NAMBLA: WHERE WE STAND

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  1. tom hennessy

    tom hennessy Guest

    The North American Man/Boy Love Association is both political and
    educational. We work to organize support for boys and men who have or
    desire consensual sexual and emotional relationships and to educate
    society on their positive nature. We speak out against the oppression
    endured by men and boys who love one another and support the right of
    all people to consensual intergenerational relationships. Throughout
    most of Western history (and not only Western), man/boy love has been
    the primary form of homoeroticism, and it is this love for which NAMBLA
    stands. NAMBLA was founded in 1978, within Boston's gay and lesbian
    community, in response to a witch hunt against man/boy lovers in that
    city. Since then, NAMBLA has worked to build a community of support
    through our publications and conferences. Our spokespeople raise
    awareness of the issue in the media and academia, before community
    groups, and among the general public. While NAMBLA's members represent a
    diversity of backgrounds and politics, we all share a libertarian,
    humanistic attitude on sexuality. We believe that sex is good and
    wholesome and that it is an important medium of personal expression.
    NAMBLA condemns sexual abuse in all forms of coercion. We insist there
    is a distinction between coercive and consensual sex. Laws that focus
    only on the age of the participants fail to capture that distinction,
    for they ignore the quality of the relationship. Differences in age do
    not preclude mutual, loving interaction between persons any more than
    differences in race or class. Some existing laws criminalize sexual
    relationships that are loving and fully consensual. These laws are ill-
    conceived and morally repugnant. As is our right, we advocate their
    repeal. Nothing that we speak or write about is intended to advocate or
    counsel the violation of such laws. NAMBLA calls for the empowerment of
    youth in all areas, not just the sexual. We are against arbitrary
    constraints on the rights and freedom of all, young and old. We support
    greater economic, political, and social opportunities for young people
    and denounce the rampant ageism that segregates and isolates them in
    fear and mistrust.
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    North American Man/Boy Love Association NAMBLA's legal and for real !!
    USD $35/year, $50 overseas, $5 Sample to: NAMBLA Dept TB PO Box 174
    Midtown Station New York, NY 10018-0174 USA NEW WEB SITE:
    http://www.nambla.org/
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    tom hennessy, Sep 22, 2003
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