The silver jubilee of The Sexual Freedom Awards takes place back at Clapham Grand after a decade away from the venue.
“The Sexual Freedom Awards are an invaluable opportunity to celebrate and uplift the people and groups fighting tirelessly for sexual freedom while facing invisibility and marginalisation. The Awards will be showcasing the pioneering work of our industry, and after 25 years, we are more committed than ever to stand for the sexual freedom of everyone.” – Judge Chairman Kim Loliya
The Sexual Freedom Awards, an annual celebration of sexual expression and erotic artistry, celebrates its 25th anniversary on Monday 25th November 2019. The gong show, which celebrates campaigners, educators, sex workers, artists and activists have been running since 1994.
This year’s event will be hosted by Charlie George, who rose to fame as a finalist at 2018’s Pride’s Got Talent. George, a former dancer, circus performer and winner of Leicester Square Best New Comedian in 2018, is ecstatic to be taking part.
“I’m so excited to be working with such liberated people” she states “I cannot wait to make people laugh and feel the joy that comedy brings to such an auspicious occasion!” George has been described as a unique, hilarious talent, and as ‘an 18th-century white man trapped in the body of a queer brown lady’.
The ceremony will include a panel of judges chaired by Kim Loliya, Sex Educator and Coach. There is a huge diversity in the groups and people involved including Charlotte Rose who was Sex Worker of the Year 2013 and member of Sex Workers Opera, Dan Glass, Activist of the Year 2017 and founder of the new Aids Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT UP) London Chapter and Professor Claire De Than, Ally of the Year 2015, Legal Academic and Law Commissioner.
The Sexual Freedom Awards is also an annual fundraiser for The Outsiders Trust, a non-profit organisation which supports people who are physically or socially disabled and this year, the Trust will be celebrating 40 years of support, peer networking and social events. The SFAs continue to change lives for the better ‘as a previous winner of the awards, I cannot stress the importance of recognition within an already stigmatised industry’ advises sexual freedom activist and sex worker Charlotte Rose.
There are nine separate awards set to be handed out at this year’s ceremony, with an online nomination form still open for submissions. The 2019 SFAs will celebrate winners in the following categories:
· Ally of the Year
· Pioneer of the Year
· Activist of the Year
· Sex Worker of the Year
· Striptease Artist of the Year
· Performance of the Year
· Event of the Year
· Somatic Sexologist of the Year
Tickets are available now for the event, which will be held at The Grand in Clapham on 25th November 2019. Early bird ticket prices will be available until October 25th, with prices ranging from £20 – £24, with balcony boxes available. All attendees must be at least 18 years of age Doors will open at 7 pm for a 7:30 pm start.