BREAKING NEWS from the Revise F65 Project: WHO takes BDSM and fetishism off the sick list

The World Health Organization (WHO) follows the Nordic countries in repealing sexual minorities with consenting practices from the International Classification of Diseases in the new revision ICD-11. “This is a milestone in the work for human rights and sexual liberation,” says Ingvild Endestad, leader of FRI, the Norwegian LGBT organization …

Sex Workers Rally for Labor Rights on International Whores’ Day

DC Media Group The advocates were joined by DC Council member David Grosso, who supports their efforts at gaining workers status in the District. “I’m out to show my support for decriminalization of sex work,” he said. Grosso introduced a bill promoting sex workers rights last year in the DC …

A Call to Action on June 1st—The First Ever Sex Worker Lobby Day

The National Coalition for Sexual Freedom urges everyone in our communities to join us in supporting the first ever Sex Worker Lobby Day on June 1st in Washington, D.C. NCSF will be participating with sex workers in Federal lobbying with Members of Congress. We are also supporting direct action activities …

NCSF Thanks for the 1st Quarter Donations – January to March, 2018

Thank you to our Coalition Partner Leather SINS for donating $5,000 to NCSF at Kinky Kollege Spring Break in March! Thank you to Dick Cunningham and Judy Guerin for donating $2,500 in matching donations as part of the Dark Odyssey Winterfire fundraising efforts. Thank you to Russell Stambaugh, NCSF Board …

Discrimination Against Kinky Parents

“De-Pathologization of Consensual BDSM” by Susan Wright, written as Invited Commentary in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, is now available: https://authors.elsevier.com/a/1WxJf6CSsvzo3J This article tracks the discrimination against kinky parents in child custody cases that were reported to NCSF before and after the American Psychiatric Association (APA) differentiated between consensual sexual behavior and …

Northwest Region Community Wide Consent Summit Survey

The National Coalition for Sexual Freedom and several Portland based community partners are exploring hosting a Consent Summit for the Northwest Region in Portland, OR. Your feedback is invaluable as we begin our planning process. Your responses are confidential and will be used exclusively for the purposes of developing this …

NCSF Celebrated its 21st Anniversary in Atlanta!

At NCSF’s Annual Meeting on March 9th in Atlanta, GA, the Coalition Partners elected the Board Members and discussed new and ongoing projects, like Consent Counts which aims to decriminalize sexual conduct between consenting adults. NCSF was fortunate to have Aida Manduley, MSW, provide a 3-hour diversity training on Sunday …