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NCSF’s Coalition Partners Join Together for Consent Summit

on Tuesday, 19 February 2013. Hits 1251

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 is now launched to the BDSM-leather-Fetish communities for input until July 1st,” says Judy Guerin, Director of Consent Counts. “This statement outlines the current legal climate in regards to BDSM practices, and describes the ethical responsibilities of kinky people, as well. The Consent Statement will be used to change assault laws so that consensual BDSM won’t be mistaken for assault.”

One focus of the weekend was how to move forward now that a fire has destroyed the NCSF office. An emergency fund drive is underway to raise money to replace what was lost in the fire. Please help us reach our goal!

https://www.wepay.com/donations/ncsf-fire-recovery-fund

The new board of directors voted in Kevin Carlson as Chairman, Mark Richards as Secretary, and John Baku as Treasurer. The CPs also heard reports on NCSF projects and some of the stats include:

· Incident Reporting and Response received nearly 500 calls for help

· The Kink Aware Professionals list is up to nearly 1,200 professionals

· The Media Outreach Project gave over 60 interviews

· Over 600 NCSF Facebook page members and nearly 5,000 twitter followers

· 98 Coalition Partners!

Friday evening’s Pizza Meet & Greet was sponsored by the AZ TNG, while lunch Saturday was sponsored by FetLife and lunch on Sunday at the APEX BBQ was sponsored by AZ Men of Leather. NCSF thanks APEX for welcoming CP representatives, NCSF board members and staff to their APEX Dungeon Party on Saturday night, and at their Sunday afternoon BBQ and NCSF Meet & Greet. NCSF also thanks Kelly Beaton, Master Bleu Sadist, slave alena girl, and Karen for volunteering and helping out in all sorts of necessary ways at the meeting!

The Board of NCSF currently consists of:

Kevin Carlson – Chairman – Boise, ID

Mark Richards – Secretary – New York, NY

John Baku – Treasurer – Vancouver, BC

Race Bannon – San Francisco, CA

Laura Carlson – Boise, ID

Jim Fleckenstein – Manassas, VA

Leigha Fleming – Fort Worth, TX
Vivienne Kramer – San Diego, CA
Mercury – Nashville, TN

Stephanie "Sassy" Lynn – Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN

Julian Wolf – Albuquerque, NM
Susan Wright – Phoenix, AZ

NCSF helps you, so please help us in our time of need! Support us by becoming a member or donating today! www.ncsfreedom.org

 

NCSF Action Alert – The Advocate

on Thursday, 20 December 2012. Hits 2437

 

Please contact The Advocate and protest their removal of their Op-Ed by Jill D. Weinberg entitled “Kink as The Next LGBT Rights Frontier: Why handcuffs and submission may lead to even more LGBT liberation” posted on December 17, 2012.

The comments were very negative against kinky people and demanded The Advocate remove the Op-Ed because it was harming the LGBT movement. The Op-Ed was up for less than 12 hours before The Advocate removed it from their website.

Please contact The Advocate and respectfully tell them that their silencing of this important issue leads to more persecution and discrimination against kinky people. Tell them you want to see more coverage of kink issues in The Advocate. And tell them that 1 in 3 people who identify as kinky are persecuted because of it, and the question of “Kink Rights” as the next frontier should be taken seriously.

Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Online: http://www.advocate.com/contact (The Advocate website is refusing links from the NCSF website, so please use the email address above.)

To see the Op-Ed, you can go to the NCSF blog: https://ncsfreedom.org/?option=com_zoo&task=item&item_id=658

or to the Google cache:

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:http://www.advocate.com/commentary/2012/12/17/op-ed-kink-next-lgbt-rights-frontier

Coalition Partner AIS Raises Big Bucks for NCSF

on Wednesday, 10 October 2012. Hits 1811

Adventures in Sexuality raised over $4,000 for NCSF at their COPE conference in Columbus, Ohio (Sept 14-16). Along with a Special Drawing and table donations, the "COPE Grand Prize Auction" received 2 separate donations of $1,800 each from the auction winners! All of the funds went to NCSF, with AIS donating over $2,300 in prizes: 3 Winter Wickedness tickets, 2 nights hotel rooms, 6 meals and 1 piece of AIS Kink Labs furniture to each of the 2 winners.

NCSF gives a big thanks Barak, Sheba and everyone at AIS for putting together a fabulous event. WE also thank them for hosting NCSF Board Members Mercury and Julian Wolf so they could spread the word about NCSF projects and programs that help kinky people. It really shows that size doesn’t matter when it comes to passionate support for NCSF! You can find out more about AIS at: http://www.adventuresinsexuality.org/

Last Chance to Take the Consent Survey!

on Wednesday, 19 September 2012. Hits 900

www.ncsfreedom.org/survey.html

We will be closing the survey in two weeks. We need everyone to respond.

4,400 kinky people have taken the survey!

Over 30% say they had a pre-negotiated limit violated in a BDSM scene or relationship,

And almost 15% have had their safeword ignored,

Yet over 95% say a person can revoke consent to any activity.

If you started the survey but didn’t finish, please go back and complete it (comments are optional). The link above will take you to where you left off.

The results of the Consent Counts Survey and a draft statement on consent will be presented to the Coalition Partners at the NCSF Annual Meeting in Phoenix, AZ, February 8-10, 2013.

To participate in discussions of consent online with kinky people both in the US and around the world, join our Consent Counts group at https://fetlife.com/groups/46202

Please share this with your friends!

 

NCSF YouTube Channel Launched!

on Tuesday, 11 September 2012. Hits 994

http://www.youtube.com/ncsfreedom

Check out the new NCSF Public Service Announcements you can include in your podcasts! Alternative Life Coach Bo Blaze speaks out for NCSF on all our projects and programs in these 10 different PSAs.

Join FetLife's John Baku at NCSF Consent Counts discussions at FetFest

on Monday, 27 August 2012. Hits 58971

NCSF will be loud and proud at FetFest this Labor Day weekend in Maryland, with lots of fundraisers and 6 Consent Counts discussions at FetFest villages and in open community spaces.

FetLife’s John Baku will be attending the NCSF Consent Counts discussions. Registered attendees can participate:

Friday 6-7pm @Queer Village – Queer Village Potluck and NCSF Consent discussion

Friday 7-8pm @TNG Village – TNG, Age Play and Poly Villages Talk about Consent with NCSF

Saturday 9:30-10:30am @Goddess & Femdom Villages – Champagne Brunch and Consent

Saturday 1:30-2:30pm @Dining Hall – Sex and Hypnosis Munch about Consent

Saturday 7:30-8:30pm @Rope Barn – Open-to-all Consent Counts at the Rope Village

Sunday 12-1:30pm @Dungeon Tent – Open-to-all Consent Counts by Susan Wright

www.FetFest.com

Take the Consent Survey before it's too late. Stand up and be counted!

on Tuesday, 21 August 2012. Hits 4805

www.ncsfreedom.org/survey.html

It only takes 5 minutes to complete. We need everyone to respond.

For those of you who started to take the survey but didn’t finish or answer all of the questions, please go back and complete the survey (comments are optional). Just click the link above and it will take you back to where you left off.

Over 1,500 kinky people have taken the survey so far. Here’s where we stand right now on several of the questions:

37% say they’ve been in the community from 1-5 years

73% say they can’t speak comfortably to their co-workers or family about their BDSM practices

15% say they’ve had a safeword or safesign ignored by a partner during play

63% say they’ve participated in a group discussion on consent

86% say the BDSM community needs more education about consent

The results of the Consent Counts Survey and a draft statement on consent will be presented to the Coalition Partners at the NCSF Annual Meeting in Phoenix, AZ, February 8-10, 2013. It will then go to mass distribution on YouTube.

To participate in discussions of consent online with kinky people both in the US and around the world, join our Consent Counts group at https://fetlife.com/groups/46202 NCSF is committed to supporting and encouraging people to discuss ethical consent so we can move to a more thorough understanding of what consent is, and to provide better education for people who are interested in exploring their sexuality.

Please share this with your friends!

Announcing the NCSF Master/slave Advisory Committee

on Tuesday, 07 August 2012. Hits 4806

For Immediate Release

National Coalition for Sexual Freedom

 

Announcing the NCSF Master/slave Advisory Committee

 

The National Coalition for Sexual Freedom (NCSF) is announcing the formation of the NCSF Master/slave Advisory Committee. As part of NCSF's ongoing efforts to remain sensitive to, and informed about, the specific needs of the various factions of the BDSM and kink communities, this committee has been formed.

 

The committee is tasked with providing NCSF with insight and information about the Master/slave community so that NCSF can best serve that community. This allows NCSF to better carry out its mission to fight for sexual freedom and privacy rights for all adults who engage in safe, sane and consensual behavior.

 

The members of the Committee are all notable and respected people within the Master/slave community and include Master Jerome Bambrick, Race Bannon, Master Bob Blount, Tina Dunham, Lady Hilary, MsSuzan and Justin Tanis.

 

NCSF looks forward to listening to, and engaging in discussions with, these fine people in order to best serve the needs of the people who consider Master/slave dynamics and identity part of their core erotic makeup.

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