Influential organizations participating in Sexuality 2012
The Kinsey Institute (501c3 nonprofit)
Advancing sexual health and knowledge worldwide about critical issues in sex, gender, and reproduction.
The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction at Indiana University works towards advancing sexual health and knowledge worldwide. For 65 years, the institute has been a trusted source for the study of sexuality and for informing the world about critical issues in sex, gender and reproduction.
The Institute was founded in 1947 by pioneering sex researcher Dr. Alfred C. Kinsey, just prior to the publication of Sexual Behavior in the Human Male in 1948. Together with Sexual Behavior in the Human Female (1953), these books are known as the “Kinsey Reports”.
Today, the Institute researches sexual behavior and promotes sexual health through its publications and websites, kinseyinstitute.org and kinseyconfidential.org. The Kinsey Institute’s extensive archives, library, film, and art collections provide unique resources for scholars and for special public exhibitions of historical and contemporary art, artifacts, and photography.
Foundation for Sex Positive Culture (501c3 nonprofit)
Promoting the many ways sex is beneficial, to create a world where everyone has the freedom and resources to pursue a fulfilling and empowering sex life.
The Foundation for Sex Positive Culture promotes the many ways sex is beneficial through education, outreach, the arts, advocacy, and research programs that serve the public.
As proponents of sex positive culture, the Foundation believes that the appropriate uses of sex extend beyond reproduction. They include creating personal pleasure, bonding interpersonal relationships, promoting spiritual growth, and enhancing emotional and physical health. In a sex positive world, everyone has the freedom and resources to pursue a fulfilling and empowering sex life.
The Foundation achieves its mission through producing the Seattle Erotic Art Festival, special events, regular workshops, discussion and support groups, maintaining the Pacific Northwest Library for Sex Positive Culture, and more.
Pride Foundation (501c3 nonprofit)
Advancing equality for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community.
Pride Foundation is a Northwest philanthropic organization bringing people, ideas, and resources together to ignite change that advances equality for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community.
Pride Foundation envisions a world that honors diversity, fosters mutual respect, and celebrates complete equality.
Program initiatives include scholarships, grants, fellowships, advocacy, community leadership, the Queer Youth Capacity Building Project, and the Racial Equity Initiative.
Pride Foundation’s Tony DeBlase scholarship supports students entering the fields of sex education, sex therapy, research, or furthering the understanding of human sexuality, especially alternative sexuality.
Since 1985 more than $38.5 million has been awarded to transform our communities and culture.
Tor Project (501c3 nonprofit)
Transforming the way people think about anonymity and freedom online, and how they act to protect it.
Tor Project is free software that enables people and groups to improve their freedom, privacy, and security on the internet. Ongoing trends in law, policy, and technology threaten anonymity as never before, undermining our ability to speak and read freely online. Tor allows organizations and individuals to share information over public networks without compromising their privacy.
Tor is used every day for a wide variety of purposes by normal people, the military, journalists, law enforcement officers, activists, and many others. Individuals use Tor to keep websites from tracking them and their family members, and to connect to news outlets when censorship blocks access.
Tor is a rapidly growing and highly regarded 501c3 nonprofit, transforming the way people think about anonymity and freedom, and how they act to protect it.
Seattle Erotic Art Festival (501c3 nonprofit)
Supporting a vibrant creative community, promoting freedom of expression, and fostering sex positive culture through public celebration of the arts.
Seattle Erotic Art Festival is the flagship program of the Foundation for Sex Positive Culture. It supports a vibrant, creative community, promotes freedom of expression, and fosters sex positive culture through public celebration of the arts.
The Festival features a world-class visual art exhibition and Festival Store, dazzling performances, erotic short film, captivating literary art, interactive installations, lectures and workshops, vibrant after-parties, and more.
In June 2012, the Festival celebrated its tenth anniversary across ten days, with 8,000 attendees. In addition, the Festival has expanded to offer more events throughout the year.