Polyamory in the News!
. . . by Alan M.



November 16, 2007

Woodhull event addresses poly

Edge (Philadelphia)

Anyone interested in non-mainstream sexuality, carried on in an ethical manner, should know about two organizations: the National Coalition for Sexual Freedom (NCSF) and the Woodhull Freedom Foundation. Do take a look.

The latter (named for 19th-century free love pioneer Victoria Woodhull) recently held its first annual Sexual Freedom Forum in Philadelphia.


by Matthew E. Pilecki

...Co-founder and executive director Ricci Levy said the so-called sexual freedom movement encompasses every person and every issue around sexuality and sexual expression, including reproductive choice and comprehensive sexuality education. "All issues that you could think of are advocated for under the banner of sexual freedom as a fundamental human right," Levy explained.

The concept of sexual freedom... gained renewed attention after the World Association of Sexologists drafted a list of 13 sexual rights during its 1997 meeting in Spain. Former Surgeon General David Satcher and others later concluded organized religion and socially conservative attitudes towards sex remain serious obstacles to the expansion of sexual freedom.

...Ignacio Rivera, a transgender man of color who lives in Brooklyn, N.Y., agreed. He founded Shades of Poly after he could not find an online group geared specifically towards polyamorous (those who have simultaneous relationships with more than one person) people of color....


Read the whole article (Oct. 10, 2007). Edge is one of a chain of gay newspapers by the same name in 11 cities. (Warning: mildly explicit ads.)

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