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Media Update - 2009-11-08

on Sunday, 08 November 2009. Hits 296


UNM Daily Lobo - Albuquerque, NM

In-person meetings consist of legal BDSM activities. PEP has been in business for over 20 years. Would PEP still be operating particularly after the last

NCSF Statement

on Friday, 06 November 2009. Hits 433

Anthony Sowell has been arrested in Cleveland, Ohio, and is alleged to have murdered more than 11 women. The media is reporting that Sowell was registered on dating website, Alt.com, for those interested in alternative lifestyles. People who engage in BDSM and other alternative activities do so as consenting adults and in a safe, sane, and consensual manner. That Sowell might have used the BDSM community to prey on vulnerable and unsuspecting victims is abhorrent.

NCSF strongly condemns criminals who commit violence and engage in non-consensual activities. We encourage the media to remember that the large community of consenting adults who engage in BDSM activities should not be confused with Sowell's alleged crimes. We extend our deepest sympathies to the families and those in the neighborhood where Sowell lived.

Media Update - 2009-11-06

on Friday, 06 November 2009. Hits 374


WLWT

Cobra Cincinnati is not the first swingers club in the Tri-State area, but it has become one of the most controversial because of its location -- quiet New 

Media Update - 2009-11-02

on Monday, 02 November 2009. Hits 234


Washington Times - Washington, DC

At the time, as deputy attorney general, Mr. Holder boldly called for stronger enforcement of pornography and obscenity laws, saying: "Priority should be 

media-update-2009-10-28

on Wednesday, 28 October 2009. Hits 1004


Reason Online - Los Angeles,CA

Unfortunately, Romano and Zicari had the audacity to mix genres of entertainment that, while permissible on their own, are apparently not allowed to be combined. And thus they managed to achieve what not even John Waters ever accomplished: They were sent to prison for having bad taste. 

 
OneNewsNow - Tupelo,MS

"[S]pecifically to get federal and state obscenity laws enforced," he states. "The white ribbon is intended to be a symbol of community standards of decency 


WKRC TV - Cincinnati, OH

That business is a swingers club, an operation where people pay a fee to join and then can swap partners for sex. Local 12's Rich Jaffe joins us now with a 

Media Update - 2009-10-21

on Wednesday, 21 October 2009. Hits 267

Professor's lawsuit alleges cover-up, retaliation

KOB.com

Chavez posed on a sadomasochism website as "Mistress Jade" in sexually suggestive photos with at least one of her graduate students. 

Media Update - 2009-10-16

on Friday, 16 October 2009. Hits 1014


Body painting's out, but swingers can still "swing" at upstate hotel

USA Today

The Holiday Inn hotel in Grand Island, NY, became the center of controversy this week after residents learned that it's hosting a swingers convention this 
Swingers meet in the Southern Tier

WIVB - NY

There's a lot of outrage in a small southern tier community where a veterans post is doubling as a hangout for swingers. It's a very controversial lifestyle 

Kinky is NOT a Diagnosis

on Thursday, 15 October 2009. Hits 289

Help make history by signing the DSM Revision Petition now! The diagnoses in the DSM-IV-TR still subject people who practice BDSM, fetishes and cross-dressing to bias, discrimination and social sanctions without any scientific basis.

We need 3,000 signatures, but we only have 2,200 now. If you don't speak up and call on the American Psychiatric Association to adhere to empirical research when revising the diagnoses in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM V), then the Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders Work Group won't make a meaningful change.

To sign, go to: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/DSMrevisionpetition

You can make your signature anonymous on this secure petition site so it doesn't appear on the Internet or when the petition is delivered to the APA.

Petition:

            "We, the undersigned, support the American Psychiatric Association's (APA) own goal of making its Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) a scientific document, based on empirical research and devoid of cultural bias. A diagnosis of a mental disorder can have a severe adverse impact on employment opportunities, child custody determinations, an individual's well-being, and other areas of functioning. Therefore we urge the APA to remove all diagnoses that are not based upon peer-reviewed, empirical research, demonstrating distress or dysfunction, from the DSM. The APA specifically should not promote current social norms or values as a basis for clinical judgments."

To find out more about the DSM and the Paraphilias section, read the NCSF & ITCR: The Foundation for NCSF's "White Paper on the DSM Revision" at www.ncsfreedom.org

For more information, email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Help spread the word - please distribute this call for signatures!

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