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Pride, Patriotism stolen from KCK front porch

on Wednesday, 03 July 2019. Posted in Front Page Headline, Media Updates

KCTV News

“I love seeing them love each other,” Brooke said. “CJ loves seeing me and Brandi love each other. And Brandi loves seeing me and CJ love each other. We all love, love and it’s infinite.”

19 07 04

Japanese Bondage Shibari Is The Oldest New Kink On Instagram

on Tuesday, 02 July 2019. Posted in Front Page Headline, Media Updates

Unilad

Shibari is an intricate form of Japanese erotic bondage in which men and women are tied and suspended by ropes. While it’s often practiced by those who consider it to be a fetish, it can also be used to both stimulate and relax the mind.

19 07 02

"I felt dissatisfied in my marriage. So I suggested we introduce polyamory."

on Tuesday, 02 July 2019. Posted in Front Page Headline, Media Updates

Mamma Mia

"It’s this part of polyamory that I find most fascinating, most liberating - while I do not know how I’ll feel as our comfort zone of each other expands to fold in other people, I do know that I have the tools for dealing with those feelings in a healthy way. Instead of falling prey to societal conditioning, I am looking at the vastness of my internal world and asking the hard questions. Why does this make you sad? What are you afraid of? Is this really how you feel? What’s underneath that feeling?"

 19 07 01 1

NCSF Thanks! 2nd Quarter Donation Report

on Tuesday, 02 July 2019. Posted in Front Page Headline, NCSF News

NCSF thanks Winter Fire Dark Odyssey for raising a total of $14,416 for charitable causes. $6,550 was raised at NCSF’s Annual Reception and an additional $7,866 was raised for three beneficiaries—NCSF, Network La/Red and the Baltimore Transgender Alliance.

 

NCSF thanks J. Tebias, NCSF Board Member, for donating $1,685 to NCSF raised at his Taco’s & Tequila fundraiser by Bulge.

 

NCSF thanks Jaiya, an NCSF Coalition Partner, for donating $1,435 to the NCSF Foundation during the second quarter of 2019!

 

NCSF thanks James Dunyak, NCSF’s New England Advocate, for donating $600 to the NCSF Foundation from April-June, 2019!

 

Thank you to Dark Odyssey Events for donating $500 in June to support our Northwest Consent Summit happening on October 5th and 6th in Portland, OR.

 

Thank you to the Cavaliers Leather & Levi Club, a Coalition Partner of NCSF, for donating $400 in June as their CP fundraiser.

 

NCSF thanks Pittsburgh Bridge, an NCSF Coalition Partner, for donating $192 in June as their CP fundraiser with funds raised via silent auction at Spring Fever 2019.

 

Thank you to Off the Cuffs Podcast, an NCSF Coalition Partner, for donating $203 through their Facebook Birthday Fundraiser in April.

 

NCSF thanks Manifest4U for donating $100 on April 4th to support our SouthEast Consent Summit.

 

NCSF thanks David K. Igasaki for donating $100 to the NCSF Foundation while attending International Mr. Leather in May.

 

Also a big Thank You to all of our donors who prefer to remain anonymous!

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Incident Reporting & Response – 2nd Quarter 2019 Report

on Tuesday, 02 July 2019. Posted in Front Page Headline, NCSF News

By Susan Wright, Director of IRR

 

NCSF’s Incident Reporting & Response received 43 reports & requests for assistance from individuals, groups and businesses in April, May and June 2019. This is similar to the 41 requests received in the 1st Quarter of 2019. 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 2nd Quarter of 2019:

 

Groups

13 groups or people dealing with groups requested resources, almost half the number in the 1st Quarter of 2019:

  • 3 groups were dealing with incorporation and zoning
  • 2 groups were dealing with a media incident
  • 2 groups were asking about presenters/organizers or reporting they had banned someone
  • 2 groups asked for resources on dealing with a consent incident or proactively creating a consent policy
  • 1 group was raided by law enforcement during an Age Play party
  • 1 group was dealing with a possible subpoena for membership
  • 1 person asked about how to deal with being banned by a group
  • 1 person reported being outed by their group that banned them

Professional

There were 10 requests by professionals or for referrals to kink and polyamory aware professionals, similar to the 1st Quarter of 2019:

  • 4 people needed referrals to kink and polyamory aware professionals
  • 4 professionals needed resources, research, stats and the definition of BDSM
  • 2 kink educators wanted to know about possible liability risks

Civil

There were 9 requests, twice as many as in the 1st Quarter of 2019:

  • 2 people needed attorneys for incorporating a new club or foundation
  • 2 sex workers were threatened with doxing or outing
  • 2 sex workers needed attorney or insurance referrals
  • 1 transgender polyamorous person has an HOA that says that their two partners can't live with them
  • 1 teacher was fired for doing BDSM with former student
  • 1 person asked about how to ask for a welfare check for a transgender person

Criminal

There were 5 requests for resources and information involving criminal legal matters, compared to 3 in the 1st Quarter of 2019: 

  • 3 people requested resources and referrals for attorneys to assist in defending themselves against criminal accusations of obstructing an officer or needed an expert witness to explain Age Play or Breath Play
  • 2 requests came from people who reported a sexual assault or death threats

Child Custody

There were 6 requests for resources and referrals for family court attorneys, compared to 2 in the 1st Quarter of 2019:

  • 4 involved kink (1 involved Age Play)
  • 2 involved kink and nonmonogamy

 

Supporting Members

Vlogger Khadeen Ellis Weighs In On Open Marriages & Polyamory In The Black Community

on Sunday, 30 June 2019. Posted in Front Page Headline, Media Updates

Style

"If it works for you and your spouse, or your partner, so be it. I think the biggest issue with relationships is having the outside noise that drowns what it is you two have decided on. If this is what you two decided on, because it works for the both of you, and it makes you happy, do it."

19 06 30

RESISTING FASCISM MEANS RESISTING THE GENTRIFICATION OF POLITICS

on Saturday, 29 June 2019. Posted in Front Page Headline, Media Updates

Pacific Standard

Who decides what a group of queer individuals should look like? How do other queers intuit what is "appropriate" and what is not? Matthew J. Phillips, a writer and literature professor, saw the danger in those tweets above: "To argue—falsely—that [seeing BDSM gear] is a violation of your consent is to argue that the public sphere must be policed and certain expressions of behavior and sexuality excluded," Phillips wrote. The argument in favor of respectability politics at Pride events is quintessential, Phillips says, of the "cis-hetero-patriarchy"—a powerful social apparatus that legislates what is normal and what is not among sexuality and expression. It's similarly depressing to see LGBTQ+ individuals using children as rhetorical props, since an imagined threat to children has been, for centuries, the easiest way to convince the public to dehumanize queer people.

 19 06 29

 

NCSF in Tower Grove Pride in S. Louis

on Friday, 28 June 2019. Posted in Front Page Headline, NCSF News

St Louis MO - NCSF will be out Loud & Proud at @TowerGrovePride in St Louis Mo tomorrow, Sat. June 29th! Look for us in Non Profit Row, Booth # CNTR 25, right next door to QaNDI (Queer & Neuro Diverse Inclusion), one of our favorite sibling groups here in StL!

Stop by & see what work we've been up to! Changing laws, Rockin our KAP List and making Consent Count! Grab a fan from us & glam it up with Cornelius, our favorite #NCSFUnicorn! They schtump for us every year!

Can't wait to see y'all at #TGP2019!

 

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