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Media Update - October 8, 2009

National Coalition for Sexual Freedom -- Media Update Digest
October 8, 2009
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1. City spanks Power Exchange
2. Sex club spanked with lawsuit from patron injured during bondage play
3. The Student Sex Column Movement
4. Councilmembers hear community outrage over Eagle raid
5. Social group visits board



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NCSF Media Updates represent a sampling of recent stories printed in US newspapers, magazines, and
selected websites containing significant mention of SM-leather-fetish, polyamory, or swing issues and
topics.

These stories may be positive, negative, accurate, inaccurate or anywhere in between. NCSF publishes
the Updates to provide readers a comprehensive look at what media outlets are writing about these
topics. NCSF permits and encourages readers to forward these Updates where appropriate.


CITY SPANKS POWER EXCHANGE
San Francisco Bay Guardian , San Francisco, CA

Power Exchange isn't just a venerable sex club, it's a popular gathering place for the transgender and
BDSM communities and a hub for unfettered sexual fun ...

To read this article, go to: http://www.sfbg.com/entry.phpentry_id=9253&catid=&volume_id=452&issue_id=453&volume_num=44&issue_num=01


SEX CLUB SPANKED WITH LAWSUIT FROM PATRON INJURED DURING BONDAGE PLAY
SF Weekly b San Francisco, CA

A devotee of San Francisco's BDSM scene, Nevraumont was attending the Power Exchange sex club, then
located on Otis Street; her male companion had strung ...

To read this article, go to:

http://www.sfweekly.com/2009-10-07/news/sex-club-spanked-with-lawsuit-from-patron-injured-during-bondage-play/


THE STUDENT SEX COLUMN MOVEMENT
The Nation :New York, NY

They can decide to thoughtfully address taboo topics like BDSM, fetishism and orgies, as Virginia
Dalloway did in her Free Press column, ...

To read this article go to: http://www.thenation.com/doc/20091012/dibranco


COUNCILMEMBERS HEAR COMMUNITY OUTRAGE OVER EAGLE RAID
Creative Loafing

by Thomas Wheatley

Members of Atlanta's gay community came to City Hall Tuesday afternoon to voice
outrage over and demand answers about the controversial Sept. 10 police raid at the Atlanta Eagle ...

To read this article, go to:

http://blogs.creativeloafing.com/freshloaf/2009/09/16/councilmembers-hear-community-outrage-over-atlanta-eagle-raid


SOCIAL GROUP VISITS BOARD
Glens Falls Post-Star

By Dayelin Roman Thurman.

 

After the leader of a so-called swingers club said club members are normal people, residents at Tuesday night's Town Board ...

To read this article, go to:
http://www.poststar.com/articles/2009/09/15/news/local/doc4ab055cbcf4f2839161663.txt


THE BIG MEETING IN THURMAN
Glens Falls Post-Star

Thurman Supervisor Red Pitkin paid me a visit this week and invited me to attend Tuesday night's town
board meeting. I was happy to oblige. ...

To read this article, go to: http://www.poststar.com/blogs/?p=30964&cat=49


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  • Can cause you to lose your job or your income
  • Can lead you into a maze of antiquated laws and regulations you never even knew existed
  • Is arbitrarily criminalized by state and local authorities
  • Is used by the radical right to marginalize minority groups
  • Can result in the invasion of your privacy by the government, both within your own home or in educational, social and group environments