BDSM and the Law

In honor of what would normally be the month of Folsom, we present BDSM & The Law - a panel discussion about the legal status of kink.

Can we really, legally, hit each other with sticks?… and floggers, and canes, and paddles, and OH HOW WE MISS KINKY PARTIES.

Our expert panelists are Susan Wright - founder and Spokesperson of National Coalition for Sexual Freedom; Alex Austin - founding Attorney of Austin Law Group; Randy Kirton - retired Police Captain; and Miriam (Mir) Green - owner of Wicked Grounds. The discussion will be moderated by Becca Motola-Barnes, Sex-Positive Dems’ VP Internal Communications. What do you want to know about the legality of BDSM? Send your questions to [email protected]!

Here’s the Zoom link to attend.

Susan Wright founded the National Coalition for Sexual Freedom in 1997, and currently serves as Spokesperson and Director of Incident Reporting & Response. Susan also serves on the advocacy and community advisory committees for AASECT, the APA’s Division 44: Task Force on Consensual Non-monogamy, Kink Clinician Guidelines, and Diverse Sexualities Research Education Institute.

Alex Austin, founder of the Austin Law Group, is an attorney who’s been protecting queers, creatives, perverts and outliers for over two decades. The firm focuses on social justice, the arts, adult entertainment, and BDSM. Alex also co-founded the San Francisco Transgender Film Festival in 1997, and is an Academy Award nominated Executive Producer. More than one client has lovingly dubbed Alex their “compassionate Pitbull.” Alex has been part of the Leather community for more than 30 years and is a founder and 'House Dominant' at The San Francisco Leather Service Salon.

Randy Kirton has been intimately involved in the San Francisco kink scene since 2005 and has supported all kink venues in San Francisco and the East Bay. He is a retired police captain with 30 years of law enforcement experience and service to the community. Although retired now, is well versed in the law as it relates to BDSM and alternative lifestyles.

Miriam Green is the owner of Wicked Grounds, San Francisco’s Kink Cafe & Boutique, as well as Wicked Grounds Annex, a dedicated space for kink and sex positive education in San Francisco and beyond. Their mission is to provide coffee, kink, and community building for the SF and national kink scenes. They also co-founded the Bay Area Kinky Business Alliance (2014-2019).

An RSVP isn’t required to attend, but appreciated, either here and/or on Facebook.

September 17, 2020 at 7:00pm - 8:30pm
San Francisco, CA
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Dani Montoya Rachel N The Reverend Brad Friedman Catherine Reisenwitz Christine Genero Rebecca Motola-Barnes Megan Olea

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