Larry Flynt

Larry Flynt is a publisher and the President of Larry Flynt Publications which is best known for the adult magazine, Hustler. Flynt has fought several prominent legal battles involving the First Amendment to free speech and has unsuccessfully run for public office. He is paralyzed from the waist down due to injuries sustained in a 1978 assassination attempt. Hustler was founded in 1972 and started off as a four page black and white publication about the strip clubs Flynt owned during this time. In July 1974 the first official issue of Hustler Magazine was published. Flynt is very active in the polictical world he has supported activist groups opposed to the war in Iraq in 2004 and 2005 and even once attempted a presidential run as a Republican. He is also a strong supporter of gay rights and marriage.