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Northwest Regional Consent Summit

on Friday, 02 August 2019. Posted in Consent Counts, Front Page Headline, NCSF News

October 5-6, 2019

Norse Hall

111 NE 11th Ave

Portland Oregon

503-236-3401

 

To register or sponsor this event, go to: https://foundationofncsf.wildapricot.org/events/

 

The Northwest Consent Summit is bringing diverse communities together to reshape the meaning and practice of consent.

 

We will examine consent at the intersections of age, class, disability, gender, race, and sex. We will explore different definitions of consent, strategies to build cultures of consent, methods of teaching consent, and ideas for responding to and reconciling after consent incidents. 

 

We strive to contribute new ideas, evolution, and growth to the national dialogue regarding consent, and we seek solidarity, not conformity, in how we understand and engage in consent.

Consent is Necessary

Who do we hope will attend the summit and contribute to the reshaping of the meaning and practice of consent?

Activists, Recovery Communities, Alternative Sexuality Communities, Communities of Different Generations (all adults), Disability Communities, Survivors, Communities of People of Color, Ethnic and Cultural Communities, Sexual and Gender Minorities, Medical and Mental Health Professionals, Lawyers, Members of the Media, Military Personnel, Event Producers, Sex Workers, Academia and Campus Life.

 

Keynote Speakers will discuss The Importance of Consent and why it is critical in our Communities on Saturday and The Evolution of Consent over 40 years on Sunday.

Yes means yes

Panels and workshops include:

Basic Consent Learn and Meet

STARS (Communicating directly with partners beforehand Relationship, Avoids, Turn-ons, STI Status, Safer Sex Etiquette)

What is A Consent Incident or Violation?

Consent and Power

Consent Differences between Communities: Ethnic+Culture+Generational

Consent Differences between Communities: Sex Workers+BDSM+Poly+Swingers

Transformative Accountability Debate and Community Q&A

Managing Consent for Organizations

Engaging Awesome Boundaries (CE credits pending)

How to Teach Advanced Consent Concepts (CE credits pending)

Managing Consent in Neurodivergent Communities (CE credits pending)

How to Help People When their Consent is Violated (CE credits pending)

How to help People Who are Accused of a Consent Violation (CE credits pending)

 

Join us for this interactive consent event!

Action Alert! Champagne Club Needs Your Help!

on Monday, 29 July 2019. Posted in Front Page Headline, NCSF News

Good Morning Lifestyle Family!!

Upon talking with our attorneys this morning, they have advised us how members of our lifestyle community can help in a SIGNIFICANT way to sway votes for the upcoming proposed ordinance banning swingers’ clubs in the City of Fort Wayne.

Everyone has asked how they can help… THIS IS IT!! Please take a moment of your time to send an email or two or three to the Fort Wayne City Council. If you are worried about discretion, you do not have to use your personal email to do this. You can create an email solely for this purpose. It is IMPORTANT you send the email to ALL the City Council seats!! You can do this by copying and pasting your email to each one individually or by simply addressing your email to all of them at once.

Our attorneys have given us some basic talking points and they are listed below:

* Champagne is private with strict rules of admission
* Not a business open to the public
* You have the right to make your own private choices without government interference
* How you come into Fort Wayne solely for the Champagne Club
* How much money you spend at hotels, restaurants, shopping and Ubers while visiting
* You’ve never witnessed issues of any sort at Champagne

While these may be some general points to make, we want you to tell your story and give YOUR thoughts!! This is YOUR chance to speak and be heard!!

Here is the contact information for our City Council:

Russ Jehl: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Glynn A Hines: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Geoff Paddock: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Jason Arp: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Thomas F. Didier: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Paul Ensley: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Tom Freistroffer: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Dr. John Crawford: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Michael Barranda: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

This MUST be done within the next day or two as the ordinance will be on the agenda Tuesday, August 6th. Many have already sent emails and they are actually receiving emails back, so our voices ARE BEING HEARD!!

While Champagne may not be your home club or even a club you have ever attended, this issue WILL eventually affect ALL clubs in ALL cities!! If there was ever a time to stand UNITED, THIS IS THE TIME!!

Thank you SO much!!

Melissa & Eric, Owners
Champagne Club
Fort Wayne, IN

#standtogether #yourbodyyourchoice #beheard

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The Pendulum Club Fundraiser

on Thursday, 25 July 2019. Posted in Front Page Headline, NCSF News

Help support The Pendulum Club, a Coalition Partner of NCSF, fighting for the right to assemble and right to privacy in Texas!

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NCSF at Up Your Alley!

on Tuesday, 23 July 2019. Posted in Front Page Headline, NCSF News

Meet J. Tebias, Board Member for NCSF, at Up Your Alley in SF on July 28th at the NCSF exhibit!

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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!

 

NCSF thanks MSDB, a Coalition Partner, for donating $581 in May as their annual CP donation.

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

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!

 

Interview with Co Founders of Black Poly Pride

on Wednesday, 12 June 2019. Posted in Front Page Headline, NCSF News

Ruby Bouie Johnson, National Coalition for Sexual Freedom, interviews the co founders of Black Poly Pride. The inaugural event is July 11 14, 2019 in Dallas, Texas. Go to www.blackpolypride.com for details on events, registration, and accommodations.

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