This is a list of resources for those who identify with BDSM/Leather culture. These resources are local, national, international, or on the internet. Most of these resources have disclaimers before entering the site so please be sure to follow their guidelines.
If you are a part of or would like to add a website or resource to any of these lists, please contact rlblack(at)fortlewis.edu.
Bear in mind most of these links and sites have resource lists of their own that can offer much more information and resources.
Note on Permissions and Copyrights: Every effort was made to obtain permission from websites and organizations to utilize both logos and text. All text is from its respective website and used with permission. Any wording in brackets [ ] is from gsrc site editor. Please click here to access written permission. All materials used for the purpose of educating students about resources and to make the website more accessible.
Disclaimer: Fort Lewis College and the Gender and Sexuality Resource Center do not necessarily endorse any of these organizations or websites and/or any content they may contain.
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This site promotes the concept of "BDSM Rights": the belief that people whose sexuality or relationship preferences include Bondage and Discipline, Dominance and Submission, or Sadism and Masochism ("BDSM") deserve the same human rights as everyone else, and should not be discriminated against for pursuing BDSM with consenting adults.
The National Coalition for Sexual Freedom (NCSF) was formed in 1997 by a small group led by Susan Wright under the auspices of the New York SM Activists. The goal was to fight for sexual freedom and privacy rights for all adults who engage in safe, sane and consensual behavior. As an advocacy organization, one of NCSF's strategies has been to educate the media about issues facing the SM-Leather-Fetish, swing and polyamory communities.
The Iron Gate is a BDSM Resource and Knowledge Database for those interested or curious about BDSM, learning about themselves, or seasoned lifestylers who want to learn more. The Gate began as a work of love by luna, and continues to grow and expand. This is a one stop resource for all things BDSM.