|Referred to as:
|Based out of:
||Burbank, California, but hosted in Russia
||To help young boys and young adults who are attracted to even younger boys learn to accept themselves. To spread pedophile propaganda and push to normalize pedophilia.
||Epifora, BoyChat, Indoctrination Campaign
|This website is run by pedophiles meant to give gay teens a "safe place" to discover and accept their homosexuality. However, all this site does is convince teen boys that the feelings they have towards younger boys (many of them peers) make them pedophiles and this is okay.
Age Taboo is a Website that embodies what is meant by the Indoctrination Campaign. It is a website meant for gay teens to come to terms with being gay AND attracted to even younger boys. It is run by Matthew Shaller, a teacher and "boylover," who offers advice to these young children on how to accept themselves and not be ashamed that they are attracted to boys of any age. Other pedophiles also help run the site, including Howie, who is a frequent member of BoyChat. These men use this site as a facade. They seem to be offering help to teens struggling with what it means to be homosexual when in actuality they are grooming these boys to believe they are pedophiles in the making. A boy could find that he is attracted to an 11 year old peer, and these pedophiles tell him that it is ok to have these feelings, and that these feelings make him a pedophile just like older men who are attracted to younger boys.
I have been brought up in a 'sexual' but loving relationship with close friends since the age of 6, I was persuaded to do so. I was happy then and still am now, being at the age to enjoy relationships with young and old. When I am a father to a boy, I hope the same warm feelings will also be part of his life. So don't feel down people, this form of love is part of you and the lucky one to recieve.
This site was formerly hosted by Epifora, a pedophile-hosted web server until Epifora was taken down in late 2006. It is now being hosted out of Russia.
- Principle 1. All youth are entitled to have their humanity and dignity acknowledged and respected.
- Principle 2. All youth are entitled to acceptance and compassion from those around them. That means they have the right to live free from stigma and inaccurate negative assumptions about them based on their sexuality.
- Principle 3. All youth are entitled to attain full mental health. That means they have the right to develop a sense of self-acceptance, a consolidated positive identity, satisfying close relationships, and a positive outlook for their future.
- Principle 4. All youth have the right to access accurate information about their sexuality.
- Principle 5. All youth have the right to access a supportive community of peers and role models.
- Principle 6. Youth should have the opportunity to learn from those who have attempted to change sexual feelings and learn about the effectiveness, benefits, and risks of such attempts. They should never be pressured into aversion therapy or other dangerous and unethical procedures to eliminate or change their sexual feelings.
- Principle 7. All youth have the responsibility to express their sexuality in ways that respect others and do not coerce, pressure, manipulate, humiliate, or harm them.
- Principle 8. All youth have the right to not be coerced, pressured, manipulated, humiliated, or harmed in relation to their sexuality.
- Messages - Messages from the staff aimed towards Youth, Parents, and Therapists.
- Our Stories - Includes stories from users of the website about various topics such as: "Accepting yourself", "Coming Out", "Special Relationships", and "Coping with Stigmata". It also has stories by young boys, and a sectioned called "Voices of Experience" where older pedophiles tell their stories.
- Features - Includes subsections such as "Seeking" (Writing in to seek advice), "Art", "People" and "Issues."
- Community - Message boards, similar to BoyChat and even includes some of BoyChat's members.
- Information - Articles about issues pertaining to gay youth.
Director of Age Taboo
Last Known Address
P. O. Box 32067
Burbank, CA 91508
I am a middle school and high school teacher who has taught in both public and private schools in the U.S. I have learned about sexual minority youth through a local chapter of GLSEN (Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network). I have also had the pleasure of meeting a few youth who are attracted to younger boys, and have been impressed by their sincerity, character, courage, and hope for the future. I have also been saddened by the stories some of them had to share. I developed a strong desire to learn more about helping sexual minority youth and about sexual attraction to younger people, and a desire to establish this effort to help those youth who are ignored or even rejected by most efforts to help sexual minority youth.
Other Staff Members
Edward - [email protected]
I'm a 19-year-old with attractions to younger males, as well as to females. I’m currently looking to get back into work and/or study after a long illness. I’ve been with Age Taboo since not long after it got started, and I’m really pleased with the way it’s developed so far. I hope it can continue to be a rational, non-threatening, non-judgemental resource for guys with similar feelings to mine.
Howie - [email protected]
I'm a 21 year-old undergraduate college student. I love to play hockey and watch independent films of all kinds. I have a yellow lab named Casey who just turned a year old on Sept. 1st of 2003. I'm a very caring and understanding person and I can make anyone laugh. I have gone through quite a bit of emotional turmoil these past few years and I finally seem to be getting happier with life and with who I am. I hope everyone learns a lot, has fun and gets a better understanding of themselves on here. I'll do my best to help out in any way I can and I'm always available to listen no matter what the circumstance or problem. Just send me an email.
Cody - [email protected]
I am almost 16 years old and have been lucky enough to have occassional sex buddies since I was 9. Well, until I realized that even though I was getting older, I didn't want them to get older. That's when I realized what was happening and had to stop. I've got what I consider a pretty balanced life and don't have any doubts about who I am. I like myself. I'm not socially skilled. The usual word is "geek". I have an absent father, a 12yo little brother, and a great mom who has her act together (no, I have not burdened her with this). Being the "man" in a low income family has taught me many lessons about life. Mom criticizes me for being too analytical. I really want this site to make a difference in as many lives as possible. This site addresses boys who are sexually attracted to younger boys. I'd like to see more of the gayteen community use this site as a resource. It's a taboo subject even with them. I want to help the site grow and see others do the same.
Some Current Pedophile Members
This is by no means an exhaustive list. There are many other pedophiles on this website.
From a 14 year old boy:
I am 14 (boy) and need someone to talk to. I cannot describe the happiness this site brings me. It is such a help to have such nice people to talk to. For about a year I have felt an attraction for 10-11 yr olds boys. Also now, I really feel love for a boy of my age I don't know very well. I think it's because he is quite small and has a face like a child. I also have a gf, but i don't feel the same way for her. I don't mind being gay or bi, and I am fine with having children as good friends (I will never do anything sexual with a child) but I need a friend to talk to about this. I'd most like someone of my age. There is an older friend (17) I know who is gay and feels strongly about children, including me, but I feel nervous about talking to him. I don't want anyone to know, but at the same time I want to talk to someone. I feel so strongly about children and this boy that I get upset when I think about it. I want to tell them I feel like this. Please help. Thank you everyone on this site - you make me feel so much better.
Response from a 29 year old man:
I feel your same emotions. I am in love with a 10 year old boy and I think he likes me too. I am not sure how to approach the situation but I think I will just keep being a mentor. You should follow your feelings so you do not regret missing the opportunity when you're older. There is nothing wrong about liking younger boys, especially at your age. You are still innocent so try it before society hates you. Boys can love other boys, trust me.
From a 17-year-old boy:
Would it be okay to use child porn to satiate my sexual desires so I don't do something stupid with a real child? I know it would be wrong and I'd feel bad for the children involved. I know I'd be treading on dangerous moral and legal ground but I think it would be better then molesting children. However, sometimes I want to kill myself for having such evil thoughts. I was badly hurt by an older man when I was younger so I understand how much my actions could harm a kid. Why do I have such thoughts when I know how evil they are?
Response from Matthew Shaller, site director and older pedophile:
First, I'm so sorry to hear that you were so badly hurt by a man. Second, your thoughts aren't evil. Sexuality varies so much from person to person. Some people are attracted to the opposite sex, some to the same sex, and some to both. Some people have a strong sex drive, others have a weak one. Some people are attracted to the same age as themselves, some are attracted to young people, and some are attracted to old people. Different people want to do different sexual things. It's natural variation, just like people vary in their personalities, physical characteristics, talents, etc.
Now about porn. If a child is forced or somehow pressured to appear in it, I think that's a terrible thing and it's wrong to use it. I don't think I could enjoy looking at it. There are cases where boys freely make porn of themselves, or appear in it willingly when it's made by friends. People disagree about that kind of porn. Some say it's okay, others say it's thinking of boys as objects rather than people, or they worry that the boy didn't intend for everyone on the Internet to see it. Either way, it's illegal and just as dangerous as actually having sex with a boy. If you're caught, the penalties are almost as severe.
My recommendation is that you use legal pics that you can find on lots of sites. See boylinks.net for a list of sites. There are also several good boy/youth modeling sites, like beautifulyouth.com, madetomodel.com, www.rewindpictures.com/streetcorner.htm, youthtalentgalleries.com, and modelteenz.com. I find these sites very helpful!
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is part of a series on evil-unveiled.com.