CDA Expert Testimony in the Barbara Nitke Case

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK ——————————————————————X BARBARA NITKE, THE NATIONAL COALITION FOR SEXUAL FREEDOM, and THE NATIONAL COALITION FOR SEXUAL FREEDOM FOUNDATION, Plaintiffs, -against- JOHN ASHCROFT, ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, and THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA; Defendants. 01 Civ. 11476 (RMB) PLAINTIFFS’ …

Violence Against S/M Women Within the Lesbian Community: A Nation-Wide Survey

by Female Trouble March 1994   Within the women√Ęs community, over half (56%) of the 539 lesbian and bisexual women surveyed experienced discrimination, harassment, or physical assault from other women because of their participation in consensual s/m. This survey only dealt with the discrimination or violence occurring within the lesbian …

NCSF’s Violence and Discrimination Survey (1999)

PURPOSE: Gather demographic data on the SM-Leather-Fetish communities. Gain an understanding of the affect of social stigma on SM and fetish practitioners. SURVEY INSTRUMENT – Paper and electronic distribution (see below) PERIOD – April 1998 to February 1999 RESULTS: Useful demographic data on the SM-Leather-Fetish communities Sense of the magnitude …

Creating Change Conference – Has Your Voice Been Heard?

November 11, 2006 – Next week the NCSF and ITCR will be represented at the 19th Annual “Creating Change” conference, the largest annual convening of LGBT activists in North America! This groundbreaking conference works to provide LGBT activists and their allies with the information, tools and technical assistance necessary to …

NCSF and Nitke vs. Gonzales Supreme Court Update

March 3, 2006 – In documents filed with the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Justice Department did not contest NCSF‘s assertion that NCSF‘s Communications Decency Act challenge is properly before the Supreme Court on direct appeal. That is a big step forward because that means both sides agree that the …

Wave of Obscenity Prosecutions Leads to Closure and Self-Censorship of SM Websites

October 20, 2005 – Attorney General Alberto Gonzales has announced that his office will specifically target "bestiality, urination, defecation, as well as sadistic and masochistic behavior" in pursuing new obscenity prosecutions. The Department of Justice began recruiting in late July for a new anti-obscenity squad to pursue obscenity prosecutions, and …