Black Rose (BDSM organization)

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Black Rose is a BDSM organization based in Washington, D.C. It was founded in June 1987 as a support group for the BDSM, TS and other alternative sexuality communities. 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.[1]

Special interest groups[edit]

Black Rose includes several special interest groups (SIGs):[2]

  • Bondage
  • Cultural, Arts & Theatre Social (CATS)
  • Hypnosis
  • Tethers and Feathers, for those interested in tickling
  • The Next Generation (TNG), for those aged 18 to 35 and their partners


Among its other activities Black Rose annually grants several awards:[3]

  • Jack McGeorge Excellence in Education
  • Membership Service Award

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