Exclusive: Conner Habib On The State Of Gay Porn Today, Who He Won’t Be Voting For In 2020, Why He Just Moved To Ireland, And More!

Posted January 27, 2019 by with 63 comments

Conner-Habib2His work as a gay porn star spans nearly ten years, and Conner Habib was one of the first performers I interviewed when I started covering gay adult entertainment back in 2008. Now, over a decade later, it’s time to check in with Conner again to get his take on the industry today, how it compares to when he first started, and what he has planned in 2019 as he embarks on another adventure and a brand new chapter in his life. Thanks again to Conner Habib for taking the time to chat in this exclusive Str8UpGayPorn Q&A.

Maybe1Str8UpGayPorn: Hello, Conner! Just to catch everyone up real quick, you stopped filming new scenes in 2017, so are you officially “retired” from performing now? And, if so, do you ever think about coming back to film again?
Conner Habib: I definitely don’t think of it as retiring, I’m just focusing on other stuff right now. I would love to do more porn, but there are three things in the way, really. First, most studios don’t pay the rates that performers got when I was working at the height of it—and those rates were already too low! Second, most producers and directors were a total pain in the ass to work with, with some notable exceptions like Men At Play, Chi Chi LaRue, and Joe Gage. And third? I’m kind of a fat dad right now. I like my body, and it seems to be going over well for my sex life, but it’s definitely not the body bigger porn studios are looking for. That said, I’m sure one day I’ll put down the donuts, or maybe just find a way to market myself with this body, and get into porn projects again. I really do love performing.

SF23-jacksnewjob-fullWhat was the last scene you filmed, back in 2017?
I was Jack in Jack’s New Job, and it was a Joe Gage/Ray Dragon movie. I made a rule for myself to always work for Joe no matter what the project or how I feel about my body, because he’s a genius, the guys he hires are always fun to work with, he pays well, and his career is legendary. Also, he always puts me in multiple scenes and doesn’t care if I’ve got my Syrian belly.

SUGP3Had you been thinking about taking a break from filming when you shot that scene for Joe Gage, or was there ever a time before that when you considered “retirement”?
If you’re asking when I thought, “I’m not going to do this so much anymore,” it was when I was hired by CockyBoys to do a few shoots. It was a landmark for me: I’d never worked for them, and they were—and still are, in a lot of ways—the studio to work for. But, I also really wanted to focus on writing. At the time [in 2015], I was writing an essay about the death of my mom, and I just thought, “I could go be a part of someone else’s project again, or I could just decide to have more confidence and work on my own stuff.” And that was it; I cancelled the shoots (well in advance). It wasn’t that I didn’t want to work for CockyBoys. I did and I do. It was that I wanted to give myself more space to focus on what I wanted to do with my life. That wasn’t the end of me doing porn, but that was the moment I decided to really slow down.

boyfriend_nudes_volume_6-8There have been so many changes in the industry since that moment for you, in 2015. What do you think has been the most significant development over the last few years that will have the most long term effect on the industry?
I think the performer content sites and processors mark a pretty dramatic shift, but that shift originated in the performers themselves, and how exhausted but smart they all were. In other words, I think the biggest change has been that performers became really aware of the fact that most studios were taking them for a ride, and that really changed our consciousness.

By “taken for a ride,” you mean the low pay and scene rates?
I remember going to a party at a porn producer’s house once, and it was an enormous home in a major U.S. city. I thought, “Uh, I got paid $1,500 for my scene that I work out for every day and did physical labor for for eight hours. I’m not getting any royalties, the studio can use my image forever, and the guy who owns it lives in a mansion. What the fuck?”

And performers make less per scene today than they did five years ago.
Everyone started to notice stuff like this around the same time, because studios would dock your pay for being a good and reliable performer. You would get paid $2,000 by a studio, they’d tell you that the movie did great, that you were great, and the next time they hired you, they said they could only pay you $1,200, and so on. Toward the end of my busiest years, studios would ask performers to fly themselves to Florida to do a scene for $500, saying, “It’ll be good for your escorting career!” No thanks.

Yikes.
All the while, producers were shitting their diapers over how much money they were losing, saying it was the internet’s fault, and that the only possible way they could make ends meet was by docking performer pay. That was happening to a lot of people, and that really woke so many of us up. That’s why people flock to OnlyFans and the other clip sites. It’s ultimately more work for a lot of performers, but it evades all that bullshit. I guess I have to say here again that, obviously, not all directors and producers are equally bad. But if you’re one of the good guys, you know it. You don’t have to #NotAllProducers me on this.

htirsWhich performers who are working right now would you most like to film with?
There are so many performers I admire and think are amazing, and would love to make porn with. Like everyone, I want to do scenes with Colby Jansen, Jason Vario, and Sean Zevran. Also, Atlas Grant, Justin and Jason Morgan. I also have people I really just love who I know I’d have fun making scenes with: Chris Crocker, Ty Mitchell, the Maverick Men. There are some performers in other countries that I can’t get enough of: Spanish porn and social media star Atticus Fizz, and also Jonas Jackson. And I’m really into this lesser known performer, Gas Man Jack. He’s done so little porn, but I feel like he’s gotta be available for more if he’s not busy with his gas man job. I’m going to keep going on and on about guys I want to have sex with on camera if I don’t stop now.

2_92912_1280I was looking back at your past work, and I loved your three-way with Derrek Diamond and Christian Wilde. When you look back at all your work, what do you remember as being your favorite scene or scene partner?
Don’t you wish Derrek would’ve made more porn, even though he was in it for so long? I’m so glad I got to do two scenes with him, and Christian is awesome too, of course! As for favorites, I know a lot of guys have had bad experiences with “gay-for-pay” performers, but Girth Brooks really was one of my favorite guys to work with. It wasn’t because he was straight, or even because of his enormous—truly fucking enormous—cock, it was because he knew how to be respectful and fun and have a good attitude on set.

I’ve heard good and bad stories about all kinds of performers, gay-for-pay or not, so it really always comes down to the individual, right?
I think gay-for-pay guys get a lot of shit, sometimes rightfully so, for not wanting to be present in the performance and being all, “I’m straight, bro!” about it. But it’s just as bad when you have a gay scene partner who just presents distance the entire time because they don’t really want to be there, or they think their job is to be attracted to you instead of to perform. With Girth Brooks, there wasn’t as much of a question of attraction there; he would just show up with an attitude of, “OK, I have no ego here, I just want to do this job and have fun doing it.” I did three scenes with him: A live show for Raging Stallion, a scene for the now defunct ManAvenue (which is probably the best known one), and a threesome with him for Mustang. Every time, it was a lot of fun.

chgbLooking back at how things were when you started and how they are now, would you rather be a new gay porn star today, or a new gay porn star back in 2008?
That’s so hard to say. I think that when I started, the internet model was really just overtaking the DVD model, and most of us didn’t know what to expect or how to navigate anything, just that it was getting progressively worse. Now, guys can control so much of what they do, but that brings the burden of all the extra work. It’s not just, “I show up on set, take stills, get fucked.” You’ve basically got to run your own business and deal with the monetization of your entire sexuality.

And I always wonder, is it ever a challenge for people to decide where to draw the line? Like, when do you turn off the phone and have sex in private?
You start to see that all your experiences can be sexualized and monetized, it’s not just jerking off in the shower or fucking. It’s driving in your car: why not whip your dick out and record it? It’s going to dinner with a friend: maybe you can lick each other’s balls in the restaurant bathroom! That’s a lot of pressure. Porn has become a lot more like escorting in that way, I think. You might be out with your friends at a bar and get a text that someone wants to hire you right then. You think, “I want to stay out with my friends, but also, I could make money.” It’s always on. That can be a burden, even if you like fucking as much as I do. That’s a general problem of our time; work bleeds into every second of life. I don’t think audiences understand how much performers work to navigate all of that, on top of just creating content and running a business.

So, it’s better now, in 2019, for sex workers?
Yes, I would say, it’s better to be a new guy now if you’re able to compartmentalize, set boundaries, and get someone to help you run your business. Easier said than done, though!

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I’ve seen articles and op-eds recently claiming that porn is more accepted now, and that the right wing/religious groups have given up the fight to censor or stop porn, but I don’t think that’s true. Do you think society’s “acceptance” of porn and sex work is better or worse than it was 10 years ago?
It’s way worse across the board in all ways but one. I’ll get to the “one” in a second, but first let me say how it’s worse. Anti-porn and anti-sex work activists are always finding new ways to condemn sex work, and whenever they find a new pathway, they use governmental and corporate power to turn it into something extremely dangerous. One of the most severe instances of this just happened in 2018, when Democrats and Republicans joined together to pass FOSTA/SESTA. FOSTA/SESTA pretends to be fighting sex trafficking, but it affects all sex workers, because in the eyes of the U.S. government, all sex work is viewed as human trafficking.

I remember the way it was discussed in mainstream media, and lawmakers tried to portray it as a good thing, but that was obviously misleading.
Without going over all the details, it subjects all websites to seizure and shut down if the users of that site appear to be engaged in sex work of any kind. That’s why Craigslist shut their personals down, because they feared a user would use the site for sex work. It’s also a big component of the Tumblr porn ban and the new Facebook ToS. Couple that with the fact that sex workers can’t use payment processors like PayPal or Venmo, that they’ve had their bank accounts shutdown, that they’re still facing employment discrimination, that porn isn’t fully legal to shoot in the vast majority of states, and that there’s so much rhetoric around phony claims of sex and porn “addiction”…it’s all old stuff, repurposed, but it’s convincing people, and the effects on sex workers, freedom of speech, and public perceptions of sex are really threatened right now.

OK, please tell me about that one good thing before I get too depressed.
The one good thing to come out of all this is sex worker solidarity. Because of the pressures of FOSTA/SESTA, and to a lesser extent, the Rentboy raid, sex workers have organized in really impressive and inspiring ways. If we can keep that going — and especially if gay male sex workers with any amount or privilege can step up and build bridges with women and other-gendered sex workers — we’re really going to do a number on all this bullshit.

SUGP1You’ve had your Patreon and your “Against Everyone With Conner Habib” show for the last couple years. If someone who hasn’t seen the show were to go and watch or listen to some of it, what are the two episodes you would recommend they check out first?
Episode 50 with Muslim sexual rights activist and radical feminist author Mona Eltahawy is a really great one, and it summarizes most of my thoughts on sex. She wrote a truly incredible book, Headscarves and Hymens: Why The Middle East Needs A Sexual Revolution, and she is always at 100% when she talks. She’s a hero of mine. Also, I got to have another hero of mine, Scott Thompson from The Kids In The Hall, on episode 32. His Buddy Cole character changed my life and helped me feel much better about being a whore and a homo. We talk about the conservatization of the gay rights movement, his spiritual experiences, and more. Those are good starter episodes.

And in addition to the show, you’ve been writing and making appearances at college campuses over the years.
I write, I give lectures at universities about porn, sexuality, and the occult, and I teach online courses. And [for the show], I put out two episodes every week—one episode with a guest and one informal episode every Saturday that’s just me talking—and plan to keep on doing it for as far as I can see. My podcast is supported by my Patreon, which is great because it just puts me in touch with people who support my work in a direct way. It feels very grass roots, which I love.

chireYou recently shared that you just moved to Ireland? Tell us how that happened.
I’ve wanted to live in Ireland my entire life. I went there when I was fifteen and I had the same experience with it that people say they have when they first spot the love of their life across a crowded bar. It was instant and total love. The landscape, the people, the arts culture, even the grey skies. In early 2016, I went back and I thought, I’ve done so many of the things I want in life: porn, teaching literature, writing. This was one of the last big dreams, and I knew if I didn’t set it in motion soon, I wouldn’t do it. So I set it in motion. And off I went.

And you’re going back to school while you’re there, too? For a PhD?
At first I decided to go back to school as a means to stay in the country. But as I developed my years-long project—which is studying the paranormal in Ireland—I fell in love with that too.

Will you miss Los Angeles, and will you ever come back to America? I don’t blame you if you never come back here, tbh.
Los Angeles is my favorite place in the U.S., and New England is a close second. I will of course miss everyone I love, and will come back to see them! Also, Ireland isn’t exactly known as a diverse country, although there is, of course, some diversity here. So, even though I’ll be getting the amazing experience of a culture that’s been evolving for thousands of years on a small island, I’ll miss all the surprising and exciting intersections that lots of different cultures interacting brings. Also: the food.

SUGP2Finally, speaking of America, who, if anyone, should voters support in the 2020 election?
Not Trump, of course. But I think a lot of Str8UpGayPorn readers will be with me there already.

So for the Democratic primaries that’ll be coming up?
If you’re a registered Democrat, anyone but Kamala Harris. If you like porn, or you care about porn performer and sex worker lives, she is literally the worst candidate. She’s done more to harm sex workers than almost any other candidate in recent history. You can trace all the terrible conditions for sex workers back to her and her crusade against Backpage. She also supports forced prison labor, and extended incarceration. So, she supports throwing sex workers in jail and making them work for the state.

I think if she admitted her mistakes, or at least tried to explain why she did what she did when she was a prosecutor and then Attorney General, I’d be more enthusiastic about her.
I know people are pinning their hopes on her because she’s saying all the right things, but every politician does that. It’s way more important to look at her policies. The dream would be that a woman of color who has great views and positions, like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez would run. But no one seems to be positioned for that this coming election. So if Bernie runs, and you vote in the primary, vote for Bernie. He’s not perfect, but he’s better than most. That said, you know me, Zach, I see voting as really low-level shit. What matters way more than who you vote for is how you live your life, the activism you do, and the way you hold politicians of all parties accountable, whether you voted for them or not.

I think everyone can agree with that. Have an absolute blast in Ireland, thank you for taking the time to talk, and thank you for all the great work you’ve done and will continue to do!

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  • boyzzboy

    I have had the biggest crush on Conner since the first time I laid eyes on him (seriously, he’s even been in my dreams and not just sex dreams). He’s so hot (no matter what size he is, your Syrian belly photo above is just as hot as all your others), he’s smart, he has depth and breadth to his person, and it would be my dream to have the chance to sleep with him. We’ve exchanged a few emails back and forth over the years and he’s always been honest, courteous, and has always answered me timely with excitement and humbleness. I’m crazy about this man and I miss seeing him in films!

  • PaulieP

    This site needs to do a where are they…. Girth Brooks!!!!!

    • Kevin Wright

      currently he’s married to a woman. saw his facebook page no wont repeat what it is.

  • bob80

    I like him and I admire his activism.

    And that selfie of him on the bed is really hot in every way: makes me want to fuck, cuddle and marry him.

  • Joel

    New England?! Yay! My native home! Woo-hoo!

  • jacob221

    go away and don’t come back

  • CamCam

    Excellent interview. I’m definitely a fan of his and this made me respect and like him that much more. His views on pine today compared to 10 years ago is very fascinating. I wish him the best with his move to Ireland

    And i for one would love to see him do porn with his thicker body. The thin, muscular body type while pretty to look at, is overrated as fuck. I bet he can still fuck good with a gut and I’ll be here for it!

    • Baradude

      Same I always gravitate to thicker men! I always love seeing a porn star get a little meater

  • Estelle

    He’s always had a thing for girth brooks because his younger brother was in a class when he was working as a ta. He wrote a blog entry about going on a fishing excursion with girth and his family along with another porn performer (Berke banks I think) and recounted the casual racism throughout the trip.

    When he made the comments about marriage equality not being important then having a meltdown on social media about San Francisco banning public nudity I knew the guy was full of shit and phony malcontent.

    What sex worker advocates leave out about backpage is it’s enourmous impact on human trafficking and the abuse of women and girls. Reading some of the rants made by people like Habib they can’t offer a credible response or see them as collateral damage.

  • Mokojojo

    I’m sorry, but does Kamala Harris run the FBI and the DOJ now too? Does she have dirt on the 97 senators, 388 representatives, and 1 orange blob that are all equally responsible for passing FOSTA-SESTA. No. Mhmm, I wonder what is is about her then? “Crusade against Backpage” aka let’s leave out the fact that Backpage’s owners showed themselves completely incapable of running the site in a way that didn’t support the trafficking of children. I get that it’s easier to blame a WoC for it’s failings than the naive white man who allowed the Adult section to become trash over some the internet is free technobabble bullshit, but the fact that the CEO and the website itself personally pleaded guilty for Human trafficking did more to bring down Backpage than Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders, Kristen Gillibrand, E. Warren or the other 2020 competitors that voted for FOSTA-SESTA.

    • cluelesswitness

      Kamala is still horrible even if you look past her contempt for sex workers…but whatever

  • sxg

    The last thing I’ll do is take political advice from a vapid queen like Connor, especially after he rages over 1 candidate and then says elections don’t matter. Please Ireland keep this chunky cunt and never give him back to us.

  • Todd

    Leaving aside his interest in the occult, it turns out Conner Habib is smart! I heartily endorse his podcast. I just listened to his interview with Rabih Alameddine and it turns out Connor is a serious reader with serious ideas about writing. He also correctly pronounced Coetzee. You could do a lot worse than reading all the books discussed. I’m skipping all the ones on the supernatural. Bless his heart.

  • asby

    Did he just complain about making $1500 for 8 hours of work? Porn performers will never make as much money as they think they should…There will always be fresh meat that will work for cheaper

    • Devin

      That’s where he lost me. A lot of people in parts of the U.S. don’t make that in an entire month after taxes. People who are busting their asses doing manual labor or working in an office. Connor seems to think that sex workers should make more because the studio producers or directors live in a mansion? That’s not how any business works. You’re an employee. You’re supposed to make far less than the Producer, Director, Videographer, etc. No different than an office job. The CEO, President, VP, CFO, CTO all make way more money. I’ve never thought I should make more money because my boss or the higher ups make a lot more than I do or because they live in a bigger house, etc. Other than that, the interview was good

      • cluelesswitness

        “You’re supposed to make far less than the Producer, Director, Videographer, etc… ”

        Can you explain your use of the phrase “SUPPOSE TO”. You stated this opinion like it was fact, so I wanted to give you a chance to explain yourself.

        • Devin

          Are you a photographer or videographer? If not, you should probably have a tall glass of stfu. A porn model should not and will never make anywhere near as much as a photographer/videographer.

          • cluelesswitness

            So in conclusion you essentially pulled the opinion out of your ass —gotcha. Thanks for confirming.

            Also I am a videographer btw

    • brock

      The issue is that it’s not like you’re making $1500 a day every day for your 9-5 job. Most porn performers only shoot about 2 scenes a month, because they don’t want to get oversaturated/studios don’t want to feature them in too much content. So you’re making $3000, or $36,000 a year before taxes. That’s not a ton of money, especially since doing porn can (unfairly) restrict other opportunities to make money (and, as Conner mentioned, it’s not just the hours you’re on set, it’s the hours in the gym staying fit and the like). Plus you don’t get benefits like you would at a more regular job. So yeah, if you made $1500 every day for your 8 hours of work that would be fantastic money. But that’s not how porn works.

  • nodoubtfan

    That was a great interview, Zach. Connor can be polarizing, especially on Twitter, but it sounds like some distance from the industry and a renewed focus on his work has mellowed him out a bit.

    He should bring that cubby body back to porn when he’s ready! If we’ve got guys like Ashland and Atlas Grant out here doing scenes, so can he. I bet there’s still some good dick under that Syrian belly.

  • bg

    This is the kind of content I enjoy on the site, dont get me wrong I love a bit of shady gossip but this give a nice balance.

  • DarwinSF

    My question is: who did he vote for in 2016? If he voted for Jill Stein or wrote in Bernie Sanders, then his comments on Kamala Harris is useless to me. I can see how this type of mentality can lead now: it can only be MY type of liberal (like Sanders or Ocasio-Cortez) or I will vote for a third-party candidate and I can’t be blamed by anyone because, hey, at least I didn’t vote for Donald Trump!

    • Sebastian S

      Agreed. I loved his interview up until this point. Voting is not “low level”. It’s this type of thinking that led to this current dumpster fire administration.

    • cluelesswitness

      LOL the people you have to blame for Trump being in office are the idiots who voted for him. PERIOD. No one is obligated to vote Hillary…or Kamala.

  • Bazon

    Great interview, love his podcast. His episode with Mona is definitely something worth giving a listen to

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  • Baradude

    Mmmm I like him with a little meat on his bone😍😍😍😍

  • Cosmic

    He’s arrogant and self centered so it’s really no surprise he’s also a Bernie Bro.

    • Xzamilloh

      Bernie Sanders consistently ranks as the most popular politician in America, so that “Bernie Bro” shit means nothing, as regular citizens see right through it.

      • Cosmic

        Sure…

      • jacob221

        you would be the most popular politician too if the only thing that came out of you mouth was
        i’m going to give you free stuff and you don’t have to work for it
        but i don’t know and can’t tell you how i’m going to pay for it

        your’e trying to be president of the united states
        not class president

        • Xzamilloh

          Bernie Sanders’ model is that of social democracies such as the Scandinavian nations, and those are not “free stuff and you don’t have to work for it.” And his website clearly outlines how things like Medicare for All would be paid for. He’s popular because he and congresspeople like AOC and Ro Khanna are for the working class.

          Progressive policies are not only popular with Democrats but with Republican voters as well. You don’t have to like Bernie Sanders, but you could at least do a LITTLE research instead of regurgitating Establishment talking points you can hear on CNN or Fox News

          • Cosmic

            It doesn’t matter what you or anyone thinks or believes, the truth is if Bernie runs again he could very well split the vote like he did in the last election and ensure another Trump victory.

          • Xzamilloh

            Except he didn’t split the vote last time and for that stupid narrative that he or Jill Stein or Susan Surandon split the vote for Trump is pure nonsense. Because even with Stein and Gary Johnson’s votes combined, Trump STILL would have won. And for that matter, in 2008 more salty ass Hillbots voted for McCain instead of Obama after she didn’t secure the Dem nomination. So it doesn’t matter what YOU or anyone else thinks, because just like in 2016, Bernie has the best chance of beating Trump.

            But you keep being stupid thinking voters are interested in another fake politician and watch Trump win in 2020.

          • Cosmic

            Why so hostile, if Bernie is such a force to be reckoned with then you and old Susie have nothing to worry about.

          • Xzamilloh

            Your time would be better spent fact checking instead of tone policing me. This last election and the midterms made me start taking this seriously and reading up on some shit. I wish I could say the same for ppl like you. But good luck backing Harris or Booker. That’s gonna work out well for us

            (Spoiler: It’s not)

            https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/92235d2d0d25e452df8b2ef86ad83c7cfa81a0754cbb9695088e50ce10511b61.gif

          • Cosmic

            Who can say who will win in the end but I can tell you who won’t win…Bernie. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/fe9232576b293406c9c7fa54b84410e0ce91494a5ca804a73bd35e13deddb5b4.jpg

          • Xzamilloh

            Maybe he won’t. But when the next establishment tool loses to Trump in an election they were practically handed, I don’t want to hear shit from you establishment toadies about how it’s the fault of progressives, or Russia or sexism instead of the one that ran a shitty out of touch campaign.

          • Cosmic

            They are all tools fellow toadie ALL of them even your precious Bernie so the best any of us can do is choose the one that best serves our interests and pray those against those interests don’t pay them more.

          • Xzamilloh

            I would love to know how Bernie is a toady and for who? You gonna say Russia? The NRA? I don’t want to jump the gun on what you’re gonna say but since you’ve been wrong about everything so far I’m not gonna hold my breath. You explain to me what candidate besides Bernie best serves our interests.

          • Cosmic

            It’s easy for any candidate to say all the right things and make all the right promises but by all means pin all your hopes and dreams on Bernie, I’m sure he’ll be all you hope and more…

          • Xzamilloh

            So you can’t explain how Bernie Sanders is an establishment tool. All you have are insults about Sanders supporters. Gotcha.

          • Cosmic

            Feel free to think or believe anything you’d like it’s a big free country.

          • Xzamilloh

            I’d rather believe things that have evidence. But you feel free to keep throwing shit at the wall hoping something sticks

          • Cosmic

            LOL Have fun with your pro Bernie “evidence” and have a nice day.

          • Xzamilloh

            You too

          • cluelesswitness

            @disqus_RGUkcjljFF:disqus Dude you suck a debates. LOL. Why did you even respond back to @Xzamilloh:disqus..when you know you ain’t got receipts? You came for Bernie and got your wig snatched. I ain’t even a Bernie stan (Jill Stein and Elizabeth Warren supporter here) …but you definitely got YOUR ASS HANDED TO YOU!

          • Cosmic

            Hey Clueless, first off try minding your own fucking business, but since you asked for receipts here they are Bernie Sanders is a misogynistic asshole who has demonstrated time and time again he has a serious problem with women in power, he ignored complaints from his female staffers when they complained to him of blatant and ongoing harassment from his male staff members, He has taken money from Russia, his wife was investigated for misappropriation of funds from (now defunct) Burlington university and Oh and he’s also a nut job who promises the world and delivers Nothing! I’d say Have a nice day but I doubt you ever have.

          • Xzamilloh

            Not only did Bernie Sanders immediately apologize when the story came to light, he never even knew about it because it was not reported to him. What was reported to him was the pay discrepancies between male and female staff — being that some male staff members were being paid more for the same work the females were doing –and he immediately fixed it.

            What money has he taken from Russia?

            And his wife? A. Not him. and B. She was cleared of any wrongdoing

            (This shit is ALL on the internet so feel free to fact check it yourself, which you clearly need to do)

            You tell me how a man that has been on the right side of history even before going to Congress (being arrested during the Civil Rights movement) gets so many morons that can’t be bothered to do even the most basic research

          • Cosmic

            USA Today says Russia was helping Bernie as well as Jill Stein so if you have any issue with that take it up with them as for the harassment, he apologized for it only after it became a story and he was called out on it by the press and I don’t seem to recall him telling any of his male opponents to hush during a debate, so your free to vote for who you want and I’ll do the same cause again it’s a free country.

          • Xzamilloh

            Oh, my god, He told someone to hush during a debate!! Cancel him!! Cancel him immediately!! Of course I’d love to see him in action doing this.

            As for the USA Today article which I already read and oddly enough is the very first result on Google, You could have done yourself a favor and gone on down where he clearly tweets that Russia engaged in a campaign to meddle in our election (which is not the first time they’ve done so).

            The problem you have is that The New York Times also released an article detailing Russia’s campaign to suppress the black vote and that of Bernie Sanders supporters (Google “Russian 2016 Influence Operation Targeted African-Americans on Social Media”). That’s the extent of the “help” Bernie got from Russia. But Hillary got some real damn help from the DNC and establishment media in a primary that was rigged for her from the beginning, or does Donna Brazille need to bring her ass on TV again?

            And yeah, not only did he apologize for information he had received, I contend he didn’t need to, because in every correspondence in those stories, not one time was Bernie Sanders directly involved, meaning it’s entirely plausible that nothing made it to his desk. Two things are clear here: You just don’t like Bernie, and you don’t know how to any kind of critical thinking. I’ve more than made me case. Goodbye

          • Cosmic

            Bye Have a wonderful time. 😉

          • cluelesswitness

            Bye Have a wonderful time. 😉

            @Xzamilloh:disqus keeps dragging your ass and you keep running away. I don’t know why you bother to respond if you know inevitably you are just going to quit. You just don’t have the receipts or the wherewithal. Baby it’s okay. You lost. Don’t drag it out like Hillary did when running against Obama. LOL.

          • Cosmic

            He won’t win…that’s all the response I and history need to give.

          • cluelesswitness

            Hey Clueless, first off try minding your own fucking business

            LOL You are posting on a public forum, but you insist on privacy…okay queen. I was about to drag you and your fraudulent claims, but I see @Xzamilloh:disqus has already dragged you yet again.

  • Marco Sartori

    Not a question about bareback becoming more common?

  • Spongey
  • rickh710

    “Vote for Bernie. He’s not perfect, but he’s better than most. That said, you know me, Zach, I see voting as really low-level shit.” Yeah, no. Sorry Mr. Habib, supporting a ratfucker like Bernie and then diminishing the power of voting is not a good look. You might want to keep yourself and your low-level vote in Ireland.

    • cluelesswitness

      Why are you so mad at Bernie? LOL Chill

  • thanks for this good interview

  • Gino Costa

    One of the greatest moments of my life was when Conner Habib blocked me on Twitter. I felt so special!

  • queerpop

    Great interview. Intelligent and honest as usual. We were lucky to run some of Conner’s book, The Virtues of Being An Object, on Nightcharm years ago. Always a favorite with our readers (and viewers). Wishing him well in Ireland.

  • MaMee

    Again an interesting interview with a smart guy. Thank you.