German gay pornstar and firefighter, 43, runs to the Scottish Parliament

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A German-born gay pornstar who later became a firefighter warns of the dangers of pornography while standing before the Scottish Parliament.

Philipp Tanzer, 43, is the Scottish Family Party’s regional list candidate for the Highlands and Islands in the May Holyrood election.

He starred in a large number of adult films under the name Logan McCree after winning the German Mr Leather competition in 2004, before becoming a firefighter.

Born in Germany and moved to Scotland eight years ago, Mr. Tanzer is now in a relationship with a woman and is considering getting married.

Launching his political campaign, the former porn star now warns of the negative effects pornography has on adults and children, revealing that he has lost five friends in the industry through suicide and drugs.

“I had a negative image of the porn industry before joining, but I needed the money,” said German-born Mr. Tanzer.

Philipp Tanzer, 43, is the Scottish Family Party's regional list candidate for the Highlands and Islands in the Holyrood election.  He starred in a large number of adult films under the name Logan McCree after winning the German Mr Leather competition in 2004, before becoming a firefighter.

Philipp Tanzer, 43, is the Scottish Family Party’s regional list candidate for the Highlands and Islands in the Holyrood election. He starred in a large number of adult films under the name Logan McCree after winning the German Mr Leather competition in 2004, before becoming a firefighter.

Who is Philipp Tanzer?

Philipp Tanzer started working as a gay porn actor in 2007 after winning the German Mr Leather competition in 2004.

In 2012 Mr Tanzer moved to Scotland with his girlfriend. He announced that he was bisexual and no longer considered himself gay.

Since he left the porn industry, he has become a men’s rights activist.

In the BBC3 documentary ‘I Am A Men’s Rights Activist’, Mr. Tanzer said he does not believe government statistics showing that women are nearly twice as likely to be victims of domestic violence as men.

“In a year, I lost five friends in the industry to suicide and drug overdose. I’ve seen how much damage porn addiction can do. However, not all of my experiences with it have been negative – I’ve met some great people.

One of the main reasons for running for the Scottish Family Party is my experience and helping people learn from it.

He continued: ‘Porn is not a problem for men. Both boys and girls consume pornography and both suffer from its impact.

‘When I was younger, I didn’t know which path to take. I was forced to identify myself as something at age 32 that I wasn’t. ‘

“The Scottish Family Party best represents my vision of life and society,” he said.

Mr. Tanzer is on the regional list alongside Michael Willis, fellow of the Scottish Family Party, who claimed that pornography was promoted in the school curriculum in Relationships, Sexual Health and Parenting (RSHP) education.

Mr. Willis said, “The biggest growth area for porn consumption is children between the ages of 12 and 17. This is partly because it is readily available and many parents are not aware of it, but also because it is actively promoted within our schools.

Pornography should be treated like alcohol and nicotine, especially in education. The dangers need to be brought to the fore and current sex education does the opposite. ‘

The Scottish Government states on its website: ‘RSHP education is an important part of health and wellness within the Curriculum for Excellence.

‘RSHP education focuses on equipping children and young people with the knowledge, skills and values ​​to make informed and positive choices about building relationships. It can help them make safer decisions about their sexual and emotional health and well-being. ‘

Mr Tanzer, who moved to Durness in 2012, said the Scottish Family Party ‘best represents my vision of life and society’.

Mr. Tanzer, who was born in Germany and moved to Scotland eight years ago, is now in a relationship with a woman and is considering getting married

Mr. Tanzer, who was born in Germany and moved to Scotland eight years ago, is now in a relationship with a woman and is considering getting married

Mr. Tanzer, who was born in Germany and moved to Scotland eight years ago, is now in a relationship with a woman and is considering getting married

Mr. Tanzer, who was born in Germany and moved to Scotland eight years ago, is now in a relationship with a woman and is considering getting married

Born in Germany and moved to Scotland eight years ago, Mr. Tanzer is now in a relationship with a woman and is considering getting married. The former porn star launches his political campaign, seeking to raise awareness of the negative effects pornography has on adults and children – when he revealed he lost five friends in the industry to suicide and drugs.

Mr Tanzer, who moved to Durness in 2012, said the Scottish Family Party 'best represents my vision of life and society'.  As a porn actor Logan McCree, he won industry awards including Porn Stars in Love, Hotter than Hell 2 and Rear Deliveries.

Mr Tanzer, who moved to Durness in 2012, said the Scottish Family Party 'best represents my vision of life and society'.  As a porn actor Logan McCree, he won industry awards including Porn Stars in Love, Hotter than Hell 2 and Rear Deliveries.

Mr Tanzer, who moved to Durness in 2012, said the Scottish Family Party ‘best represents my vision of life and society’. As a porn actor Logan McCree, he won industry awards including Porn Stars in Love, Hotter than Hell 2 and Rear Deliveries.

As a porn actor Logan McCree, he won industry awards including Porn Stars in Love, Hotter than Hell 2 and Rear Deliveries.

He is almost completely covered in tattoos and once described himself as the ‘hottest German pornstar around’ on his website.

Mr. Tanzer, who has a background as a medical doctor in the German army, said: “Everyone in Durness has heard about it. But I really try to help as much as possible in the community and people are very grateful for that. ‘

One of his then-fellow firefighters then said, We would all have preferred it if he was a female porn actress. But he is what he is.

“We asked him because he’s a young, fit guy. We need young, fit men or women. None of us have a problem with our past. He’s a damn good guy. ‘