NCSF gives awards to individuals who truly deserve recognition in order to call attention to their work and support their outstanding service to the alt-sex communities.
Race Bannon Advocacy Award is an award for a senior member of the communities who has made a singular series of lifetime achievements to advance the sexual freedom and destigmatization of our communities. Contributions in education, political organizing, research, teaching, writing, legislative advocacy, public relations, and institution building shall be considered in making this award. Diversity, equity, and inclusion shall be important factors in the determination of the award with care that marginalized populations within the communities are represented and recognized. Nominations will be submitted to the Executive Committee from the Professional Advocate and referred to the Board for a vote in the Annual Board Meeting. Starting in January of 2022, a call for Nominations will go out in the January NCSF newsletter.
Vi Johnson Liberation Award – National Coalition for Sexual Freedom recognizes that voices, experiences, and contributions to the community are not homogenous or a monolith. We believe that a dedicated award that intentionally honors and celebrates the contributions of Black, Indigenous People of Color and the LGBTQ community is long overdue. Our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion committee is dedicated to honoring, celebrating, and amplifying these voices. We believe Vi Johnson’s contribution and leadership curates a legacy to be honored. As an author, activist, and advocate, she exemplifies leadership and vision. Traversing layers of marginalization, social and political stigma, and ideological oppression, she galvanized communities and promoted sexual liberation. This award recognizes those who have and who continue to lead in sexual liberation.
Nomination information is sent to the entire DEI Committee for consideration and then forwarded to the Board.
Up and Coming Advocacy Award will be awarded to someone new or who has a new initiative in the field who the NCSF recognizes is making an outstanding contribution through the public education and advocacy for swinging, consensual non-monogamy, or BDSM and sexual freedom. This award is intended primarily for the entire field, although NCSF volunteers are not prohibited from consideration. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion shall be important factors in the determination of the award with care that marginalized populations within the communities are represented and recognized.
Nomination information is sent to the EOP Committee for consideration.