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Cloudflare: FOSTA Was a 'Very Bad Bill' That's Left the Internet's Infrastructure Hanging

on Sunday, 22 April 2018. Posted in Front Page Headline, Media Updates

Motherboard “[Terminating service to Switter] is related to our attempts to understand FOSTA, which is a very bad law and a very dangerous precedent,” he told me in a phone conversation. “We have been traditionally very open about what we do and our roles as an internet infrastructure company, and the steps we take to both comply with the law and our legal obligations—but also provide security and protection, let the internet flourish and support our goals of building a better internet.”

Smallville Star Allison Mack Arrested and Charged With Sex Trafficking

on Saturday, 21 April 2018. Posted in Front Page Headline, Media Updates

E News

Mack has been accused of recruiting slaves by telling them they were joining a women-only organization that would empower them. She allegedly required her slaves to engage in sexual activity with Raniere in exchange for money or other benefits. If the alleged slaves did not participate, it was thought that damaging information about them and their families and friends would be released. According to court documents, Mack's alleged behavior took place approximately between February 2016 and February 2017.

D. “Choc Trei” Henderson appointed as an NCSF Board Member

on Thursday, 19 April 2018. Posted in Front Page Headline, NCSF News

The Board of Directors of the National Coalition for Sexual Freedom is pleased to announce the appointment of D. “Choc Trei” Henderson as an NCSF Board Member for a one year term. Choc has been active with NCSF in representing our Coalition Partner, 1st Capital Finance, and heading up the NCSF Southern Advocates team, The House of Trei.

During NCSF’s Anniversary weekend in Atlanta, Choc participated in the NCSF Annual Meeting and co-presented a workshop at LLC called Liberation is Felt, Seen and Heard, conceptualized by Ruby B. Johnson and co-presented by Aida Mandulay.

The House of Trei also set up a refreshing midday break during the NCSF Annual Meeting and donated lunch for all of the participants. In addition, NCSF Board Members were very pleased to accept a $1,240 check from the 1st Capital Finance’s annual Coalition Partner fundraiser on March 3rd that was co-produced by Dale Maddox, Ms. Atlanta Eagle 2017, and Kae Trei at the Atlanta Eagle.

NCSF is grateful to have the advice and energy provided by Choc throughout the coming year. Please support her by getting involved in her Southeast Regional planning!!

Choc pic

Students, business people unpack the 'safe, sane and consensual' world of BDSM

on Thursday, 19 April 2018. Posted in Front Page Headline, Media Updates

The Vermilion “You can try yourself,” Menard added, “but the time required to understand BDSM can be greatly lessened by getting involved with the community. “It’s like Ollivander's, the wand shop in ‘Harry Potter:’ you gotta find the right one,” David said of the various leather and BDSM related items. “I hope that people who are interested in kinks take the time to find resources that will take that journey along,” Menard said.

17 DOs and DON'Ts of Open Relationships

on Wednesday, 18 April 2018. Posted in Front Page Headline, Media Updates

The Advocate I used to live in a large house with three gay men. They were a triad, a “throuple.” I was the guy upstairs. When one of them got cancer, none of us knew how to proceed. Do I stay? Do we fight? Do we simply live? Do we make plans? Do we stop making plans? In his last weeks, his partners grew quiet, ready. No one is ready when this happens, and no one deserves it. But there is one essential payoff: Cancer reveals, from life’s myriad connections, the ones that matter most. Like sifting gold out of dirt, pain reveals which loves are real. Theirs was.

What Facebook should fear most isn’t future regulation—it’s what’s already here

on Wednesday, 18 April 2018. Posted in Front Page Headline, Media Updates

Quartz

The new 230 restrictions, however, will not only affect sex sites. “The newly enacted law holds all internet services accountable for some portion of user content,” Goldman says. “And because internet services can’t figure out which content complies and which doesn’t, the law is actually regulating everything.” Without adequate AI tools or enough people to review content, the law is forcing all websites into self-censorship. “That is why it is so pernicious,” Goldman added. He predicts smaller websites will either go out of business or never start up.

Northwest Region Community Wide Consent Summit Survey

on Monday, 16 April 2018. Posted in Front Page Headline, NCSF News

The National Coalition for Sexual Freedom and several Portland based community partners are exploring hosting a Consent Summit for the Northwest Region in Portland, OR. Your feedback is invaluable as we begin our planning process. Your responses are confidential and will be used exclusively for the purposes of developing this summit. If you live in the Northwest, please take a few minutes to fill out this online survey.

 

This is a community-based survey, not an NCSF survey:
https://goo.gl/forms/msxBKg1wSuWFyLKp1

 

Please direct any questions to Judy Guerin, NCSF Consent Counts Director, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Love All: The Art Of Polyamory

on Sunday, 15 April 2018. Posted in Front Page Headline, Media Updates

Vogue UK

Proper polyamory involves a lot of fiercely honest negotiations and tenderness for all concerned. I recently attended a conference where I fell into conversation with a married African-American arts practitioner from New York who professed himself polyamorous. We discussed the fact that a strong, long-lived partnership can often accommodate a lover better than lies, scorn or unkindness – provided a couple’s soul-bond is not threatened. I said I wasn’t sure about the term polyamory, which smacks too much of a formal movement to me – something you sign up to, like Scientology or the Lib Dems. My own sense of the matter was that quite a few couples in my circle had quietly evolved to a place where they could accommodate the occasional negotiated exception. “Say that again,” said my new artist friend, turning the phrase over. “Negotiated exceptions. Yeah, I like that.” I told him about two friends who got hitched in their forties, after previous marriages. They agreed early on that the chances of them being faithful “till death do us part” were negligible, so made a pact that if either ever felt tempted to stray they’d announce it at once. A decade later the wife started a side relationship with one of her spouse’s closest friends, which ran for several years. Meanwhile, neighbours and family had no clue. As the wife said to me, “You don’t open up about this sort of thing when you live in a village and do the flowers at your parish church. Devon isn’t Soho.”

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