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Judge OKs Law Requiring Pornographers to Keep Age Records

on Friday, 30 July 2010. Hits 290

Judge OKs Law Requiring Pornographers to Keep Age Records

The Legal Intelligencer (Law.com)

A federal judge has refused to strike down recent amendments to the federal Child Protection and Obscenity Enforcement Act that require photographers and filmmakers -- both professional and amateur -- to maintain records that verify the age and identity of anyone depicted in a sexually explicit film or photograph....In doing so, Baylson rejected the plaintiffs' claim that the record-keeping requirements are overbroad because they apply to "all expression containing sexual imagery -- no matter how fleeting, no matter how artistic or valuable as political commentary or journalistic documentary, no matter how clear it is that the persons depicted are middle-aged adults."

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The Trial of John Stagliano

on Tuesday, 13 July 2010. Hits 324

The Trial of John Stagliano

Reason Magazine

But none of this history explains the prosecution of John Stagliano in 2010 for making movies with consenting adults and selling them to other consenting adults. When did his business suddenly become criminal? Why has the power and majesty of the United States government, the financial and personnel resources of the FBI, all joined forces now to try and send Stagliano to prison?

Feminist Constance Penley on Porn, Obscenity, and John Stagliano

Reason TV

(Video) Penley specializes in film history and theory, feminist theory, and cultural studies. She is especially well-known on campus for her controversial classes on pornography, where she analyzes the ways in which blue movies play with moral and social taboos.



Media Update - 2010-04-16

on Friday, 16 April 2010. Hits 181

A Local Couple Says Their 'open Lifestyle' Helps Keep Their Marriage Strong

NewOrleans.Com

Swingers are couples who lead an 'open lifestyle' and sleep with other people. The topic of 'relations' outside of marriage has been a hot one, 

OKC Man with Sexual Contract with Girlfriend Faces Domestic Violence Charges

News 9

An Oklahoma City man, who admitted to engaging in an alternative sexual lifestyle, faces kidnapping and domestic violence charges. Richard Wise's girlfriend, who he also admitted to having a written sexual contract with, went to the hospital with a black eye in February.


Alejandro Bulaevsky, Promising NY Designer, Found Dead in Latex Body Suit, Mask

CBS News

New York City cops have a mystery on their hands with the death of Alejandro Bulaevsky, a  young lighting designer found dead on the floor of his posh Manhattan apartment, with his hands bound behind him and his body encased in a latex suit and mask. 

What If Sandra Bullock's Marriage Were More Like Mo'Nique's?

E-Online Counterpunch

 A couple of weeks ago, if you could have bet money on which Oscar-winning actress's union was built to last, would you have gone with the one whose husband fought back tears during his wife's acceptance speech, or the one who talked up open marriage to Barbara Walters?

Special Media Update - 2009-11-11

on Wednesday, 11 November 2009. Hits 1019

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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/

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