Happy Pride Month!
Here at The Effing Foundation for Sex-Positivity, we’re working toward trans justice and pro-LGBTQIA+ rights year-round.
Our sex-positive movement wouldn’t be what it is today without the trans women of color who have led the way, including Sylvia Rivera, Marsha P. Johnson, and Miss Major Griffin-Gacy – many of whom were sex workers as well as revolutionary leaders. “Indeed, the fight for LGBTQ rights was and is inseparable from the fight for sex workers’ rights,” says Scott Stern in TIME Magazine. “Both movements insist that the police have no right to tell consenting adults how to use their bodies; both movements demand that the state keep out of marginalized folks’ bedrooms.”
We’re proud to say over half of Effing Foundation grantees are queer, and over one-quarter of the folks we’ve funded are trans and/or non-binary. (See our demographics here.) Our team seeks to prioritize educators, artists, and activists who apply personal experience to sex-positivity. In other words, trans people representing trans sexuality, disabled people representing disabled sexuality, polyam people representing polyam sexuality, and so on.
Does that sound like you or someone you know? There’s one month left to apply for our 2020 grant cycle! Please help us spread the word by forwarding this newsletter to friends, reaching out to your favorite sex-positive org, and sharing our Open Call for Submissions on social media. For more info about our grantmaking process, read our FAQ or listen to it on SoundCloud.
Interested in what sex-positivity means for greater LGBTQIA+ community? Follow our grantees on social media:
- Chronic Sex regularly shares news about queer sexuality, disability, polyamory, trans rights, and more. Kirsten not only provides a wealth of sex-positive resources on social media; they also host #ChronicSexChat on Twitter.
- Looking to get your geek on? Follow @SharangBiswas & Lucian Khan (@oh_theogony) for queering game design & sex-positive gaming culture.
#BlackTransPrayerBook is led by two powerful poets: Lady Dane Figueroa Edidi and J Mase III. They share details about live performances, campaigns like #TransphobiaIsHaram, and their individual writing projects like Lady Dane Edidi’s book “For Black Trans Girls…”.
@DirtyLola has the wholesome, sex-positive content everybody needs. Don’t miss her videos like “Making DIY Sex Toys” with Math Magazine, an experiment that involved Michael’s craft supplies and a lot of laughs, and the Sex Probz series co-hosted with Francisco Ramirez.
- Jimanekia Eborn is an incredible resource for survivors of sexual violence and those who love them. She shares healing tips, affirmations, Trauma Queen podcast updates, and more on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
AORTA Films (@aortafilmswillneverdie) is a must-follow if you love to see artsy queer porn in your Instagram feed. They also share trailers of their videos, which you can watch in full by pledging on their Patreon.
And of course, follow us on Facebook and Twitter too! And please tag The Effing Foundation anytime you have sex-positive projects, resources, or art for us to boost. We’re so happy you are part of our community.
Dom & Kit
Dom Chatterjee, Communications Manager (firstname.lastname@example.org)
and Kit Stubbs, Ph.D., Founder & Executive Director (email@example.com)