BDSM? Erotic Play? What Are the Legal Risks?

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The National Coalition for Sexual Freedom and Darklady Productions proudly present:
BDSM?  Erotic Play?  What Are the Legal Risks? 

Wednesday, May 21
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Admission:  $10—proceeds benefit the NCSF and Catalyst Art & Cultural Space
4810 NE Garfield Avenue
Portland, OR
CatalystCulturalSpace.com

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Program description:

Join NCSF to discuss how and why antiquated and even newer sex laws continue to be used to discriminate against minorities.  The panel will focus on various forms of alternative sexuality, with a particular focus on criminal prosecution of consensual BDSM.  This interactive discussion will review changing societal mores, recent favorable changes in the DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual) of the American Psychiatric Association and the current state of the law.  NCSF will discuss its Consent Counts program to decriminalize consensual BDSM and the group will discuss the issue of consent and practical ways to minimize risks and expand boundaries without violating consent.

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Panelists:

Richard O. Cunningham, B.S., M.A., J.D., has advocated for over 30 years on issues of gender, race and sex.  He has played a leading role in landmark legal cases, including being the supervising attorney on the U.S. Supreme Court case to allow women in military academies and the initiating attorney for the lawsuit during the Vietnam War that resulted in the “Fairness Doctrine” to require balanced media coverage of political issues.  He is senior international trade partner at Steptoe & Johnson, LLP in Washington, D.C.  He is the former Chair of the Boards of  the NCSF Foundation and the Woodhull Freedom Foundation.  Dick is currently advising on legal and policy aspects of  NCSF’s Consent Counts Project and serves as NCSF’s Legal Counsel.

Judy Guerin is a well-known activist, writer, speaker and educator on issues of sexual freedom and gender expression.  She is also a long-time practitioner of BDSM and sex educator on BDSM activities. She is a former board member of GenderPAC, the Woodhull Freedom Foundation, Forum 21 and the Black Rose.   She is a former steering committee member of the National Policy Roundtable of GLBTQ/HIV groups, former executive director of the National Coalition for Sexual Freedom and advisor to the European Union Human Rights Commission on issues of sexual freedom and GLBTQ issues.  She currently directs NCSF’s Consent Counts Project to decriminalize consensual BDSM in the U.S.

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