Happy 10th Anniversary to NCSF!

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
National Coalition for Sexual Freedom

August 27, 2007 - NCSF proud to be the only group in the country
with a national mission committed to changing the political,
legal and social environment for those involved with the BDSM,
swinging and polyamory communities. NCSF's six programs have
directly helped thousands of practitioners, businesses and
groups. Four of NCSF's programs began with the founding of NCSF
in 1997: the Media Outreach Project, Media Updates, Incident
Response, and the Legal Advocacy program.

NCSF's Incident Response team is directed by Leigha Fleming. Over
700 individuals, groups, attorneys, prosecutors, and businesses
contact NCSF for help every year because of persecution or
discrimination. NCSF assisted both International Mr. Leather and
Kink.com this year, continuing its decade-long practice of
fighting religious political extremists and performing outreach
to local communities and authorities.

NCSF's Media Outreach Program provides sound bites and tactics
for anyone dealing with the media. Spokesperson Susan Wright
regularly gives media trainings and conducts over 60 interviews
every year, influencing the coverage of alternative sexuality
issues. The NCSF Media Updates, created by Keith Richie, feature
articles about BDSM, swinging and polyamory, and provides contact
information to write letters to the editor in order to influence
how editorial decisions are made in the future.

NCSF's Legal Advocacy team is led by John Wirenius, with pro bono
lawyers researching current laws and creating Amicus Briefs to
submit to courts in cases involving obscenity
prosecutions, "consent is not a defense to assault", and right to
freedom of assembly. NCSF's Communications Decency Act lawsuit
with Barbara Nitke made history by challenging the Miller
standard of obscenity as it applies to the Internet.

NCSF took custody of their newest program, the Kink Aware
Professionals (KAP) free referral list, from Race Bannon in 2006.
Steve Bower is currently the director for the KAP program. NCSF
created a new KAP brochure and is actively recruiting additional
psychotherapeutic, medical, and legal professionals who are
knowledgeable about and sensitive to diverse expressions of
sexuality.

The Education Outreach Program (EOP) is run under the Institute
for 21st Century Relationships b The Foundation of NCSF. ITCR
supports the freedom of consenting adults to discover and to
practice the intimate relationship structure that best meets
their emotional and human needs. The EOP is designed to educate
law enforcement officials, and to educate constituents about the
risks of selective enforcement and how to minimize the risk of
becoming a target. NCSF has published a number of pieces of
literature for this program and has trained a team of individuals
from across the country to deliver 10 educational presentations
from "Traveling With Toys" to "How to Protect Your Event."

Over the past decade, NCSF has formed valuable alliances with
other advocacy organizations to work on projects that defend
sexual freedom rights: Free Speech Coalition, the ACLU, American
Association of Sex Educators Councilors and Therapists, the
Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, National Gay and
Lesbian Task Force, the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against
Defamation, and the Gay and Lesbian Activist Alliance, among
others.

Currently NCSF has 54 Coalition Partners who elect the board and
establish the yearly goals at the annual Coalition Partner
meeting. Coalition Partners are groups and businesses that serve
BDSM, swing and polyamory practitioners. NCSF also has over 100
Supporting Members b groups and businesses who actively support
NCSF - totaling tens of thousands of members. Aside from Office
Manager Levi Halberstadt, the staff of NCSF consists of dozens of
volunteers around the country.

Every dollar that is donated to NCSF and ITCR goes to directly
serving the alt sex communities. All donations to ITCR-NCSF are
tax deductible. In the past decade, alternative sexual expression
has become much more visible to the general public, bringing
about an increasing number of attacks. The success of this fight
depends on your support. You can become an individual member of
NCSF, volunteer to join the NCSF staff, make a donation to NCSF,
initiate or help out at a fund-raiser for NCSF, and encourage
your group to become a Coalition Partner of NCSF. Every step you
take helps us further the sexual freedom movement!

Check out the new and updated NCSF website at: www.ncsfreedom.org

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A joint Project of NCSF and ITCR: The Foundation of NCSF

The National Coalition for Sexual Freedom is a national
organization committed to creating a political, legal, and social
environment in the United States that advances equal rights of
consenting adults who practice forms of alternative sexual
expression. NCSF is primarily focused on the rights of consenting
adults in the SM-leather-fetish, swing, and polyamory
communities, who often face discrimination because of their
sexual expression.

National Coalition for Sexual Freedom
822 Guilford Avenue, Box 127
Baltimore, MD 21202-3707
410-539-4824
media@ncsfreedom.org
www.ncsfreedom.org