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Newsletter: December 2018

December is Diverse Sexualities Month and we are making a fundraising push to make a good year a great year.  December is DSREI’s birthday, we are one year old.  We have worked hard and have many plans for next year.

If you go to the website, on the DSREI Donor Page you will see everyone who donated to us this first year.   This page will be kept for posterity, but a new page will start in 2019. Everyone who donates in December will be listed on the page for 2018 and 2019.  If you donate $2500.00 or more in 2018 you will be a “Founding Partner” and will be acknowledged every year.

If you want to see how much you donated already (donations are cumulative), please go to the Donation History Page page, and follow the instructions.  If having problems, let us know and we will help.

DSREI is working with Kink Guidelines group to create guidelines for helping professionals working with clients with Diverse Sexualities.  DSREI is also supporting the American Psychological Association’s The Society for the Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity (Division 44) Consensual Non-Monogamy Task Force.  We look forward to working with these and similar groups to fulfill our mission.

The DSREI Forum is up and running. check us out .

Charles Moser and Mary Moss (both DSREI Board Members) are working with CARAS’ Institution Review Board (IRB).  IRBs are part of the process to do research and protect research subjects.  In the past IRBs associated with universities or other groups have been particularly hard on projects involving Diverse Sexualities strangling research.  We join with CARAS to help researchers create better research and protect the rights of the research subjects.

We are negotiating with the International Academy of Sex Research to give an award for the best student abstract pertaining to Diverse Sexualities at their annual conference in Mexico City.  More information about this award in our next newsletter.