commentator Ann Coulter called Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards a “faggot” has a gay porn past.

Marine reservist Cpl. Matt Sanchez was known in the adult industry as Rod Majors and Pierre LaBranche in his gay film appearances, which include the movies “Jawbreaker,” “Donkey Dick” and “Glory Holes Of Fame 3.”

Sanchez was honored with the Jeanne Kirkpatrick Academic Freedom Award at the Conservative Political Action conference because of his outspokenness about Columbia University students’ antiwar protests. Sanchez is a junior at the New York City school and a staunch conservative and Republican Party supporter.

After photos of Sanchez schmoozing with Coulter and Fox News contributor Michelle Malkin made the rounds, the blogosphere lit up revealing Sanchez’s former career.

“I fully expect the people who supported him on the right to throw him under the bus now, because these authoritarian conservatives treat each other as compassionately as disabled veterans,” The Nation’s Max Blumenthal said on MSNBC’s “Countdown,” regarding Sanchez’s public “outing.”

Sanchez is making the most of his 15 minutes of fame, appearing on recent episodes of “The O’Reilly Factor” and “Hannity & Colmes” on Fox News.

Since starring in more than 35 gay porn films (and known for his prodigious manhood), Sanchez has turned his back on a porn career.

“I don’t like porn; it reduces the mind, flattens the soul,” Sanchez wrote on his blog today. “That’s not hypocrisy talking, that’s experience. If I started off with liberal leanings, being on a gay porn set should have been heaven. In porn, everything taboo is trivialized and everything trivial is projected. How does a conservative trace his roots to such distasteful beginnings?

“Like all followers of a cult, it’s tough to figure out when you stopped believing in the party-line, but I can tell you that by the time I finished my summer tour of the major studios, I was pretty disgusted with myself.”