Our Sexual Freedom Blog Swarm is underway and will continue through next week's Creating Change 2011, the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force's annual conference at the Minneapolis Hilton. Here's one from David Castillo for The Bilerico Project, Freeing Myself from Sexual Repression We will be live blogging from the Exhibition Hall and you can follow us on Twitter: @venusplusx and Facebook. If you want to make sure your blog post is included, please contact me, Andrew@venusplusx.org, or leave a comment below. More background and information on VenusPlusX's and Team Columbia's programming at Creating ...Read More›
Kushaba Moses Mworeko is no stranger to adversity. After losing both his parents and newborn sister to AIDS-related illness as a teenager in Uganda, Moses took it upon himself to raise his five younger siblings, eventually putting himself and his brothers through college in his home country. Despite being repeatedly harassed, his dedication, moral resolve, and religious faith helped him to successfully pursue a Master’s Degree at Uganda’s Christian University. It was here, while preparing for a career in Child and Maternal Health, that a snooping secretary uncovered a private email correspondence between Moses and a male friend, a discovery that resulted in the loss of his teaching position, as well as the escalation of suspicion, persecution, and threats of violence on the part of his fellow citizens in the virulently anti-gay cultural climate of Uganda.
We made this video for Woodhull Freedom Foundation's Sexual Freedom Day in September 2011 asking people on the streets of Washington, DC, and New York City what sexual freedom means to them. At VenusPlusX.org's exhibit table at Creating Change 2011 next week in Minneapolis, Team Columbia will again be interviewing people on camera asking the same question for the sequel. Stop by and check it out.Read More›
Welcome to VenusPlusX -- powered by Team Columbia. From this modest beginning our goal is not just to change the conversation about equal rights. We intend to change the very atmosphere in which this conversation is taking place. Friends of reality can demonstrate how to protect and advance our innate sexual freedom. The individual autonomy we each possess commands mutual respect and is grounded in all other human rights. Sexual freedom is a more inclusive concept than even government-granted civil rights. "Sexual Freedom -- You Are Born With It" is our slogan and also our battle-cry. Sexual freedom advocates are aligning ...Read More›
Friends, editors, producers, bloggers, and organizational leaders . . . Please visit the Press Room to find the latest Media Advisory and other materials about our programs coming up in conjunction with this year's National Gay & Lesbian Task Force's Creating Change conference at the Minneapolis Hilton (February 2-6, 2011). Team Columbia is doubling the sexual freedom programming by adding more workshops, demos, political caucuses, and parties on Friday and Saturday, February 4 and 5. All of our events will be at the Hotel Ivy (just across the skyway from the Hilton), and are free and open to Creating Change attendees and ...Read More›
We are happy to share the Program Schedule of special sexual freedom programming on Friday and Saturday, February 4-5, 2011, at Minneapolis' Hotel Ivy across the skyway from the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force's Creating Change 2011 conference. All events take place in The Hotel Ivy "Beethoven" Room and free to the general public and Creating Change attendees. Program highlights include: A New Paradigm for Equal Rights; Sexual Freedom and Human Rights, featuring Kushaba "Moses" Mworeko; Exploring Your Sexuality and Gender in Second Life; The New Age of Erotic Freedom: A Conversation with Loraine Hutchins and Dan Massey; Campaign Planning and Messaging Training; Sexual ...Read More›
See the ad banner in the upper right of our home page with the icon of Columbia that looks like this: If you want to help promote Team Columbia's upcoming special programming in connection with the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force's Creating Change conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota, February 2-6, 2011, just drag that little poster onto your website or blog. We'd like to hear from you, too, of course, about how we can cross-promote what's important to you. Below, is a prepared blurb with brief details, also for your use. Thanks, everyone, for your ongoing support. CALENDAR LISTING FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 12, 2011 ...Read More›
Have you ever dreamed of flying naked high above a city? Or making love to an eight-foot-tall humanoid? If you've netflixed James Cameron's Avatar some lonely weekday night in the past few months, chances are you have. Imagine and experience a virtual reality where you are free to privately and anonymously explore your sexuality and gender, to understand all the possibilities without any judgment, limitations, or consequences. On Friday and Saturday, February 4 and 5, 2011, at The Hotel Ivy in downtown Minneapolis, VenusPlusX.org is sponsoring a 90-minute workshop and two noontime demonstrations all about the alternate universe of Second Life, ...Read More›