On a more serious note, I am hoping that this interview will help take away some of the stigma of escorting, because personally I see nothing wrong with it and I've even thought about doing it, but also I hope that this will help give the spotlight to male trans performers in the sex industry and open the door for more of them because honestly, how many male trans performers can you name without Googling them?
Anyway, off the soap box. Ladies and gentlemen please welcome the amazing award winning Viktor Belmont!
JOE: When did you realize you were trans? Can you share your story? Coming out, etc? How did your friends and family react?
VIKTOR: I didn't have a kind intense, light bulb moment. I came into my gender over time. I would say the biggest influence in my life of figuring out my gender was meeting an incredible friend online when I was a youth who disclosed her trans status to me. Her warm heart and open mind helped me better understand my own identity. After that, I strongly identified with the characters in comic books I read, especially a lot of manga. I then realized I not only adored the pretty boy princes in my comics, but I identified that way as well.
JOE: On your Rentboy page you identify as bisexual, it seems that bisexuals and transgender people are two of the most misunderstood and also the brunt of a lot of phobia in the LGBT community and society as a whole, is it hard being both trans and bisexual?
VIKTOR: I would say that my sexual orientation is pretty fluid. My orientation on Rentboy is to let folks know also that I see a spectrum of genders as clients and adore working with men, women, and those who don't ID within that binary model as well.