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Media Update - 2009-11-13

on Friday, 13 November 2009. Hits 758


Seattle University Spectator

Seattle, WA

The group was originally conceived as a safe space for the adult BDSM (bondage, discipline, sadism and masochism) community, but according to Gabosch, 


Buffalo News

The doors are swinging open for “Entice the Falls,” an annual swingers convention billed as “Four Days of Wicked Temptation.” There is a predictable cry of 

Special Media Update - 2009-11-11

on Wednesday, 11 November 2009. Hits 1414

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The following Media Update concerns the leather community's own Jack Rinella, who is running as a Democratic for a seat as a Delegate in the Illinois statehouse. He is running under his real name, Joe Laiacona, however he has been out about his writings as Jack Rinella. He has published LeatherViews for Gay Chicago magazine for the past 17 years and has written numerous BDSM books including the Master's Manual. His websites are: www.friendsforjoelaiacona.org and www.leatherviews.com

Joe Laiacona takes on Deb Mell

Windy City Times

Joe Laiacona is taking on incumbent state Rep. Deb Mell in what is shaping up to a very intriguing race in the state's 40th District. Does Laiacona realize the magnitude of the task before him? Absolutely. Is he intimidated? Hardly.

In a talk with Windy City Times, the openly gay Laiacona—who teaches at Columbia College and is an amateur genealogist—discussed his platform, Mell's interview with this publication and his reason for not being more "out" on his campaign Web site. ...

To read the rest of this article, go to: http://www.windycitymediagroup.com/gay/lesbian/news/ARTICLE.php?AID=23220

Change of Subject: On second thought....

Chicago Tribune

When I wrote last week that sexual orientation is unlikely to be an issue in the upcoming Democratic primary race on the Northwest Side between incumbent Rep. Deb Mell and challenger Joe Laiacona (they're both gay, a first at this level of politics in Illinois) I did so having not pursued a tiny clue buried in the Windy City Times interview with Laiacona: that he formerly wrote a column under the pen name "Jack Rinella" for Gay Chicago Magazine. 

Capitol Fax publisher Rich Miller called my attention to a brief article from the Windy City TImes in June noting: "Laiacona—who wrote the column "Leather Views" for Gay Chicago magazine for many years under the name Jack Rinella...is also on the board of directors of the Leather Leadership Conference, Inc." 

To read the rest of this article, go to: http://blogs.chicagotribune.com/news_columnists_ezorn/2009/10/on-second-thought.html

Rep. Deb Mell may be off re-election ballot

Chicago Tribune

Another big piece of bad news is hitting Chicago's Mell/Blagojevich political clan.

Northwest Side State Rep. Deb Mell may have screwed up her nominating petitions, with a real risk that she'll be knocked off the February Democratic primary ballot.

A challenge filed Monday afternoon by an attorney for Joseph Laiacona, the only other remaining candidate in the 40th District race, contends that Ms. Mell is not registered to vote at her apparently new address. By law, all candidates are supposed to be registered at the address they use for their nominating petitions. 

To read the rest of this article, go to: http://blogs.chicagotribune.com/news_columnists_ezorn/

Media Update - 2009-11-08

on Sunday, 08 November 2009. Hits 787


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 1083

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 - 2009-10-14

on Wednesday, 14 October 2009. Hits 1729

Supreme Court to hear case about 'sex slave' website

CNN.com – Washington DC

The Supreme Court will delve into the shadowy world of sadomasochism next year as it looks into the case of a sex trafficker, known as the "S&M Svengali," whose criminal conviction had been set aside.

Top Court to Review S&M Sex Trafficking Case

Leagle, Inc.

During these visits, Marcus engaged in BDSM activities with Jodi and Joanna, and sometimes other women. These activities included branding Jodi,

Grand Island Holiday Inn Books Swingers Convention

WBFO

A pastor says they have learned it is a swingers convention for couples. Click the audio player above to hear Eileen Buckley's full story now or use your

Swingers Go Wild for Bill Plympton

Willamette Week

Not that “swingers” are unsavory either. Am I digging myself a hole here? I will admit, I was a little nervous when I walked into the club, 

Media Update - 2009-10-08

on Thursday, 08 October 2009. Hits 804

City spanks Power Exchange

San Francisco Bay Guardian - San Francisco,CA,USA

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


Sex club spanked with lawsuit from patron injured during bondage play

SF Weekly - San Francisco,CA,USA

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


 

Media Update - 2009-10-01

on Thursday, 01 October 2009. Hits 742

The Student Sex Column Movement

The Nation. - New York,NY,USA

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

NCSF Condemns the Atlanta Police Department

on Wednesday, 16 September 2009. Hits 1101

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

National Coalition for Sexual Freedom

NCSF Condemns the Atlanta Police Department's Raid on the Eagle

September 15, 2009 - On September 10th, the Atlanta Eagle was raided by local police who used excessive force and voiced anti-gay slurs while handcuffing 62 patrons and 8 employees, forcing them to lie face-down on the floor for over an hour. The strong use of force included the presence of the "Red Dog unit" which typically deals with crimes such as gang violence.

Atlanta Police Chief Richard Pennington held a press conference yesterday afternoon stating that the gay leather bar was raided because of anonymous complaints that came through the mayor's office. One undercover officer stated in a September 11th report following the raid that it was the "conclusion of a several week investigation involving indecency and the club was providing adult entertainment without the proper permits to do so."

"It's a clear violation of the civil rights of those who were detained without cause," says Susan Wright, NCSF Spokesperson. "Instead of making an arrest at the time of the alleged offense, the Atlanta vice squad spent many hundreds of thousands of dollars in taxpayer's money to raid the gay leather bar and persecute Atlanta citizens."

NCSF demands a full probe into the alleged misconduct and the allocation of resources by the Atlanta police department. NCSF also joins state and local representatives in urging anyone present the night of the arrests to step forward and file a formal complaint. Please contact NCSF for additional assistance to ensure that this matter is investigated in an open process.

A rally on Sunday at the Eagle drew a large presence in support of the victims by the LGBT community. Another rally is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, September 19, 2009.

National Coalition for Sexual Freedom (NCSF)

The National Coalition for Sexual Freedom is committed to creating a political, legal, and social environment in the United States that advances the equal rights of consenting adults who practice forms of alternative sexual and relationship expression. NCSF advances the rights and advocates for consenting adults in the SM-Leather-Fetish, swing, and polyamory communities. We pursue our vision through direct services, education, advocacy, and outreach in conjunction with our partner organizations to directly benefit these communities.

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