National Coalition for Sexual Freedom

The NCSF is committed to creating a political, legal and social environment in the US that advances equal rights for consenting adults who engage in alternative sexual and relationship expressions. The NCSF aims to advance the rights of, and advocate for consenting adults in the BDSM-Leather-Fetish, Swing, and Polyamory Communities. We pursue our vision through direct services, education, advocacy, and outreach, in conjunction with our partners, to directly benefit these communities.

Carter/Johnson Library & Collection

The Carter/Johnson Library & Collection is a collective history of various communities who have chosen to live and love differently. The Library is chartered to bring this history to the communities that it serves. As the only library of its kind, it is our mission to create an interactive relationship with the stories from the past and the present and link them to future generations.

The Library collection includes thousands of leather, fetish, S/m, kink and alternate sexuality books, magazines, posters, art, newspapers, ephemera and memorabilia dating back to the 1700’s. The Carter/Johnson Library is designed to put people in touch with their history by allowing them to hold it, read it, smell it and know it.

Leather Archives & Museum

The Leather Archives & Museum is a 501(c)3 non-profit library, repository, and museum for materials related to BDSM, kink and fetish history and culture in Chicago, IL. The LA&M is open to the public Thurssday through Sunday. Contact the archivist to set up a research appointment.