Are you concerned that puritan thought is dominating the dialogue on issues related to sex and gender, related communities, and their intersections with art and culture? Make a difference by donating to the Center for Sex & Culture, a non-profit dedicated to exploring and preserving knowledge and materials about sex and gender.
The Center for Sex & Culture is a San Francisco-based nonprofit organization that believes sex is an essential part of human life, learning, and culture.
We are an all-volunteer community space with an influence that goes far beyond our physical location in the Bay Area. Please help, and help again by passing it on--we are so grateful to you!
More about what we do: Via our library, archive, gallery, and performance/classroom space we preserve information and artifacts (relevant to the Bay Area and beyond), promote learning, and provide resources related to sex, sexuality and gender, the histories and cultural significance of these, and the intersection of sex and the arts. This is our core work because a better understanding of all of those integral human elements can only result in a better understanding of ourselves, as well as a higher quality of life for all.
Our space serves as meeting place and community center for organizations and projects relevant to people across the sexuality and gender spectrum. We host interns from colleges and universities around the world, contributing to their knowledge of sexuality-related issues. We fiscally sponsor smaller organizations and projects so that they are able to add their own value to the communities we serve and the knowledge base we seek to protect. (These sponsorships include Scarleteen, so we can make a difference to youth even though our space is adults-only.) We are especially happy to sponsor writing classes and other workshops that support new sexual culture-making. We believe there are more stories to be told about sexuality and gender and that these are all important.
Sexuality-related knowledge is among the most evanescent and hard to preserve; it is often not taken seriously. CSC collects everything from academic to pop-culture materials because all of it helps us understand the issues and trends that make up our changing sexual history. Please be part of that history by supporting us!
Opening show for Safe Sex Bang
, the Buzz Bense collection of HIV/AIDS & safer sex posters. Pictured (l-r):
Gallery Director Dorian Katz; Safe Sex Bang
catalog editor Alex Fialho; CSC cofounder and director Carol Queen PhD; Director of Collections Marlene Hoeber; collection donor Buzz Bense.