Black Rose (BDSM organization)

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Black Rose is a contemporary BDSM organization based in Washington, D.C.. It was founded in June 1987 as a support group for the BD/SM, TS and other alternative sexuality communities in the Washington, DC area. The Black Rose hosts, among other things, educational classes addressing BDSM activities, issues, and safety. The Black Rose is a place where alternative sexual expression is welcomed and accepted. The organization also hosts monthly socials and, beginning with BR10 in 1997,an annual national convention for the BDSM community.

Special interest groups[edit]

Black Rose includes several special interest groups:

  • Bondage Group
  • CATS (Cultural, Arts & Theatre Social)
  • D/s Discussion Group
  • Edge Play
  • Queer
  • Spirituality (spiritual concepts related to BDSM activities, relationships and lifestyles)
  • Teathers and Feathers (tickling)
  • The Next Generation (age 19–35)


Among its other activities Black Rose annually grants several awards:

  • Community Elder Award
  • Community Service Award
  • Membership Service Award
  • Vaughan Keith National Educator Award

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