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NCSF VIP CHARITY RECEPTION

on Friday, 01 February 2019. Posted in Front Page Headline, NCSF News

WHEN:               Friday, February 15, 2019 (6:00 PM - 8:00 PM)

Location:             Host Hotel, Suite 1518, Washington DC

Sponsors:          The DC Sub Club and DC Dommes

  • Join us for a Fun-Filled Meet and Mingle with well-known Dommes and Scene Celebrities
  • Great place for new and old scene folk to mix and share ideas
  • Hors d’oeuvres, beverages, wine, beer, dancing + General Naughtiness
  • Discuss the state of Sexual Freedom issues with NCSF experts

NCSF VIP Reception Charity Tickets:

Cost: $50 /person (limited availability)

All proceeds benefit the NCSF Foundation and are tax deductible

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SouthEast Consent Summit

on Saturday, 26 January 2019. Posted in Front Page Headline, NCSF News

SouthEast Consent Summit on February 23-24, 2019 in Orlando, Florida. www.consentsummit.info

Flyer NickieFuentes

 

 

Incident Reporting & Response – 4th Quarter 2018 report

on Tuesday, 15 January 2019. Posted in Front Page Headline, NCSF News

By Susan Wright, Director of IRR 

 

NCSF’s Incident Reporting & Response received 54 reports & requests for assistance from individuals, groups and businesses in October, November and December, 2018. That is down from 62 in the 3rd Quarter, 76 in the 2nd Quarter, and 87 in the 1st Quarter of 2018.

279 reports and requests for help were received by NCSF in 2018. This is a significant increase compared to previous years:
• 170 requests in 2017
• 109 requests in 2016
• 198 requests in 2015
• 184 requests in 2014

NCSF maintains the confidentiality of those who come to us for help, however we balance that need with the need to report the services we are providing and to provide the community with a record of where the need is the greatest.

Here is a breakdown of the cases we dealt with in the 4th Quarter of 2018:

Groups

20 groups needed assistance, similar to the 19 groups in the 3rd Quarter of 2018:

• 6 groups were asking about presenters/organizers or reporting they had banned someone
• 4 groups needed assistance with incorporation, by-laws or dealing with members
• 3 groups asked for resources on dealing with consent incident
• 2 groups reported discrimination when their hotel broke their contract and when a bank suspended their account
• 2 groups needed resources and sex-positive attorney lists for their members
• 1 group asked for resources after being sued for defamation by a former member
• 1 person needed assistance resolving a consent incident with their group
• 1 person protested being banned by a group

Criminal

There were 16 requests for resources and information involving criminal legal matters, down from 22 requests in the 3rd Quarter:

• 9 of those requests came from people who reported an assault, sexual assault, stalking, sexual harassment, or were requests to educate prosecutors about consensual BDSM practices.
• 5 people requested resources and referrals for attorneys to assist in defending themselves against accusations of domestic violence, assault or involving their appeal or parole.
• 2 sex-positive business-owners needed help reporting crimes to the police after former employees embezzled and blackmailed them.

Professional

There were 7 requests by professionals or for referrals to kink and polyamory aware professionals compared to 2 in the 3rd Quarter of 2018:

• 4 people needed referrals to kink and polyamory aware health professionals
• 3 professionals needed resources or asked for a review of their writing

Civil

6 requests, compared to 8 requests in the 3rd Quarter of 2018:

• 2 involved Title IX issues for educators who discussed sex positive issues including BDSM
• 2 people reported being outed, one to work, and the other by their therapist
• 2 people needed attorneys to deal with civil legal matters.

Child Custody

There were 5 requests for resources and referrals for family court attorneys, down from 11 in the 3rd Quarter of 2018:

• 3 involved parents in polyamorous relationships
• 2 involved parents who practice BDSM

NCSF Thanks! – 4th Quarter Donation Report

on Monday, 14 January 2019. Posted in Front Page Headline, NCSF News

NCSF thanks Kinky Kollege Homecoming and Leather SINS, an NCSF Coalition Partner, for donating $10,000 to NCSF at their conference in October!

 

Dark Odyssey partnered with NCSF at Surrender again this year to raise $6,411 for charity, including $2,337 for NCSF with $300 dedicated for our Consent Summits. A total of $2,037 was raised for the Woodhull Freedom Foundation’s (www.woodhullfoundation.org) FOSTA lawsuit and $2,037 for TransThrive (www.transthrive.org), a San Francisco organization providing medical services for transgendered youth. 

 

Thank you to Jaiya, a NCSF Coalition Partner, for donating $465 to the NCSF Foundation in October and $435 in November and $400 in December for a total of $1,700.

 

Thank you to Extreme Restraints, a NCSF Coalition Partner, for donating $1,500, a portion of which was raised on Giving Tuesday by sending out an article, Seduce with Consent.

 

Thank you to InnThrall, Seattle’s kinky B&B, for donating $1,000 to NCSF raised at their annual New Year’s Eve party as their Coalition Partner fundraiser.

 

Thank you to Arizona Power Exchange, a NCSF Coalition Partner, for donating $740 from their October Bash, an annual event open to everyone to learn about consent, positive culture and diversity. NCSF is proud to partner with APEX in sponsoring Consent Month in September!

 

NCSF thanks James Dunyak, NCSF’s New England Advocate, for donating $600 to the NCSF Foundation this quarter, with a total of $1,600 donated this year!

 

NCSF Thanks Pup Bandit Productions and Mr. San Diego Leather Doriam for raising $450 for NCSF at A Night of Fantasies.

 

NCSF thanks The Red Chair for donating $302 as their annual Coalition Partner fundraiser in December.

 

Thank you to Anita Hoffer for donating $200 to NCSF in December.

 

NCSF Thanks Joseph & Mercedes Callahan for donating $200 to NCSF in December.

 

Thank you to the DC Sub Club, an NCSF Coalition Partner, for donating $200 in January as their annual CP fundraiers.

 

NCSF thanks David K. Igasaki for donating $100 to the NCSF Foundation in October.

 

Thank you to MasT Boise for donating $90 as their annual Coalition Partner fundraiser in December.

Slixa Essay Contest - $10,000 for best essay about impacts from FOSTA/SESTA

on Sunday, 06 January 2019. Posted in Front Page Headline, NCSF News

Slixa, a leading online directory for adult entertainment services, is launching its first-ever $10,000 Essay Contest that will focus on sex and adult industry workers’ personal experiences eight months after the controversial FOSTA/SESTA "sex trafficking" bill became law.

The divisive legislation package that bills itself as a protective measure against victims of the sex trade has inadvertently created complications for the livelihoods of an entire community of legitimate industry professionals.

“With this essay contest, our goal is to learn more about the legal and political residual effects of FOSTA/SESTA on businesses at large and for providers personally,” said Slixa spokesperson Lee Jennings, “while also supporting and helping improve the collective lives of a community that is increasingly and alarmingly under fire.”

The contest, which opens on December 14 and runs to January 14, 2019 (Midnight EST) is open to active or previous industry service providers who can write a comprehensive, well-researched, in-depth essay between 1,500 and 2,200 words, analyzing the impact of FOSTA/SESTA, previously unpublished and written in English. One submission allowed per person.

The winning essay will be announced February 4 and published on Slixa.com with author credit (including a cash prize of $2,500, as well as $2,500 to donate to the service provider advocacy organization of the author’s choice). The First Runner-Up will receive $1,500, with a $1,500 donation, while the Second Runner-Up will earn a cash prize of $1,000, with a $1,000 donation to the essayist’s chosen charitable organization.

“We chose to hold the contest in December, as we would also like to take the opportunity to draw attention to the International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers that falls on December 17, as well as the advocacy/charity groups that support the community,” added Jennings.

NCSF Annual Meeting

on Thursday, 27 December 2018. Posted in Front Page Headline, NCSF News

Come to Portland for NCSF’s Annual Meeting of our Coalition Partners in 2019!

March 2nd & 3rd
9 AM – 5 PM on Saturday and 9:30 AM - Noon on Sunday
@ Ramada Portland Airport, 6221 NE 82nd Ave, Portland, OR 97220

To make a room reservation, call 503-255-6511
Ask for the "corporate rate" for $64 per night

The meeting will be available via video conferencing. Please RSVP to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to receive the details if you’d like to participate online.

The year-end reports on NCSF programs, the budget and financials, and our goals for the year are discussed and approved by Coalition Partner representatives. Along with the Board Members, NCSF Advocates and Staff, the meeting is open to all members of NCSF and its member organizations.

The Board Members are also elected at the Annual Meeting. If you would like to run for the NCSF Board, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to submit a bio or get more information. NCSF has a working board with each Board Member taking responsibility for a project or program for NCSF.

NCSF will be going to events throughout the weekend in Portland, so please contact us to find out more.

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Action Alert!

on Friday, 21 December 2018. Posted in Front Page Headline, NCSF News

The 'End Banking for Human Traffickers Act' will possibly restrict banking for anyone engaged in sex work, similar to the effects of FOSTA/SESTA on websites.
 
There is an active campaign to fight this bill.
 
If you want your legislators to listen, send a fax, email or phone call. This site will send a fax or letter for you:
 

 

First Congress Took Sex Workers’ Websites. Now It’s Coming for Their Bank Accounts.
Lawmakers’ latest attempt to fight human trafficking could end up hurting voluntary sex workers.

Huffington Post

“What a lot of organizers are worried about is how these broad anti-trafficking initiatives are often applied in a targeted manner that hurts more vulnerable people rather than helps them,” Liara Roux, a sex worker and producer of independent adult media, told HuffPost. “If this bill is passed in a climate where sex work is so stigmatized that no distinction is made between a trafficked individual and someone who is just trying to survive, you’re just as likely to see vulnerable people’s bank accounts closed as actual traffickers caught.”

Below is a Sample letter you can send to your Senators through Tribunus:

Like FOSTA/SESTA, this bill will have virtually No effect on stopping sex trafficking. But it will have a very real effect on people who engage in consensual, in some places completely legal, sex work. Even law enforcement has voiced their negative stance regarding these types of laws which do nothing to actually prevent sex trafficking.

This morality-based effort bears little weight against the experience of persons who have been trafficked. Why don't you ask the sex worker outreach programs what they actually need to help people who want to escape non-consensual sex work? Or the investigators who fight these criminals? Or the sex workers who are being harmed by these laws? They will tell you that conflating sex work with sex trafficking is not the way to help people who are sex trafficked.

End of the Year Giving - Support NCSF!

on Tuesday, 18 December 2018. Posted in Front Page Headline, NCSF News

Happy Holidays! Thank you to everyone who donated and supported NCSF this year. Your donations have helped NCSF assist almost 300 people, groups and businesses, as requests for dealing with discrimination and persecution have nearly tripled this year compared to 2016.

Your donations also help NCSF educate professionals about kink and nonmonogamy, and maintain our free Kink Aware Professionals database.

Please donate to the Institute for 21st Century Relationships (the NCSF Foundation) and receive a tax deduction letter - https://nationalcoalitionforsexualfreedom.wildapricot.org/Donate

And thank you to everyone who held a Facebook fundraiser for NCSF this year! This is a custom link for you to create and share your own Facebook fundraiser for NCSF - https://www.facebook.com/fund/NCSFreedom/

NCSF is a coalition of over 130 groups and businesses, along with dozens of professionals and dedicated activists working together for change. Every penny you donate goes directly to our advocacy efforts!

We know there are many worthy causes, but we hope you'll consider supporting NCSF, as we fight for the rights of kinky and nonmonogamous people and their communities.

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