Monday, April 23, 2007
Alternative sexuality in the news
Since I've recently written about BDSM and the criminal law, it seems worthwhile to point out one of the few regular sources for information about BDSM and other alternative sexualities in the news, including legal news. The National Coalition for Sexual Freedom is a public education and advocacy group dedicated to promoting "sexual freedom and privacy rights for all adults who engage in safe, sane and consensual behavior." Their primary focus is on issues related to BDSM, swinging and polyamory (a curious grouping, but one based on some common concerns). In addition to filing amicus briefs in a few high-profile cases, NCSF posts regular "Media Updates" collecting news reports from around the country. Though NCSF is very much an agenda-driven organization, the fact that their news roundups are commentary-free (save for a general exhortation to write letters-to-the-editor) makes them valuable for anyone interested in these issues or in current social debates over sexuality generally.