Newsletter - 2nd Quarter 2018
Visit NCSF at the American Psychological Association Convention!
Come see NCSF at Booth 220 at the APA’s 126 th annual convention in San Francisco from August 9-11 from 9 am to 5 pm at Moscone South. NCSF will be raffling Got Consent? swag including our T-shirts and dog tags .

Check out the Kink Clinical Guidelines workshop on Friday in Rm 152 from 8-9:30 am. And on Thursday, Poster Session 1 from 9-9:50 am will include research from an NCSF survey: Minority Stress, Impulsivity, Coping & Weekly Alcohol/Substance Use among LGBQ+ Adults by Macchia, J.M., Cramer, R.J., Wright, S., Gemberling,, T.M., Nobles, M.R., & Holley, S.R.
Lobby Day in Washington D.C.

On June 1st, several participants in the first Sex Workers Lobby Day recorded the historical moment in front of the Capitol Building: Montana (MN), Judy Guerin (MD and NCSF Board Member), Sophia (IL) and Christa Daring (MD and SWOP-USA Executive Director).

Jackie from Tucson said, “I had no idea what to expect and it made me feel empowered.” 

Of the 40 Lobby Day participants, over 10% were NCSF constituents.  The response from Congressional offices was positive and we urge
all of you to continue the process with your representatives.

Thank you to everyone who participated! 
Fight Online Censorship!
Lobby to Change FOSTA!
In August, Congress is typically in recess and representatives are usually available for meetings in their home districts.

NCSF can help prepare you to lobby and will be hosting a lobbying webinar on August 6th focused on this legislation. We look forward to working with all of you on these issues—please contact Judy Guerin at Judy@ncsfreedom.org if you would like to organize your own lobbying effort.

We also suggest doing outreach to SWOP chapters ( Sex Workers Outreach Project) in your area and working with them to develop a lobbying plan.
FOSTA Call to Action!
NCSF has been invited by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) to submit an amicus brief in its proactive legal challenge to FOSTA – Woodhull Freedom Foundation et. al vs. U.S. We have also been invited to submit potential legislative amendments to the Free Speech Coalition for submission to Congress. 

In order to do this, we need to document any harm to our constituents created by this legislation, including payment processing issues for events. If you have had your event, organization or business impacted, or have taken measures out of fear of being impacted, please send us a report: FOSTA@ncsfreedom.org 
NCSF attends national strategy meeting on FOSTA
NCSF also participated in a national strategy meeting on June 21st & 22nd focused on sex worker rights and FOSTA/SESTA, which was attended by national sex worker rights leaders, the ACLU, the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the Free Speech Coalition. A statement of national principles for the sex workers rights movement was developed and strategy plans for future actions were discussed.
Consent Month is September!
Celebrate Consent Month by holding a Consent Discussion or Party
You can be the next face of consent! Please submit photos in support of Consent Month. We’ll post the photos and award the winner top billing on our National Consent Month website for the rest of the year. You’ll also be featured in an NCSF media campaign about Consent Month, and a print will hang at APEX for the rest of the year and will be featured at several events.
A Taste of Kink II at the AASECT Conference
NCSF was proud to partner with the American Association of Sexuality Educators Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) Alt Sex SIG and local Denver kink educators to present A Taste of Kink II at AASECT on Friday June 15th. There was a live demonstration of eight kink practices that not only showed the toys and techniques, but also the process of negotiating, consent and aftercare. Some AASECT attendees also had the chance to taste the sensation being offered at each station. Attendees received 3 CE Credits.

Thank you to Sportsheets for providing a gift bag for each attendee at A Taste of Kink II.
AASECT Honors Ruby B. Johnson
Ruby B. Johnson, LCSW, LCDC, received AASECT’s Professional Standard of Excellence Award at the annual conference on June 16th. Congratulations to Ruby Johnson, NCSF Board Member and representative of Coalition Partner PollyDallas Millennium!

This award is presented to a member or non-member of AASECT who has worked extensively to represent or advance the field of human sexuality. The recipient of this Award is an individual who is recognized by their peers as a competent and accomplished colleague, an expert in their field, and an exemplary bearer of the standards of professional and
personal ethics as well as the standard
of excellence in achievement.

Congratulations to Ms. SELF Choc Trei

Congratulations to the new Ms. SELF Choc Trei for winning the title at SouthEast LeatherFest in June 2018! NCSF is very excited to support Choc’s platform: Literacy in Consensual Kink (LICK): 2019 Southeast Consent Summit.

Choc Trei is an NCSF Board Member, and she is the representative for NCSF Coalition Partner 1st Capital Finance. In addition, the members of the House of Trei are NCSF Advocates and represent the coalition at local and regional events.

NCSF News
New NCSF Ombuds Committee Members Appointed
NCSF is proud to announce 5 new members of the Ombuds Committee who will serve 2-year terms. The Ombuds Committee handles complaints and concerns regarding the conduct of NCSF officers and staff, and the operations of NCSF institutions. The NCSF Ombuds Committee is an Advisory Committee that can review Coalition administration and activities, assuring ethical and effective fulfillment of NCSF’s mission and goals.

The new committee members are: Jill Carter, Kathy Slaughter, Rik Newton-Treadway (Hooker), Michelle Wilson, and Bob Hannaford.

Incident Reporting & Response – 2nd Quarter 2018 report
NCSF’s Incident Reporting & Response received 76 reports & requests for assistance from individuals, groups and businesses in April, May and June 2018. That is slightly down from the 87 reports & requests in the 1st Quarter 2018, but still twice as many requests as the last two quarters of 2017.

Find out what kind of reports we received in the 2nd Quarter.
NCSF Thanks April-June, 2018
2nd Quarter Donation Report
Thank you to Jaiya, Inc., an NCSF Coalition Partner, for donating $1,830 to the NCSF Foundation in April, $1,425 in May, and $550 in June 2018 for a total of $3,805 this quarter! 

NELA donated $3,500 that was raised at their 2018 Fetish Fair Fleamarket #50 held in February. Thank you to our Coalition Partner, NELA!

CLAW, an NCSF Supporting Member, generously donated $1,000 from their April 2018 Cleveland Leather Annual Weekend event.

The National Leather Association – Dallas, an NCSF Coalition Partner, donated $710 as their annual CP fundraiser to NCSF.

Find out who our other donors were in the 2nd Quarter of 2018!
NCSF is Out and About!
Membership Director Kelly Beaton, and Board Members Russell J. Stambaugh, Ruby B. Johnson and Susan Wright at the NCSF exhibit table at AASECT 2018 in Denver CO, June 14-17.
Jackie Harris (NCSF Board Member) was at Tower Grove Pride in St. Louis on Saturday June 23rd with the Sugar and Spice Boutique booth just across from the Main Stage Pavilion.
The Red Chair, a Coalition Partner of NCSF, has proudly marched behind the NCSF banner at the Birmingham Pride Parade for years. On the far left, Keira Harbison (NCSF Board Member) joined The Red Chair this June and marched in the parade along with their NCSF float!
Max Rulz (NCSF Board Member) with La Terra MacDaniels and Jamie O’Connor at the SFSU Summer Institute on Sexuality Community Fair. This year’s Summer Institute was centered on Women of Color and Trans Women in conversations about Women’s Sexual Health & Wellness.

At Atlanta Poly Weekend with Choc Trei (NCSF Board Member), Alexandra Tyler LCSW, Keira Harbison (NCSF Board Member), Antoinette Patterson, and Mercury (NCSF Emeritus Board). NCSF presented a panel discussion called Co-Exist: A New Hope about community-building across sexual identities, like polyamory, sex positive, BDSM and the Lifestyle.
Richard Sprott (CARAS), Susan Wright (NCSF), Anna Randall (TASHRA) and Charles Moser (DSREI) at the Positive Sexuality Conference in Burbank CA on May 19th, where Susan Wright (NCSF board Member) gave the Keynote address: Consent is the Foundation of Sexual Freedom. Susan and Charles also presented "The Challenges and Pitfalls of Obtaining Sex Positive Healthcare: Patient and Provider Perspectives."
Media Updates and Web Features
NCSF Media Updates are a sampling of recent stories printed in US newspapers, magazines, and selected websites containing significant mention of BDSM-leather-fetish, polyamory, or Lifestyle issues and topics. These stories may be positive, negative, accurate, inaccurate or anywhere in between.

NCSF publishes the Media Updates to provide readers with a comprehensive look at what media outlets are writing about these topics and to urge everyone to make comments that dispute stereotypes about alternative sexuality. NCSF permits and encourages readers to forward these Media Updates where appropriate.

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