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Call for nominations: NLA-I Writing Awards

Posted in Activism, BDSM, Feminist Sex, Gender Issues, Politics and Sex, porn, Sex Ed with tags , , , , , , , on January 11, 2011 by girlonpiano

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
(Columbus, OH) — NLA-International, a leading organization for activists in the pansexual leather community, is now accepting nominations for its annual writing awards for excellence in SM/leather/fetish writing for books, articles, novels, and short fiction first published between 1 January 2010 and 31 December 2010. The deadline for nominations is 31 January 2011. Winners will be announced on April 17 at the National Leather Association’s Annual General Meeting, which will be held during Spring Iniquity XX (April 15-17, 2011) in Houston, TX and mark the National Leather Association’s 25th anniversary. The five award categories are:

Non-Fiction Book (Geoff Mains Award)
Non-Fiction Article (Cynthia Slater Award)
Novel (Pauline Reage Award)
Short Fiction (John Preston Award)
Anthology (Samois Award)

Nominations for the Cynthia Slater Award (non-fiction article) may have appeared in print or online publications (which should indicate a specific date of publication). Eligibility for all other awards (short fiction, novel, non-fiction book, and anthology) requires print publication. If you or someone you know has published a book, article, or story dealing with any aspect of SM, leather, fetish, or kink sexuality please consider nominating it for one of the above awards. Authors and publishers are encouraged to nominate themselves by submitting copies of their work. Nominated works should foster education and promote awareness and a positive image of the leather/SM/fetish community. They should entertain and educate, while building awareness and tolerance of the community and showcasing the talents of its members. There are no submission fees, but the judges will require either three print copies of the nominated work or a digital copy (PDF). Nominations may be sent to the committee chair, Steve Vakesh, at: stevevakesh@gmail.com.

NLA-I has convened an award jury of nine readers, whose number include noted erotic writers and leading community activists. The judges are rotated regularly and their names withheld until after judging is complete to prevent lobbying by nominees. Last year they reviewed more than 100 submissions.

Now in their fourth year, the NLA-I’s writing awards have received widespread appreciation and support. A “leather first,” they have become the preeminent awards for SM, leather, and fetish writing. Past winners include Gloria Brame, Jack Fritscher, Lee “Bridgett” Harrington, Anneke Jacob, Jeff Mann, Jack Rinella, david stein, Cecilia Tan, Claire Thompson, and Alyson Tyler. NLA-I President Vince Andrews hopes that these awards will “continue to recognize, celebrate, and inspire the best in SM, leather, and fetish writing as the NLA celebrates its 25th anniversary.”

Sexy Karma Pervs Photos Benefitting SCC Fund

Posted in porn, Stuff to do with tags , , , , , on September 2, 2010 by Chase

Karma Pervs, run by smokin’ hot genderqueer pornstar Jiz Lee, is a site where every month you can purchase access to exclusive sexy photo sets and support a sex/queer positive non-profit. This month, Karma Pervs is supporting the SSC Fund! Here at SiP we can’t think of a better combination than photos of gorgeous queers and providing hearing aids and ASL interpreters where they are needed in the community.

Want a taste? Doing the right thing never looked so good…

Btw, Jiz also happens to be a pinup (like SiP’s own girlonpiano) in this year’s NYC Sexblogger Calendar which benefits the Woodhull Freedom Foundation

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Fight Fire… With Boobies!

Posted in Activism, Crazy/Funny, Legal, News, Politics and Sex, porn, Religion with tags , , , on August 27, 2010 by paigetsindfw

Thanks, Huffpost, for the highlight of my day if not my whole adult life, ever!

How you like THEM apples, churchladies? Hrm... not so much apples as ... you know what, I got better places for my foot than my mouth.

When the local church down your street makes a point of protesting your gentlmen’s club all the time, take down people’s license plates, and stalk them with questions about “does your family know you come here?”, you could cower and close shop.

Or you, as a gainfully and legally employed individual can tell them to go to the same hell they think anyone but their narrowminded asses is headed for. My favorite part about this story is how sympathetic even some of the congregation is and brings the ladies cookies! Even the church further up the road thinks their brethren and sistren are outta line here.

One Battle Down and a War Yet to Win

Posted in Activism, Legal, News, Politics and Sex, porn with tags , , , on August 3, 2010 by paigetsindfw

This little witch just hopped off her broom after a trip to the 2010 Desiree Alliance conference in fabulous Las Vegas! If you’ve never been a sex positive person surrounded by hundreds of people of like mind and spirit, overflowing with love and the zeal of activism against the forces of oppression, then honey, you ain’t lived.

And maybe you don’t know, or think it’s buried under all the hatemongering out there, but there are MANY organizations in this great country working for the rights of consenting adults. You probably know the big ones like the ACLU, but do you know about HIPS? Do you know about the St. James Infirmary?

Can’t find a SWOP chapter near you to support? Then by hell start one. I am.

The fight is long, but we’re in it to win it. New Zealand managed to decriminalize, and they’re also winning against the misinformation campaigns, relying on hard evidence and the testimony of real sex workers.

But here, we often have to take the small victories as inspiration. So here’s one:

AVN reports that the federal government just lost its first obscenity trial in decades against porn icon John Stagliano.

The report tells the story in great detail, with good humor to boot, so my job is pretty much already done. Go read it and give thanks that perverts are still assured of their right to name themselves “Buttman” and film themselves doing filthy shit with tons of willing men and women for stacks of filthier money ❤ ❤ ❤

Sneaky Bastards

Posted in Legal, News, Politics and Sex, porn with tags , , , , , on July 14, 2010 by paigetsindfw

Censorship abounds! Two stories today, first from Carnal Nation, where Dr. Marty Klein reports on a law hidden deep within federal funding intended for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, aid to Haiti, massive omnibus spending in general. The second from the Huffington Post, reporting on those old rascals at Apple, who no doubt have better things to do (like fix the iPhone) than scour the ‘Net for porn to cover up like a bunch of digital Keystone Cops.

For the nearsighted, that last line is a WAKE UP CALL TO DEFEND YOUR RIGHTS!

“None of the funds made available in this act may be used to maintain or establish a computer network unless such network blocks the viewing, downloading and exchanging of pornography,” is the teeny little evil addition reported on by Dr. Klein. Not to sound flippant, but just how fucking addicted are our “leaders” to collateral damage that they have to make so sweeping and casual an assault on our freedom of expression? Don’t they send enough unmanned drones to waste anyone with the misfortune of being near a suspected terrorist?

As for Apple’s contribution to the absurd, almost fetishistic compulsion to make people safe from porn, check here for just a tiny selection of some of the apps and e-books censored or outright denied distribution, because of the terrible sin of having “gay themes” or using the word “sperm”. That’s how Moby Dick’s electronic version wound up censored, believe it or not. My favorite has to be outright banning the Kama Sutra as thoroughly “obscene”. Well excuuuuuuuse a 6000 year old culture for having spiritual expressions that are sex positive and don’t conform to some kind of Silicon Valley Calvinism.

Get laid, people. Seriously. It helps.

If You’re a Meat and Potatoes Type…

Posted in Feminist Sex, porn, Shopping with tags , , on July 12, 2010 by paigetsindfw

… then sometimes you miss out on the finer things. And that’s fine, because to each their own. But could you really say you were “living” if all you had was processed junk? What goes for food goes for porn too.

I can't help but think, when I see this woman, about how Chile's does the "guiltless grill" options with fewer calories and low fat. Non-exploitative, sex positive, feminist porn for all? Yes, fucking please!

Reported in Sexis, is this interview with Erika Lust, porn maker and, now, author of “Good Porn: A Woman’s Guide”

She talks about creating affirmative places for all genders, arousing every part of person, not just their genitals, and making work that “scratches the itch” while enriching the global discourse of sex. She asks her self the radical question, what kind of porn do I want my daughter to see, knowing full well she’ll see some in our culture no matter what? Porn that makes her ashamed and scared, or porn that helps her feel free and powerful?

What the hell else could I say to get you all to go out and get this book and every film she’s ever made immediately? Free body shots with every purchase?!

Free tickets to the Glory of Rome!! Limited time!

Posted in Activism, porn, Stuff to do with tags , , , , , , , , on July 8, 2010 by girlonpiano

 

In case you haven’t heard already, one of SiP’s favorite charities, the Woodhull Freedom Foundation, is this year’s beneficiary of the NYC Sex Bloggers Calendar. As if that isn’t cool enough, I actually am a pin-up in the calendar (so you KNOW you’re gonna buy one!). One of the things I love about the calendar is that you can buy one of the days and have it printed with whatever message you want. So, you can write a birthday greeting for your sugarpie, advertise your business (maybe even a discount code good on that day?), or just say whatever is on your mind.

The days are $25 each, or you can buy 5 days for $100.  This is a really small price to pay for some great advertising, and it all goes to support WFF, which is even better!  Visit their website to buy a ticket (there’s a paypal button on the site), or email NYCSexBloggersCal@gmail.com

To help spread the word about the calendar days for sale, Dallas’ own Gloryhole Productions is offering a special incentive. For a VERY limited time, if you purchase a day on the calendar, you will also receive a free ticket to the Glory of Rome party on August 28th (check out the details on their site).

This offer is only good for a very short time!  Please put “Glory of Rome” or “Sex in Power” in the comment box. When you get your confirmation email, forward it to gholeproductions at gmail .com and we’ll hook you up with a ticket. Limited to two tickets per person.