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The NCSF comprises two separate corporate entities, the National Coalition for Sexual Freedom and the NCSF Foundation. Although both the National Coalition for Sexual Freedom and the NCSF Foundation are part of the same overall organization, it is necessary to have two separate organizations to enable us to do the broad range of work we do. Supporters of the NCSF can choose to make a contribution to the National Coalition for Sexual Freedom, the NCSF Foundation or both. A contribution to either organization will be used to support and promote the NCSF mission. Both organizations support the NCSF's extensive education, advocacy and outreach work. However, certain important activities carried out by the NCSF cannot be supported with tax-deductible gifts. In NCSF's case this is primarily in the area of lobbying and activities that are geared to our memberships, because federal law limits the amount that a tax-exempt organization like the NCSF Foundation can spend on lobbying. As a matter of necessity, the National Coalition for Sexual Freedom engages in legislative lobbying to advance the rights of people involved in consenting alternative lifestyles. Our efforts to work for the decriminalization of SM activities and our Incident Reporting & Response Program designed to provide support for our constituencies experiencing discrimination because of their alt-sex interests are just a few examples of work that can only be funded through non-deductible membership gifts to the National Coalition for Sexual Freedom. Therefore, we strongly encourage donors interested in supporting the broad range of the NCSF's work to consider making the largest possible non-deductible gift that they can afford to the National Coalition for Sexual Freedom. Donors who wish to make a tax-deductible gift can do so by contributing to the NCSF Foundation. Many donors choose to make membership gifts in support of the National Coalition for Sexual Freedom as well as tax-deductible gifts to the NCSF Foundation. Make a non-deductible membership gift or donation in support of the NCSF's litigation, education constituent services and lobbying efforts. Make a tax-deductible donation to support outreach and public education work If you'd like more information about tax-deductible contributions, please contact us via This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or by phone at (410) 539-4824.
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NCSF Media Updates are a sampling of recent stories printed in US newspapers, magazines, and selected websites containing significant mention of BDSM-leather-fetish, polyamory, or swing issues and topics. These stories may be positive, negative, accurate, inaccurate or anywhere in between.
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NCSF Resource Library

  The National Coalition for Sexual Freedom has compiled a wide array of educational and informational materials on a variety of topics. We've organized them all here in our Resource Library for the public.
The law is interpreted – sometimes to our favor, and sometimes not.  For example, while the NCSF firmly believes that consensual SM activity between adults is legal, there are those that have a differing opinion and will intentionally interpret the law in an unfavorable way.  Therefore, it is extremely important for the SM- Leather-Fetish communities to have an understanding of the laws that may affect us.  The National Coalition for Sexual Freedom has been fighting for your rights for the past 14 years, and we are changing the way society views kinky people.    NCSF has taken the lead in two vital projects:   Our DSM Revision Project has successfully lobbied the American Psychiatric Association, resulting in their proposal to depathologize BDSM in the next Diagnostic & Statistics Manual.  NCSF also took over leadership in the nationwide Consent Counts project, working to decriminalize  BDSM and create a database of relevant state laws.  
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The National Coalition for Sexual Freedom (NCSF)’s Incident Response (IR) Program uses three primary criteria for taking a case: The issue must openly, directly, and specifically relate to BDSM, swing or poly activities between consenting adults; in other words, the problems you face must relate to or be caused from your involvement in BDSM, swing or poly without question. The issue must be one whose outcome or precedent could affect not just the individual filing the complaint, but potentially a significant number of people with the same, or similar, problem. The incident needs to have a reasonable chance of a successful resolution: usually indicating that the individual filling has not also been found guilty of a crime other than behaviors currently considered illegal relating to BDSM, swing or poly.    If you meet the above criteria file a INCIDENT RESPONSE (click hear). You may also file a report by calling (410)539-4824   If otherwise, you may make a general contact with the NCSF by clicking hear  
To better allow the NCSF to work with you, please choose from the list below and you will be directed to the correct page. FILE AN INCIDENT RESPONSE (IR)   MAKE A KINK AWARE PROFESSIONAL LISTING   GENERAL CONTACT TO THE NCSF   JOIN THE NCSF   DONATE TO THE NCSF   
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Nitke vs. John Ashcroft, Attorney General of The United States of America WHO: The National Coalition for Sexual Freedom (NCSF), a national organization committed to protecting freedom of sexual expression among consenting adults (Plaintiffs). Barbara Nitke, a New York City artist, has been exploring issues of sexual relationship and desire through photography since 1982. On the faculty of the School of Visual Arts in New York, Nitke is the owner and operator of http://www.barbaranitke.com/ , a Web site showcasing and retailing her artwork (Plaintiff). John Ashcroft, Attorney General of the United States of America, responsible for enforcing the federal Communications Decency Act (CDA), which regulates obscene speech on the Internet (Defendants). WHAT: On December 11, 2001, the NCSF filed its lawsuit in New York City's federal court. This historic lawsuit against The United States of America challenges the constitutionality of the CDA's obscenity statutes on the grounds that they violate the free speech of Internet content providers and inhibit the discussion of sexual issues on the Internet among consenting adults. The attorney for the case is John Wirenius, author of First Amendment, First Principles: Verbal Acts and Freedom of Speech (Holmes & Meier Publishers, Inc., 2000) WHY: In 1997, the Supreme Court struck down part of the CDA, which allowed for prosecution of Internet sites that were "unfit for children." However, the Court left in place the statutes deeming that sexually-oriented material that is "patently offensive under local community standards" is not protected by the First Amendment unless its author can prove its "redeeming social value." HOW YOU CAN SUPPORT FREE SPEECH ON THE INTERNET: Support free speech and civil liberties by helping NCSF with this landmark lawsuit. Sign on to the omnibus amicus brief, or liaise with our legal team on an independent brief. By signing our letter, you can also join our growing list of supporters. You can donate to the NCSF's Free Speech Fund by writing to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it For more information email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call: General number: (202) 955-0040 Media hotline number: (202) 955-0041
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Because your sexual expression...
  • Can result in discrimination, prosecution, and even violence against you
  • Can cause you to lose your children
  • Can cause you to lose your job or your income
  • Can lead you into a maze of antiquated laws and regulations you never even knew existed
  • Is arbitrarily criminalized by state and local authorities
  • Is used by the radical right to marginalize minority groups
  • Can result in the invasion of your privacy by the government, both within your own home or in educational, social and group environments 

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    • Work to change antiquated laws
    • Work to change the social climate about sexual issues
    • Promote acceptance of safe, sane, and consensual alternative sexual practices among consenting adults
    • Oppose censorship of consensual sexual expression
    • Fight for freedom of academic expression about sexual issues
    • Help communities and individuals facing the threat of prosecution or legal action
    • Support the right of adults to express their sexuality, gender identity and orientation freely and openly without fear
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