Gina Ogden, PhD Obituary

Dear Folks,

I am sorry to announce the passing of my friend and colleague, Gina Ogden, PhD. Her picture and a link to her obituary are below. She had a special connection to DSREI, she was honored as the recipient of DSREI’s “Distinguished Advocacy Warrior” title.

She will be missed and the world is a better place because she walked upon it.

Peace,

Charles Moser, PhD, MD
President
Diverse Sexualities Research and Education Institute

Book Award

2020 Diverse Sexualities Book Award Competition

The Diverse Sexualities Research and Education Institute (DSREI) is pleased to announce the 2020 Diverse Sexualities Book Award competition, nominations are being invited now.

The goal of the award is to recognize the best recent book that contributes to the understanding of Diverse Sexualities (sexual identities, sexual orientations, sexual behaviors, sexual interests, gender identities, gender orientations, gender expressions, relationship identities, relationship orientations, and relationship structures not accepted by the dominant culture).

The award will be announced July 24th, 2020.

Please feel free to forward this notice copying the DSREI Book Award Chair, Peggy J. Kleinplatz, Ph.D. at kleinpla@uottawa.ca.

Eligibility Criteria

Content of the book must be related to Diverse Sexualities
The book must be in English and must have been published in the years 2017, 2018, or 2019. It may have multiple authors or be an edited work. Previously submitted books are eligible.
Authors or publishers are required to send five copies of the book for review to the members of the Book Awards Selection Committee of the Diverse Sexualities Research and Education Institute.
For further details see the information below.

Please contact Peggy J. Kleinplatz, PhD, Chair of the DSREI Book Award committee at (613) 563-0846 – not via email – for the addresses to send the books.

How to Nominate a Book

Nominations for the DSREI Book Award may come from any individual, organization, or publisher.
The deadline for submitting nominations is January 1, 2020.
Nominations of the book should be sent to:
Diverse Sexualities Research and Education Institute
2261 Market Street, #622
San Francisco, CA 94114
or send us an email.

Please call the Book Award Committee Chair, Peggy Kleinplatz, PhD, for the addresses to send the books (5 copies will be needed).  Dr. Kleinplatz can be reached at 613-563-0846.

1. THE AWARDS

Diverse Sexualities Research and Education Institute (DSREI) has established a book award to be given to the author(s) or editor(s) of the best books published in English related to the understanding Diverse Sexualities: At DSREI’s discretion two awards may be given, one for books addressed to the public and the other for books addressed to professionals (Educators, Researchers, or Clinicians).
Nominations for the DSREI Book Award should be made to the Chair who will then transmit the information to the appropriate committee members (see below).
The award winners (including multiple authors or each of the editors of an edited book where there is more than one editor) will each be given a plaque and their names will be listed on the DSREI website. There will be no monetary award.

2. FREQUENCY

The award will be given every two years.

3. THE SELECTION COMMITTEE

The awards will be made by the selection committee, chosen by the DSREI Education Advisory Committee. The members of the selection committee will be chosen by the DSREI Book Award chair in consultation with the DSREI Board of Directors. If a member of the DSREI Book Award committee has published a book that is being considered by the committee or has any potential conflict of interest, that person will absent him/herself from any deliberations concerning that book.

4. ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

Content of the books must be related to the understanding of Diverse Sexualities.
Books must have been published in the calendar years 2017, 2018, or 2019.
Books must be in English, but may have been translated from another language.
Collections of previously published works would not be eligible.
Authors/editors are eligible regardless of having previously won another book award.
Books must be readily available from bookstores, public libraries, or university presses. Self-published books will not be eligible.
The decision of the selection committee as to whether a book is eligible shall be binding.

5. CONDITIONS OF THE PRIZES

Any eligible book which is nominated for a DSREI Book Award shall not qualify unless the publisher or author(s)/editor(s) agrees to provide up to five copies of the book to DSREI at no cost for each member of the selection committee.
The publisher must agree to include in any advertising for the book that it has been awarded the DSREI Book Award, for the given year.

6. SUBMISSION PROCEDURES AND DEADLINES:

Books received after the final deadline of January 1, 2020, will not be eligible.
Receipt of submissions will be acknowledged in writing by DSREI.
Submitted books will not be returned and will remain the property of the reviewers.

7. FINALISTS

Up to five books nominated (in each category, if both popular and professional book awards are conferred) will be noted as Honorable Mentions as well as the winner(s) of the DSREI Book Award. The Award will be announced July 24, 2020 on the DSREI.org website. Publicity directed towards the public and organizations of sexuality professionals, announcing the winners of the DSREI Book Awards will be the responsibility of DSREI.
The selection committee will consider the shortlists and the winners in private deliberations. Publishers, authors, and editors should be aware that they will receive no advance notice of the finalists or the winners.
______________________________________________________________________________

DSREI Book Award Committee Chair: Peggy J. Kleinplatz, PhD (Chair) (613) 563-0846

Newsletter: September 2018

The September 2018 DSREI Newsletter
This newsletter will keep you up to date on the latest happenings at DSREI.  We originally thought we would be using a new newsletter template, but we are quickly learning that everything takes longer than expected, which is why the September newsletter is in October.  We are also open to suggestions for a catchy name for our newsletter, any ideas?

This quarter, DSREI was quite involved in the Kink Guidelines project.  A number of people associated with both groups presented a panel on the need for kink guidelines at the American Psychological Association Annual Meeting.  Our session was very well received and attended.  DSREI in partnership with Kinky Guidelines project will process donations for the group.

  • Richard Sprott (who is also a member of DSREI’s Education Committee, as well as CARAS  and TASHRA)
  • Anna Randall (who is a TASHRA Founder and a wonderful person)
  • Peter Chirnos (who initiated the Kink Knowledgeable project, to train therapists )
  • Charles Moser, hope I do not need to introduce myself again at this point.
Also at the APA meeting was Russell Stambaugh and Susan Wright (a member of the DSREI Advisory Board) from NCSF, who bestowed the 2018 Race Bannon Advocacy Award on Race Bannon (who is also on the DSREICommunity Advisory Board) in front of Harvey Milk’s old photography studio.

The 2020 Diverse Sexualities Book Award competition is underway, we already have two book submissions (or at least two publishers have said they will submit books).

DSREI became an endorser of International Pronoun Day, which is on 10/17/18, check it out.

DSREI has launched an online discussion group for researchers, educators, and clinicians who work with Diverse Sexualities, to help us all communicate.  We are happy to announce the signup on the dsrei.org website is active.

We considering other email groups to promote the mission of DSREI.  December is Diverse Sexualities Month, any ideas on how we can best publicize it.  As always, we are looking for your input.

Hopefully, the December 2018 Newsletter will be on time.

Newsletter: June 2018

The June 2018 DSREI Newsletter

This newsletter will keep you up to date on the latest happenings at DSREI.  We originally thought we would be using a new newsletter template, but we are quickly learning that everything takes longer than expected.  We are also open to suggestions for a catchy name for our newsletter, any ideas?

In May, Susan Wright (Chair of the Community Advisory Committee) and Charles Moser presented at the Positive Sexuality Conference in Burbank.  The conference was great, but one of the highlights was meeting with members of other 501(c)(3) organizations with similar goals.  The major accomplishment of the meeting was elucidating our purposes so we did not conflict with each other.  The following groups were represented at the meeting. Please check them out.

We are also working with the Kink Practice Guidelines group to create guidelines to educate therapists (among others) about working with kink clients.  The group presented at the recent 2018 AASECT conference in Colorado and another presentation is planned at the American Psychological Association conference in San Francisco in August.

Announcements

We have designated December as Diverse Sexualities month.

The International Classification of Diseases, Eleventh Edition, has removed sadomasochism, fetishistic transvestism, and fetishism from its list of diseases.  Gender Incongruence (Gender Dysphoria in the DSM-5) was moved from the Mental, Behavioural or Neurodevelopmental Disorders section to the section on Conditions Related to Sexual Health.  This is a major step forward, but with every two steps forward, there is one back.  For the first time, the Impulse Control Disorders section included Compulsive Sexual Behaviour Disorder.  To get another perspective on problems with these diagnoses, please see:

Moser, C. (2017).  ICD-11 and gender incongruence: Language is important.  Archives of Sexual Behavior, 46, 2515–2516.  DOI 10.1007/s10508-016-0936-7.  link

Moser C. (2018).  Paraphilias and the ICD-11: Progress but Still Logically Inconsistent [Letter to the editor].  Archives of Sexual Behavior, 47(4):825-826. doi: 10.1007/s10508-017-1141-z.  link

We have created the DSREI Book Award. The announcement is below and will be posted on the DSREI.org website shortly.

The Education Committee and the Board of Directors conferred the “Distinguished Advocacy Warrior” award on Gina Ogden, Ph.D. A picture of the award is below.  We plan to honor others in the coming months; we should honor those who came before us.  We are working on the criteria for our research and education awards.

Expanded Statement of Purpose:
Why do we need DSREI?  In a discussion with one of our volunteers — (you can volunteer as well) — she questioned why transgender people were an area of focus for DSREI.  She correctly pointed out that the transgender community has made significant gains recently.   Nevertheless, the gains have been made primarily for individuals who choose to transition from male to female or female to male.   The transgender community has a variety of other segments who have not received as much attention.  There are also nonbinary, gender nonconforming, gender fluid, gender queer, and agender individuals.  Part of the mission of DSREI is to support research and education about all gender configurations.  DSREI wants to increase the visibility and focus on all Diverse Sexualities — not just those that have achieved some acceptance.

Lapel Pins:
We have logo lapel pins!  It deliberately has no lettering so that people will ask about it.  We will send one to anyone who requests it under the condition that you wear it, discuss the importance of DSREI when people ask about it, and direct them to our website (https://dsrei.org).  We are requesting a donation to cover our costs, please be generous, but we will send the lapel pins whether you donate or not.  You will also need to send us your postal address, even if you think we have it.  Please see a photo of the pin and the cute little felt bag it comes in below.

2020 Diverse Sexualities Book Award Competition

The Diverse Sexualities Research and Education Institute (DSREI) is pleased to announce the 2020 Diverse Sexualities Book Award competition, nominations are being invited now.

The goal of the award is to recognize the best recent book that contributes to the understanding of Diverse Sexualities (sexual identities, sexual orientations, sexual behaviors, sexual interests, gender identities, gender orientations, gender expressions, relationship identities, relationship orientations, and relationship structures not accepted by the dominant culture).

The award will be announced July 24th, 2020.

Please feel free to forward this notice copying the DSREI Book Award Chair, Peggy J. Kleinplatz, Ph.D. at kleinpla@uottawa.ca.

Eligibility Criteria

  1. Content of the book must be related to Diverse Sexualities
  2. The book must be in English and must have been published in the years 2017, 2018, or 2019. It may have multiple authors or be an edited work. Previously submitted books are eligible.
  3. Authors or publishers are required to send five copies of the book for review to the members of the Book Awards Selection Committee of the Diverse Sexualities Research and Education Institute.
  4. For further details see the information below. For questions, please contact Peggy J. Kleinplatz, PhD, Chair of the DSREI Book Award committee at (613) 563-0846 — not via email.

How to Nominate a Book

  1. Nominations for the DSREI Book Award may come from any individual, organization, or publisher.
  2. The deadline for submitting nominations is January 1, 2020.
  3. Nominations should be sent to:

Diverse Sexualities Research and Education Institute
2261 Market Street, #622
San Francisco, CA 94114
or send us an email.

The books should be sent directly to the members of the Awards Selection Committee.

1. THE AWARDS
Diverse Sexualities Research and Education Institute (DSREI) has established a book award to be given to the author(s) or editor(s) of the best books published in English related to the understanding Diverse Sexualities: At DSREI’s discretion two awards may be given, one for books addressed to the public and the other for books addressed to professionals (Educators, Researchers, or Clinicians).
Nominations for the DSREI Book Award should be made to the Chair who will then transmit the information to the appropriate committee members (see below).
The award winners (including multiple authors or each of the editors of an edited book where there is more than one editor) will each be given a plaque and their names will be listed on the DSREI website. There will be no monetary award.

2. FREQUENCY
The award will be given every two years.

3. THE SELECTION COMMITTEE
The awards will be made by the selection committee, chosen by the DSREI Education Advisory Committee. The members of the selection committee will be chosen by the DSREI Book Award chair in consultation with the DSREI Board of Directors. If a member of the DSREI Book Award committee has published a book that is being considered by the committee or has any potential conflict of interest, that person will absent him/herself from any deliberations concerning that book.

4. ELEGIBILITY CRITERIA

  1. Content of the books must be related to the understanding of Diverse Sexualities.
  2. Books must have been published in the calendar years 2017, 2018, or 2019.
  3. Books must be in English, but may have been translated from another language.
  4. Collections of previously published works would not be eligible.
  5. Authors/editors are eligible regardless of having previously won another book award.
  6. Books must be readily available from bookstores, public libraries, or university presses. Self-published books will not be eligible.
  7. The decision of the selection committee as to whether a book is eligible shall be binding.

5. CONDITIONS OF THE PRIZES

  1. Any eligible book which is nominated for a DSREI Book Award shall not qualify unless the publisher or author(s)/editor(s) agrees to provide up to five copies of the book to DSREI at no cost for each member of the selection committee.
  2. The publisher must agree to include in any advertising for the book that it has been awarded the DSREI Book Award, for the given year.

6. SUBMISSION PROCEDURES AND DEADLINES:

  1. Books received after the final deadline of January 1, 2020, will not be eligible.
  2. Receipt of submissions will be acknowledged in writing by DSREI.
  3. Submitted books will not be returned and will remain the property of the reviewers.

7. FINALISTS

  1. Up to five books nominated (in each category, if both popular and professional book awards are conferred) will be noted as Honorable Mentions as well as the winner(s) of the DSREI Book Award. The Award will be announced July 24, 2020 on the DSREI.org website. Publicity directed towards the public and organizations of sexuality professionals, announcing the winners of the DSREI Book Awards will be the responsibility of DSREI.
  2. The selection committee will consider the shortlists and the winners in private deliberations. Publishers, authors, and editors should be aware that they will receive no advance notice of the finalists or the winners.

______________________________________________________________________________

DSREI Book Award Committee Chair:  Peggy J. Kleinplatz, PhD (Chair) (613) 563-0846

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Compliance

Dear friends and colleagues,

To be compliant with the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) law, we have updated the Diverse Sexualities Research and Education Institute (DSREI) Privacy Policy and the Terms and Conditions. Please review the new policies.

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Take care,

Charles Moser, PhD, MD
President
Diverse Sexualities Research and Education Institute

Preliminary Newsletter

16 May 2018

Dear Folks,

This is a preliminary Newsletter; the Official First Newsletter hopefully will be published in June and quarterly thereafter.  As you can imagine, launching an organization and website like this is a big task, with lots of issues.

We are already being called out, because the quotes on the website were from “4 white cishet men.”  Actually Kinsey was bisexual and Hirschfeld was gay (possibly trans).  I am not sure about the others, but at least my critics should get their facts straight (pun intended).  DSREI is about excellence in research and education, not identity politics.  Nevertheless, we are striving to add more People of Color and a variety of diverse sexuality practitioners to our committees, because we want all perspectives. The quotes used will change from time to time, so expect other identity groups to be represented.

Possibly the most complicated task for me is fundraising for DSREI.  We are giving money and awards to researchers and educators, so why should the public or even other researchers and educators want to make a donation?  Of course, without donations what we can do is quite limited.  We realize we are competing with many other deserving charities, but we feel we fill a special niche.

The rules for 501(c)(3) charities require that a significant amount of money raised will come from small donations, so no donation is too small.  Check out our donation page to see how you can honor people or events, or get Amazon to donate without it costing you anything.

We are interested in what you would like to see from DSREI and how we can garner more support.  We have ordered lapel pins with our triangle logo.  We hope people will wear them with pride.  When people ask what it is, it is a perfect opportunity to discuss diverse sexualities.  We are thinking of other ideas, “Make America Diverse Again” baseball caps, DSREI belt buckles, mugs, etc.  We welcome your ideas.  These items will be associated with donations, but it is also a method to getting our name out there.

A number of people have asked how they can help.  Possibly the easiest way is to talk about diverse sexualities with friends, colleagues, family, and patients.  If you have any special talent (advertising, public relations, investing, fundraising, social media, etc.) we need you.  If you want to edit or write the newsletter, I will be eternally grateful.  We need people to catalog new research on diverse sexualities to create a database.  We need people to be on the lookout for innovative and excellent educational programs, to which we can refer people.  We are open to any other ideas you might have.

Take care,

Charles Moser, PhD, MD
President
DSREI

A Big and Public Thank You

A wonderful woman has spent hours and hours of unpaid time, making this website work.  She does not wish to take any personal credit, but I want to publically say thank you.  If you like the website, please send a message on this site, she will see it.

I am so lucky, she has agreed to continue on as site administrator and webmistress.  I am so indebted to her.

Thank you,

Charles Moser, PhD, MD