By Susan Wright
NCSF staff members gave 30 interviews to media outlets in 2018 compared to 17 in 2017. Here are the year-by-year stats:
2018 – 30 interviews
2017 – 17 interviews
2016 – 19 interviews
2015 – 38 interviews
2014 – 32 interviews
2013 – 42 interviews
2012 – 63 interviews (Fifty Shades bump)
Susan Wright was invited to write an Op-Ed for the Guardian about consent in light of the accusations against Eric Schneiderman – https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/may/09/eric-schneiderman-assault-allegations-kinky-sex-consent Among other media outlets, NCSF received coverage by: The Nation, The New York Times, NY Daily News, CNN, Rolling Stone magazine, HBO, Windy City Times, VICE, Golden Gate Express, Gay Star News, THEM and Metro UK.
NCSF issued two Calls for Action on FOSTA/SESTA and the End Banking for Sex Traffickers. We also sent out 14 press releases about issues such as: Metamour Day, the Race Bannon Advocacy Award, Survey for Kink Clinical Practice Guidelines, NCSF’s Health and Technology Survey with Dr. Cramer, and an article entitled De-Pathologization of Consensual BDSM by Susan Wright published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine.
NCSF posted 8 Guest Blogs in 2018, including:
What Therapists Need to Know About Consensual Non-monogamy by Heath Schechinger to publicize the APA’s Division 44’s Task Force on Non-monogamy. http://www.ncsfreedom.org/press/blog/item/guest-blog-what-therapists-need-to-know-about-consensual-non-monogamy
Behaviors in the United States and in Quebec: Looking at Sex Variation by Russell J. Stambaugh. https://www.ncsfreedom.org/press/blog/item/guest-blog-3
The Open Photo Project – An Artist Statement from Photographer Erika Kapin
Guest Blog: Being Out as a Kinky Person of Color, Why I started Perverts of Color by Jaki Griot
Judy and Susan worked with our sex worker allies to create SESTA/FOSTA Talking Points that were distributed to NCSF Coalition Partners. Susan participated in a Media Training by Survivors Against SESTA on Sunday April 29th.
We published PR by our allies at Survivors Against SESTA about the Las Vegas Sex Workers rally on June 1st.
We posted several announcements about supporting Lobby Day and the FOSTA/SESTA protest events around the country on June 1st. Media on it included Buzzfeed:
“During Friday’s lobbying day, sex workers, armed with packets of information and talking points, fanned out across the Capitol, meeting in small groups with 28 House offices. To a casual observer, the activists clutching folders for congressional staffers and dressed in conservative business attire looked like any other constituent group making the rounds on the Hill. Similar lobbying blitzes also occurred elsewhere, including Nevada, California, and Washington state, with sex workers meeting with not only congressional staff but also with state and local officials.”
Social Media NCSF’s social media stats at the end of 2018:
NCSF mailing list: 6,713 up from 6,528
Facebook (www.facebook.com/NCSFreedom) 5,153 page follows up from 4,347
Twitter (https://twitter.com/NCSF) 10,100 followers up from 9,631
NCSF FetLife News (https://fetlife.com/groups/439) 5,860 members up from 5,642
NCSF Consent Counts (https://fetlife.com/groups/46202 ) 2,466 members up from 2,243
Recursos NCSF en espanol (https://fetlife.com/groups/155566) 18 members