NCSF succeeds through the volunteer efforts of those who believe in our mission, and who wish to join us in fighting for your rights, your privacy and your freedom. Even if you only have a few hours a month, NCSF needs people like you who care and want to help. Visit our Volunteer area to learn what opportunities are available now.
NCSF is proud to award the Volunteer of the Year Award to MasterZChicage
MasterZChicage has served NCSF in innumerable ways. He has been on the board of NCSF since 2006, and has been the Coalition Partner Representative of LeatherSins since 2003. In 2006 ??? he joined NCSF as an individual Coalition Partner. MasterZChicago has never missed an annual meeting since becoming active in 2003, and at this year's meeting he was named the Vice-Chairman of the Board.
MasterZChicago has been an active member of the fundraising committee since 2003, and LeatherSins has donated over $50,000 to NCSF over the years. He has also been a member of the media committee since 2004, the membership coordinator in 2007-8, and this year he became the outreach chair for NCSF.
MasterZChicago not only gives to NCSF but his own local community by co-founding LeatherSins and serving as the President and on the board since 2001. He also co-founded the SINS Center in 2006 and has served as executive director since that time. He is the director of two major events that take place every year in the Chicago area - Kinky Kollege and SINSations in Leather.
He has been an active presenter at events around the country, presenting dozens of workshops since 2001 on a wide variety of BDSM skills as well as how to produce special events and NCSF's newest class - NCSF and You. He is also a proud supporter of the Leather Archives & Museum, and serves as member of the Leadership Council for the Howard Brown Health Center which promotes the well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons through health care and wellness programs.
NCSF’s Coalition Partners Join Together for Consent Summit The National Coalition for Sexual Freedom held its annual Coalition Partner meeting in Phoenix, Arizona from February 8-10, 2013. The Consent Summit took place Friday evening, and Coalition Partners were able to participate via streaming video to give their input on the new Consent Statement. Go to www.ncsfreedom.org to see the Consent Statement and comment on it. “The Consent Statement…
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE National Coalition for Sexual Freedom NCSF Survey on Consent The National Coalition for Sexual Freedom (NCSF) wants to hear from you! Please take our Consent Counts survey and tell us what you think about consent: www.ncsfreedom.org/survey.html As part of decriminalizing BDSM in the legal codes, we need to be able to articulate a clear definition of consent that the BDSM communities believe in. The results of this…
NCSF Launches the Next Chapter for Consent Counts February 27, 2012 The National Coalition for Sexual Freedom (NCSF) announces two new publications as part of its nationwide campaign, Consent Counts. The Consent Counts Project was launched by the BDSM-leather-fetish communities in 2006 to decriminalize consensual BDSM in U.S. law by ensuring that consent will be recognized as a defense to criminal charges brought under assault laws and other statutes. "For…
Our BDSM communities could be adversely impacted by a well-intentioned, but overly broad, piece of proposed criminal legislation that has been introduced by Senator Christine Kehoe in the California Senate. NCSF is asking all of you to sign and send to NCSF letters (a draft is attached below) that we can introduce if necessary at a hearing likely to be held in April, 2011. The purpose of the bill, SB…
In an indictment rendered by a Grand Jury in the Western District of Missouri on September 9, 2010, five Missouri men allegedly participated in torturing a mentally disabled woman online or in person over a multi-year period when the victim was between the ages of 16 and 24. Among the charges are: Sex Trafficking by Force, Fraud or Coercion, Forced Labor Trafficking, Transportation for Sexual Activity, and Conspiracy. The allegations…
Developed Educational Programs and Outreach Materials
Built Alliances With Sexual Freedom Advocacy Groups
About Consent Counts
NCSF is leading a major national campaign—Consent Counts—to change the laws and police practices that our communities now endure, and to establish that consent is available as a defense in criminal BDSM prosecutions.
BDSM is prosecuted as assault in the U.S., even when it is consensual.
No state or appellate court has allowed consent as a defense to assault in BDSM cases.
Consent Counts is a nationwide project to decriminalize consensual BDSM.
Program Goals: Consent Counts is a nationwide project to decriminalize consensual BDSM through education, advocacy, legal actions and lobbying.