Happy 2018 International Women’s Day!

Happy International Women’s Day! The holiday, which has been observed since 1908, is a global celebration of women everywhere, their achievements, and the strides that nations and cultures the world over have made towards equality for women. This year’s theme is “Time is Now: Rural and Urban Activists Transforming Women’s Lives”, which is particularly appropriate in this age of #MeToo and #TimesUp. In the spirit of the holiday, I just want to take a moment to wish all you wonderful ladies out there a huge thank you for all the support you’ve given me and Dirk over the years!

And there are a lot of you to thank.

Facebook lets me track the demographics of my fan base, and according to their metrics, 15% of my Facebook fans are women. That’s almost 30,000 of you! That’s pretty amazing, especially considering a lot of people people think women don’t have any interest in gay porn. But let’s face it: straight porn is typically made for men. The focus is definitely on the actress, and some studios exploit gender inequality by unfortunately objectifying rather than humanizing the women in their films. (Not all straight porn, though… check out the ethical porn movement.) By contrast, I’ve heard that gay porn can appeal more to women, as the focus is more on the scene in general than one person plus some moving parts. Plus, as was once explained to me by one of my straight female fans, “I’m attracted to guys… so why wouldn’t I want to watch for the price of one?” (Dirk and I spoke to Hannah Reilly about women’s interest in gay porn on the Australian radio station triple j… here’s the audio if you’re interested.)

Interestingly, our female fan base jumped from about 6% to a whopping 11% back in October of 2013 with the release of Andrew Grey‘s gay romance novel, Inside Out. J.P. Barnaby, a famous author of gay romance fiction herself, suggested to Andrew that I could be a good model for the cover of his new book; he then reached out to me and I happily agreed, not realizing that it would introduce me to an amazing new fan base. Since then, Dirk has appeared on the sequel to Inside Out called Upside Down, and we recommended a friend of ours who modeled for the cover of the third book in the series, Backward. We’ve appeared on the covers of several other well-known authors too, like K.C. Wells — whom Dirk advised on her best-selling novel First — and Kaye P. Hallows, with whom we’re long overdue for dinner!

A large percentage of GayRomLit fans are women, and over the years we’ve met many of the wonderful ladies who enjoy homoerotic fiction. Thank you, J.P. and Andrew, for introducing Dirk and me to all of those amazing people who we’re ever so proud to call our fans!

So, once again, Dirk and I would like to express our eternal gratitude for all those incredible women out there whom we’ve chatted with at events and appearances, on the Facebook page, on Twitter, or here on the blog. We’re so, so grateful for your support! Thanks to all 30,000 of you!

Johnny Parker, J.P. Barnaby, Dirk Caber, and me at Hamburger Mary's in Kansas City

Johnny Parker, J.P. Barnaby, Dirk Caber, and me at Hamburger Mary’s in Kansas City

Get your American flag PRIDE pin now to benefit two great charities!

It’s time for another charity pin sale… click here to get one for $10 and support two great charities! Details below.

Dirk and I are once again selling these sweet American flag pride pins for $10 each at jack.mn/flagpin, with 100% of the proceeds going to two very deserving charities (more on that in a moment). Free shipping to anywhere in the United States! We’re happy to announce that we’re able to offer international shipping now, too… just $3 flat rate to Mexico or Canada and $6 to anywhere else in the world. Only 30 are available and they go fast, so don’t wait!
 
What charities are we supporting?

We’re doing something a little different this time: you get to choose at check-out which charity your donation goes to! The first option is The Trevor Project, which provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning young people ages 13-24. You can read about them at thetrevorproject.org… Dirk and I have supported them in the past and have found them to be an important and deserving charity.

There’s a bit of a story behind why we chose the Harm Reduction Coalition for our second charity. As some of you know, Dirk and I were present on a recent Atlantis cruise on which one of our fellow passengers, a man named Joel Taylor, died of an apparent drug overdose. We were deeply saddened by this tragedy — we’d met Joel before and have several mutual friends — but we were also dismayed by the lack of harm reduction services available on the ship. At the events we’ve worked at in Europe and Australia, Dirk and I often saw highly-visible, trained medical personnel ready to administer emergency care for those in crisis in a caring and non-judgemental environment. They were also able to provide resources and contacts in case people want to receive longer-term assistance. We believe we need more of that kind of interventional care, especially here in America where we can’t seem to get our sticks out of our asses when it comes to drug use. That’s why we’ve chosen the Harm Reduction Coalition to benefit from this sale. The 501(3)c organization advocates for public reforms that promote the health and dignity of those impacted by drug use, and offers harm reduction training for professionals who serve the LGBTQ community. And we can’t think of a better charity to raise money for in Joel’s name.

Remember, you get to choose at check-out which charity you’d like your donation to support. There’s a third option as well: you can choose to have your donation split evenly between the two charities. But no matter which one you choose, you’ll be glad to know that your money is going to a very worthy cause… or two!

Thank you for reading… now head on over to jack.mn/flagpin and get yours before they’re gone!

Jesse and Dirk

Video: Dirk blows a big horn at last year’s National Equality March

I just came across this video of my hubby Dirk Caber performing in Washington, D.C. with the Lesbian and Gay Big Apple Corps as part of last year’s National Equality March. I hope I get to join him next year… not only is visibility so important, the march looks like a heck of a lot of fun.

You can find Dirk starting at the 2:40 mark:

By the way, does anybody else notice the iPhone cable coming out of his kilt pocket? I asked him about it, and he says it’s because he had two pieces of his music on his phone instead of printed out. I dunno, though… I think he was live-tweeting.

Thank you to the excellent blog JoeMyGod for posting this video. We love Joe!

My scene with my “little bro” Julian Knowles is out! (NSFW Video)

He plays my “little bro” in Titan’s new feature Big Brother, but there’s nothing little about Julian Knowles:

Dirk and I have been friends with Julian and his hubby Daymin Voss for a long time. Filming with friends is a lot of fun, and we had a great time on this shoot. We hope you like it!

You can watch the full scene here.

You can stream or download both scenes in their entirety — along with thousands of other scenes — with your TitanMen membership. Not a member? Sign up today and get unlimited access for as little as 32 cents a day! By the way, Daymin is also in Big Brother — you can watch his scene with Jason Vario here — and has a brand new scene with my hubby Dirk coming out soon!

Here’s a bunch of pics from my scene with Julian. Enjoy!


Julian Knowles:

TitanMen Exclusive Jesse Jackman:

Action Pics:

Behind-the-Scenes:

Sneak preview of my new film “Big Brother” with Julian Knowles!

Hot off TitanMen’s website, here’s the NSFW trailer for my latest film Big Brother, featuring the TitanMen debut of my good friend Julian Knowles!

Our scene drops on November 29, but you can watch the film’s first scene, which stars Luke Adams and Tristan Jaxx, right now with your Titan membership. Not a member? Watch their free preview, then sign up for instant access!