Sex Concerned Women
posted by February 14 at 20:21 PMon
The Concerned Women for America are very concerned about the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force giving an award—the Leather Leadership Award, one of several the group passes out every year at its annual Creating Change conference—to Guy Baldwin. Here’s a bit about Guy from the NGLTF press release:
Baldwin is a Los Angeles-based psychotherapist, author and activist on behalf of “erotically uncommon people.” Baldwin may be best known for his monthly essays which appeared in Drummer Magazine and were collected in his 1993 book, Ties That Bind. Baldwin is a former titleholder, having served in 1989 as Mister National Leather Association and also as the 11th International Mr. Leather. In 1987, Baldwin launched the DSM Project to mobilize mental health professionals worldwide to press for changes to the official clinical definitions that had long been used to label leather people, gay and otherwise, as pathological.
Slavery Advocate Honored with Support from the DNC
The Democratic National Committee has put its support behind the honoring of Guy Baldwin, a sado-masochism advocate, by the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force. Matt Barber, CWA’s Policy Director for Cultural Issues, and Peter LaBarbera, President of Americans for Truth, condemn this action which occurred during Black History Month.
Wha? Huh? I’m not sure how the Democratic National Committee is involved in this and I can’t bring myself to listen to the Concerned Women for America podcast. And I also didn’t get the memo about the inappropriateness of indulging in BDSM during Black History Month. I guess I better go untie my boyfriend—wouldn’t wanna accidentally disrespect the memory of Harriet Tubman during Black History Month.