QLAS classes are welcoming regardless of gender expression or sexual orientation.
A sliding scale donation of $5 - $20 is requested at classes to cover expenses.
In aligning with our mission this educational space is intended for
and will be held for QLAS members, pledges, and LGBTQIA+ individuals.
We will not be inspecting identities, however respectful, non-discriminatory,
consent based behavior is required for attendance/participation.
Trauma-Informed Negotiation and Consent
with Cody Coyote
Tuesday, June 9th
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Via Zoom
- 6:45 pm Room open
- 7:50 pm Announcements
- 8:00 pm Presentation
- 8:30 pm Open Social Time
- 9:00 pm Room closed
More and more, our society continues to understand how trauma shapes our very lives and relationships. This is especially true in the leather, kink, and BDSM communities as we consider what to do if a partner becomes “triggered.” Join cody as they unpack the meanings behind “trauma,” “negotiation,” and “consent” and facilitate interactive discussion of how we may navigate discussions of negotiation and consent with trauma in mind. The purpose of this discussion is for participants to begin understanding how trauma can unexpectedly rear its head in relationships and play, and what steps they can take to adequately prepare and address those situations when they arise.
Important Note - The discussion is a safe space; however, given the nature of the class’s theme, you are strongly encouraged to prepare a respite plan ahead of time in the event you become triggered.
cody coyote (they/them) is a sweet-pea baby leather butch with femme tendencies. Originally from the Mojave Desert, they moved to Sacramento in 2000. they became proactive in the local leather and kink scene in 2018 and haven’t looked back. Although the elusive cody coyote is spotted working the bootblack stand at the Bolt or serving as keyholder for QLAS at the Lavender Library, this is their first educational class (with hopefully more to come)! they currently serve as secretary for Lavender Library, Archives, and Cultural Exchange and as theirstorian (historian) for Queer Leather Association Sacramento.