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Media Update - 2009-12-11

on Friday, 11 December 2009. Posted in Media Updates


KOMO News - Seattle, WA

Prosecutors have charged Hulse, 29, with threat to bomb with the city of Seattle based on his postings on fetlife.com, a Web site for fans of BDSM and 

Media Update - 2009-12-11

on Friday, 11 December 2009. Posted in Media Updates


KFVS News

According to the affidavit, the woman remembers Jetton hitting her on the face very hard, then waking up and lying on the floor with Jetton choking her. She then recalled waking up and having sex with Jetton in the bedroom, then waking up the next morning with Jetton in her bed.


St. Louis News Blog

That's the question everyone's been asking since news broke last night that the former Missouri House Speaker was charged with felony assault that allegedly happened during an S&M session gone wrong.

According to one blog that covers Jeff City politics, the Republican leader-turned political consultant actually used a pair of safe words: Green Balloons.

Media Update - 2009-12-09

on Wednesday, 09 December 2009. Posted in Media Updates


New York Times Magazine

by Dan Bergner

The section on deviant desires, to take one example, is denounced by advocates for alternative sexuality as stigmatizing those whose lusts, no matter how unusual, are harmless, or those whose erotic play, no matter how unsettling, is consensual. Should a man with a foot fetish be branded as mentally ill? Should a woman who finds ecstasy in being elaborately bound and enduring denigration or pain? Should such people be labeled with psychiatric diseases, though the rest of their lives have no serious dysfunction? Until 1973, homosexuality was among the D.S.M.’s disorders, and critics of the present chapter point to the condemnation the volume once inflicted on gay men and lesbians — condemnation that both reflected and bolstered the prevailing cultural perspective — by way of arguing that the current manual, the D.S.M.-IV, is full of unfounded and damaging sexual judgments. Many on the panel, which probably won’t, in the end, do much in the way of deleting conditions, maintain that the chapter on sexuality and gender identity doesn’t brand people too readily with disease. They note that, aside from exceptions like patients with pedophilia, only those who are distressed meet the threshold for diagnosis. In turn, the critics respond that such distress stems not from within the individual but from the infliction of societal standards, from the culture’s disapproval and aversion and therefore, in part, from the D.S.M. itself. This, they emphasize, was why the A.P.A. finally removed a last remnant of the homosexuality diagnosis — what was known as “ego-dystonic” homosexuality — in 1987.



Media Update - 2009-12-08

on Tuesday, 08 December 2009. Posted in Media Updates


Minnesota Daily

A simple Google search led me to Club H, a local swingers' organization in Minneapolis. When I called, I was politely asked by the associate on the other 

Media Update - 2009-12-02

on Wednesday, 02 December 2009. Posted in Media Updates


New York Times

Mr. Lambert's context was different, mostly because he is gay and his song “For Your Entertainment” is graphically sexual, with intimations of sadomasochism 

NCSF Applauds Federal Lawsut Filed against Atlanta Police

on Friday, 27 November 2009. Posted in NCSF News

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
National Coalition for Sexual Freedom

NCSF APPLAUDS FEDERAL LAWSUIT FILED AGAINST ATLANTA POLICE

November 25, 2009 - Federal lawsuit filed yesterday! Check out http://atlantaeagleraid.com

NCSF is actively involved in supporting the Atlanta Eagle and the plaintiffs in this suit. In the case filed by Lambda Legal, Southern Center for Human Rights, and Dan Grossman as representation for the plaintiffs, a federal law suit alleging multiple civil rights violations was filed November 24, 2009.

In speaking with Leigha Fleming NCSF Board Chair, Wednesday afternoon, attorney Dan Grossman said, "NCSF's publicity and support is very welcome and needed in this effort."

Said Ms. Fleming, "We need everyone in the Alanta community getting involved in this. There's a mayoral election coming up. Ask your candidates their opinions of the police action at the Eagle and whether or not they support the kind of bigotry and discrimination exhibited. Blog about it. Talk about it. All the various Eagle's around the country should link to this. Support this lawsuit and support NCSF."

Said Grossman, "The police believed that they could violate the rights of these men precisely because they were in a gay _leather_ bar."

NCSF is committed to creating a political, legal and social environment in the US that advances equal rights for consenting adults who engage in alternative sexual and relationship expressions. The NCSF aims to advance the rights of, and advocate for consenting adults in the BDSM-Leather-Fetish, Swing, and Polyamory Communities. We pursue our vision through direct services, education, advocacy, and outreach, in conjunction with our partners, to directly benefit these communities. Donate to NCSF now at www.ncsfreedom.org

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Media Update - 2009-11-23

on Monday, 23 November 2009. Posted in Media Updates


Straits Times

TEHERAN - IRAN'S moral police have arrested a dozen couples for engaging in illicit sexual acts, including swapping of partners. Extra-marital sex is illegal in Iran where Islamic sharia law is the principal source of legislation. If found guilty of adultery, those arrested in the crackdown face being stoned to death. 

Media Update - 2009-11-21

on Saturday, 21 November 2009. Posted in Media Updates


Hillsboro Argus - OregonLive.com

“If you know anything about (sadomasochism), both parties are getting pleasure,” Knapp said. “I don't believe it was sadomasochistic at all. 
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