Read the full article by Gene Zorkin at YNOT.com

 

Global payment processor Paxum announced today it is matching donations made through their payment platform to Pineapple Support, a charity which provides a variety of services to adult performers.  During the rest of December and through January, Paxum says it will match donations up to $2000.

“A year ago, shock waves rippled through the adult industry when news spread that beautiful and talented adult performer August Ames had tragically taken her own life as a result of mental illness,” Paxum said in a statement announcing the donation-matching campaign. “The distressing news came quickly after several other adult performer suicides and made a huge impact on the adult industry. Many performers expressed shock, confusion and grief. Some offered themselves to their colleagues for support and comfort should they find themselves in a similar position.”

The company applauded the efforts of Leya Tanit in establishing Pineapple Support, noting the “news of so many performer suicides in just a few short months compelled her to take urgent action to create a positive change for performers mental health worldwide.”

“Through pure determination and dedication, coupled with valuable industry support, just a few months later Leya’s idea is already a concrete reality with… a registered non-profit organization dedicated to provide 24/7 mental health support for all industry performers, with no discrimination, judgment or stigma attached,” Paxum added.

To donate, simply send your donation via Paxum to contact@pineapplesupport.org and Paxum will match donations up to $2,000 USD.

 

Gene Zorkin has been covering legal and political issues for various adult publications (and under a variety of different pen names) since 2002.