Dallas, Texas: The General Membership of National Leather Association (NLA) – Dallas voted to renew the organization’s Coalition Partnership with National Coalition for Sexual Freedom (NCSF) extending the relationship between the two organizations. Continuing partnership enables NLA-Dallas to continue its mission of building, strengthening and defending individuals, organizations, publications and businesses within our community, especially against threats to their freedom of expression, freedom of the press, rights to free association and right to equal protection under the law.
“We value the work done by NCSF and believe they provide important resources for the kink community,” said Neko, Male Co-Chair of NLA-Dallas. “NLA-Dallas is very proud to continue our support of the work they are doing on important issues related to consent and non-monogamy.” Each year NCSF fights for the sexual freedom and privacy rights for adults who engage in safe, sane and consensual behavior and depends on partnerships, memberships and general donations to continue their work. “Everyone benefits from the activities of NCSF, and we are glad to be a part of their network of partners,” said Miss Debi, Female Co-Chair of NLA-Dallas.
NCSF provides resources for locating kink aware professionals, consent counts program, incident reporting and response, and was heavily involved in depathologizing kinky sex – including cross-dressing, fetishes, and BDSM – in the The American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5). They rely solely on donations to continue their work towards advocacy for the rights of consenting adults. “The work NCSF has done with psychiatry professionals is crucial to allowing consenting adults to freely engage in their kink,” said Master Patrice, NLA-Dallas representative to NCSF.
About NLA-Dallas: Founded in 1990, National Leather Association (NLA) – Dallas is focused on social and educational opportunities for our members and those interested in the Leather/SM/Fetish lifestyle, including Beyond Vanilla, an annual BDSM conference. Membership is open to legal adult regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation or gender identification. For more information, visit www.NLADallas.org
About NCSF: The NCSF is the national advocate and resource for consenting adults who engage in kink and non-monogamy. The NCSF is a coalition of educational and social groups across America, along with the businesses that serve them and individuals who are kinky. Since its formation in 1997, the NCSF and its programs have significantly changed the way the media, legal and psychiatric professions view kink and non-monogamy.