January 15, 2010 7:40 AM
First Legal Male Prostitute: "Sex Pioneer" Markus Compares Himself to Rosa Parks (Really)
NEW YORK (CBS) Meet "Markus" -- a 25-year-old from Los Angeles who's ready to assume the position -- as the first legal male prostitute in America, newly hired by the "Shady Lady Ranch" near Beatty, Nevada.
The Nye County, Nev. Liquor and Licensing Board gave permission for the male addition Tuesday, Jan. 5, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Photo: "Markus" of the "Shady Lady Ranch"
"Markus," a former United States Marine, believes he is uniquely qualified to serve, as he told Details Magazine before blazing a trail for all gigolo-kind.
He sees himself as a sort of civil rights crusader, and isn't shy about sharing his "wisdom" on everything from Rosa Parks to ugly women.
"It's just the same as when Rosa Parks decided to sit at the front (of the bus) instead of the back," he told Details. "She was proclaiming her rights as a disadvantaged, African-American older woman. And I'm doing the same...This actually isn't about selling my body. This is about changing social norms."
Markus also told Details he wasn't afraid to face down less than perfect customers.
"There's going to be times where there's an ugly woman—ugly physically—but there's going to be something inside of her that has to be released, and if I can release it through sexual activity or just conversation and companionship, that's what I have to do."
In the full article, Markus also dishes on how he would handle potential gay customers and how he see's himself as an equal opportunity kind of man.
The "Shady Lady Ranch" is about 150 miles from Las Vegas, near Death Valley. According to the Los Angeles Times, the brothel owner has gotten requests for gigolos, and says adding males to the "stable" could give business a boost.
READ MORE AT DETAILS MAGAZINE HERE>
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