Unitarian Universalist Association: Make it clear: Alt-Sex UUA employees deserve protections, too!
  • Petitioned Rev. Peter Morales

This petition was delivered to:

President, UUA
Rev. Peter Morales
Chief Operating Officer, UUA
Rev. Harlan Limpert
Moderator and Chief Governance Officer, UUA
Jim Key
LGBTQ and Multicultural Ministries Program Manager, UUA
Annette Marquis
Director of Human Resources, UUA
Rob Molla (Director of Human Resources, UUA)

Unitarian Universalist Association: Make it clear: Alt-Sex UUA employees deserve protections, too!

    1. Petition by

      Friends of Leather & Grace

In April 2013, a delegation from Leather & Grace ~ Unitarian Universalists for BDSM Awareness met with the Trustees and senior administrators of the Unitarian Universalist Association, to share concerns and engage in dialogue.

One major issue was the work environment at UUA headquarters.Some UUA employees had reported being silenced merely for identifying with alternative sexuality communities, or sharing educational information about kink or polyamory.

In discussing this with Board members and UUA senior administrators, one of the Trustees recommended that a proactive memo be sent to all employees of the UUA, clarifying that the Association’s nondiscrimination policy applies to all sexual identities, including kink and polyamory, and identifying boundaries for appropriate office behavior.Senior administrators responded positively to the idea of sending such a memo.

Since that meeting, the leadership of Leather & Grace has followed up with UUA leadership, and even drafted proposed content for this memo – and still the UUA has not issued a clarifying memo to their staff, nor have they given any reasons why they won't do so.

The UUA and its member congregations have a proud history of inclusion, affirmation, advocacy and education for people of diverse sexual orientations.With the rise in public awareness around BDSM, kink, and other forms of consensual sexual expression, isn’t it time that this progressive faith movement catch up with the rest of society?

Tell the UUA’s Director of Human Resources, Rob Molla, and other top Unitarian Universalist leaders to make it clear that kinky and polyamorous employees have basic workplace protections at UUA headquarters.Sign this petition calling for them to issue a proactive memo as discussed, and to work with groups like Leather & Grace and UUs for Polyamory Awareness to make the UUA a safer place to work for all their employees.

To:
Rev. Peter Morales, President, UUA
Rev. Harlan Limpert, Chief Operating Officer, UUA
Jim Key, Moderator and Chief Governance Officer, UUA
Annette Marquis, LGBTQ and Multicultural Ministries Program Manager, UUA
Rob Molla (Director of Human Resources, UUA), Director of Human Resources, UUA
Make it clear: Alt-Sex UUA employees deserve protections, too!

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • Eric Bloomberg BROOKLYN, NY
      • 6 months ago

      As a psychotherapist in private practice, I have seen the effects of ongoing discrimination and prejudice against members of many communities, especially when it occurs in their workplaces. It is no less a problem for adults who engage in consensual sexual expression through BDSM and fetishism. Mental health professionals are already moving forward in understanding and affirmation, as evidenced by the recent changes in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of the American Psychiatric Association. This progressive organization can and should follow suit.

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    • Eric Bloomberg BROOKLYN, NY
      • 6 months ago

      As a psychotherapist in private practice, I have seen the effects of discrimination and prejudice against individuals of diverse groups, especially when those stresses are present in their workplaces. It is no less serious for people who consensually express their sexuality through BDSM and fetishism. Mental health professionals have already taken strides to support and assist this new minority, as evidenced by the recent changes in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of the American Psychiatric Association. Your organization can and should follow our lead, and set an example for others to follow.

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    • Wesley Jolly YORKTOWN, VA
      • 8 months ago

      It is important that we all be allowed to find our own path to the cosmic all, whether it be in silent meditation or on an ordeal path.

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    • Morgan Johnstone SOMERVILLE, MA
      • 11 months ago

      Signing & sharing.

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    • Andrejka Coklyat BEAVERTON, OR
      • 11 months ago

      Everybody needs to be free to explore and express themselves. Everyone in the workplace needs to be secure they will be treated equally regardless of their sexual activities.

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