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NCSF History

Hard at Work to Defend Your Rights

The National Coalition for Sexual Freedom (NCSF) was formed in 1997 by a small group led by Susan Wright under the auspices of the New York SM Activists. The goal was to fight for sexual freedom and privacy rights for all adults who engage in safe, sane and consensual behavior.

The first five organizations who joined reflected our desire to be a nationwide organization:

  • National Leather Association—International
  • Gay Male S/M Activists
  • The Eulenspiegel Society
  • Black Rose
  • Society of Janus  

Today, NCSF has over 50 Coalition Partners who elect the board that runs NCSF, and establish our goals at the annual Coalition Partners meeting. Coalition Partners are groups and businesses who serve BDSM, swing and polyamory practitioners and also support NCSF by holding an annual fundraiser. NCSF also has over 50 Supporting Members – groups and businesses that support NCSF.

Over the years, NCSF has formed alliances with other organizations that defend sexual freedom rights: Free Speech Coalition, the ACLU, American Association of Sex Educators Councilors and Therapists, Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, and the Gay and Lesbian Activist Alliance, among others.

 NCSF Timeline FINALlores s

First 5 Years: 1997-2001

1997 NCSF formed as a sexual freedom advocacy organization directed by 5 BDSM groups.

1997–2017 Launched Incident Response program to directly help people who are being discriminated against for being kinky.

1997–2017 Launched Media Outreach Project and began giving interviews to educate about BDSM, and training people to speak to the media about sex and BDSM.

1997-2017 Launched the Media Updates to track BDSM in the media and to alert constituents to write in to media outlets to correct the stereotypes.

1997-1998 Conducted a national survey on Violence and Discrimination against BDSM practitioners.

1998-2017 Assisted multiple communities throughout the U.S. related to event and venues being shut down, criminal prosecutions and pressure on hotels not to host BDSM or kink events.

1998-2017 Developed Resource Materials for individuals and groups related to child custody and job discrimination.

1998-2017 Began presenting at professional conferences: Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality; American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists; World Congress on Sexuality; Creating Change; Gay and Lesbian Medical Association.

1999 Won Pantheon’s Best Non-Profit Organization of the Year Award for 1999.

1999-2000 Lobbied to change the alcohol regulations in DC to allow BDSM and sex in venues serving alcohol.

2000-2017 Launched a national law enforcement outreach program and soon expanded it to include educational outreach programs (EOP) to educate kinky people about the law and how to run events and set up groups/clubs.

2000-2006 Filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Government regarding the constitutionality of the remaining portion of the Communications Decency Act.

Second 5 Years: 2002-2006

2002 Expanded the mission to include the Lifestyle, non-monogamy and other alternative sexuality groups.

2002-2017 Formed a legal advisory committee and legal research staff.

2002-2006 Fought a series of attacks against BDSM conferences by Concerned Women for America, American Family Association, and the American Decency Association by lobbying state officials and through a public education campaign.

2002-2006 Successfully lobbied the big hotel chains – Cendant and Intercontinental Hotels – to allow BDSM conferences to take place in their hotels.

2003-2017 Launched a line of NCSF merchandise.

2003-2017 Launched the quarterly NCSF Newsletter that contains updates on NCSF’s projects and programs.

2005-2017 Formed the NCSF Foundation, a 501(c) 3 non-profit, by acquiring the Institute for 21st Century Relationships.

2005-2016 Supported Free Speech Coalition in filing a constitutional challenge to injunction against U.S.C. 18, Section 2257 requiring websites to provide proof of age for sex-related photos.

2006-2017 Acquired the Kink Aware Professionals database and expanded it to include a wide range of professionals worldwide.

2006 Hosted a Leather Caucus at the Creating Change conference that resulted in the community-wide Consent Counts Project.

Third 5 Years: 2007-2011

2007-2017 Assumed responsibility for the community-wide Consent Counts Project.

2007-2010 Started the Sex-Positive Journalism Awards.

2008 Conducted the second Violence and Discrimination Survey and three other surveys related to alternative sexuality.

2008-2013 Launched the DSM-5 Revision Project to depathologize BDSM in the American Psychiatric Associations Diagnostic and Statistical Manual.

2008-2017 Developed a state-by-state database of assault, sexual assault and related offenses, researched all relevant case law related to BDSM and produced resource materials and educational programs for Consent Counts.

2011-2013 Developed a community-wide Consent Statement.

2011-2017 Developed social media programs and started discussion groups on FetLife.

2011-2017 Developed informational resources for victims of domestic violence, those accused of assault and for groups and individuals related to consent policies and violations.

2011 Successfully lobbied to introduce modified legislation in CA related to strangulation laws that might impact BDSM practitioners (CA SB 430).

The Fourth 5 Years: 2012-2017

2012-2016 Conducted five surveys related to alternative sexuality and consent issues.

2012-2017 Launched a Media Kit targeting reporters researching 50 Shades of Grey and BDSM.

2013 Achieved success in its DSM-5 Revision Project to depathologize BDSM in the American Psychiatric Associations’ Diagnostic and Statistical Manual.

2013-2014 Filed an Amicus Brief in an Appellate Case (U.S. vs. Miles).

2015 Launched Consent Month in September.

2015-2017 Launched the American Law Institute project to change the Model Penal Code on sexual assault and related offenses to include BDSM activities.

2016-2017 Started an outreach program to victim advocates and began giving the IPV and BDSM webinar around the world.

2016 Held a national Consent Summit in Seattle, WA.

2016-2017 Launched the Sexual Freedom Resolution and began signing on national mental health organizations, institutions and professionals.

2016-2017 Appointed regional and special NCSF Advocates who speak about NCSF.

2016-2017 Became a co-sponsor of the Journal of Positive Sexuality.

 

We Need You! 

ACT Now - Support NCSF!In the past decade, alternative sexual expression has become much more visible to the general public. As we continue to move into the streets of mainstream America, we face an increasing number of attacks against our right to freedom of sexual expression. While the battles that NCSF has waged have been successful, our resources are depleted. will continue to defend against these attacks, but the success of that fight depends on your support. You can provide that support by becoming an individual member of NCSF, volunteering to join the NCSF staff, making a donation to NCSF, or encouraging your group to become a Coalition Partner of NCSF.

 

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Tuesday, 21 July 2009 00:00

'09-'10 Board and Staff

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Monday, 06 August 2007 04:41

Current NCSF Supporting Members

616 Entertainment

Agreeable Agony

Alon Altman

Arizona Power Exchange (Phoenix, AZ)

Andrea Tanner

BDSM Writers Con (New York, NY)

BebeinStL

The Better You Institute

Beyond 50

Bill Herring LCSW, CSAT

Black Phillip

Carrie Jameson, LCPC

Charlottesville Underground Fetish Fellowship - (Charlottesville, VA)

Chicago Dungeon Rentals

Christine Cummings

CLAW (Cleveland, OH)

Club Passionne (Grand Junction, CO)

Coming Together

David Steinberg

Deborah Berman, LCSW (New York, NY)

Denis "Wodja" Flanigan, Ph.D. 

Desert Dominion, Inc. (Tucson, AZ)

The Destination (Sacramento, CA)

EastBound

Fetish Friday Indy

Folsom Street East

Fox Valley Kinky People

Goddess Cheyenne®

Harmmerfell Armory (Arlington, WA)

Home Harmonizers 

Jeff Fletcher

Jeff McCashland

Kathy G. Slaughter, MSW, LCSW

Kink Supportive Counseling

Kevin Tompkins

Kobalt

Larry "Lordlnyc" Nelson

Leathermaen's Discussion Group (San Francisco, CA)

Limits Unleashed (Landing, NJ)

Les Bon Temps

Megan Carnell

Mark W. Richards (New York, NY)

Michael Holt

Michael Temkin

Michelle Panzarella, LCSW

Mistress Natalya

Murray Schechter (New York, NY)

Nathan Kramer

National Family Civil Rights Cente

NYC Cognitive Therapy

OpulentFetish.com

Patrick Mulcahey

Perfectbound Press

Purple Passion (New York, NY)

Race Bannon (SF, CA)

Ragnarok

Randy Ingram-Lile

Riptide Publishing

Robin Reinich

Rudy Serra, Esq.

Russell Stambaugh, PhD, DST, CSSP

Sand Angel Photography

Science of BDSM

Serious Enterprises

SF Citadel (San Francisco, CA)

Sir Brian F's slave david stein

South Shore Sexual Health Center (Quincy, MA)

Southern California Leather Gathering (SCLG)

Strip and Rip Waxing Studio

Studio Kinbaku

Subsensuals

Tamara Galinsky

Tea Time with Littles and Bigs!

Theswingsite.com

Tris Esclave

Winter Fetish 

WolfishGrimm

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Scott Purcell Joins NCSF Board 

August 25, 2009 - NCSF is proud to announce the addition of a new board member, Scott Purcell. Purcell has been in the internet industry since the inception of the browser, founding Epoch Networks in 1994, one of the original 7 network firms that formed what we now call the Internet. During this time Purcell also served on the Board of the Commercial Internet Exchange and was the liaison to Congress and the FCC for the Clinton administration. Purcell has founded numerous other ventures, including OnAir Networks (music streaming), Web Biographies (life journals & family trees), Browsercast (search distribution) and Kasidie.com (swingers social network).

Purcell has appeared before Congress on numerous occasions on behalf of the internet industry and as a retained consultant for the Recording Industry Association of America.  As the founder of Kasidie.com he works with swinger clubs, party promoters, bloggers, resorts, photographers, travel agencies, and others throughout the swinger community. This includes established enterprises as well as people just starting new ventures that ask for help with promotions and sponsorships. 

"I am passionate about this lifestyle that we all lead (by "lifestyle" I refer to "adventurous sexuality", not just swinging) and believe that the NCSF can and should be a major factor in working to ensure the civil liberties on a local and larger scale basis," says Purcell. "With my business, non-profit and political experience I can contribute to this fight."

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