Our Mission

As the national trade association to the adult entertainment and pleasure products industry, our mission is to lead, protect, and support the growth and well-being of businesses and workers in the adult industry, as well as the communities to which they belong.

Our Vision

FSC’s vision is of a world in which the international adult industry, its workers and businesses, have equal rights, protections, and freedoms under the law; and where all people are protected from exploitation, and empowered by age-appropriate sexual health education.

Growth

Our membership base includes representatives of every sector and almost every major company in the adult industry. Whether you are a business or an industry worker: We are not only the first line of defense in protecting your business, we’re also an incredible resource for growing and expanding it.

Reputation

The FSC is made up of the leaders of the adult pleasure products and film industry, and FSC members follow the industry code of ethics. When you join the coalition, and display the “FSC approved Member” certificate on your website, it’s a signal to others that you’re a reputable, dependable business partner.

Know-How

Protect your business by tapping into collective knowledge – Whether it’s our powerful PASS protocols, bloodborne pathogen plan, 2257 software, or preferential access to attorneys, tax, payroll or HR professionals, the FSC has a huge repository of knowledge and experience that can save you time and trouble.

Partnerships

Free Speech Coalition has the power to secure deals that an individual small business is unable to do on its own, so as an FSC member, you can get preferred pricing with payment processors, access to banks and credit unions, and numerous other ways to increase your purchasing power.

The Best Defense

As a member of the FSC, your battles become our battles. As the trade association, we have access to and regularly meet with legislators and regulators, newspaper editorial boards, medical experts and lobbyists. As a member of the FSC, you’ll be part of the most powerful and influential voice for adult in the world. We are in this battle together, but we can’t do it without you. The adult industry is facing challenges on multiple fronts, nationally and internationally. We have the ability to fight and win, as we’ve done so many times in the past, but only if we band together. United we stand, divided we fall.

History

FSC’s history reaches back far beyond its inception in 1991. Learn about milestones, set backs, and defining moments of the adult industry trade association.

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of the trade association is comprised of thirteen industry representatives. Board elections are held every year for half of the board seats.

Programs

FSC is committed to designing and expanding programs that protect, enhance, support, and help guide businesses, industry workers, and the communities we work with and for.

Membership

Whether you are a business or an industry worker: We are not only the first line of defense in protecting your business, we’re also an incredible resource for growing and expanding it.

Officially founded in 1991, the Free Speech Coalition (FSC) is the trade association of the adult entertainment industry based in the United States.

Our organization functions as a resource, a leader, and a tool for the communities that we serve. We take pride in fighting to alleviate the social stigma, misinformation, and discriminatory policies that affect those who work in and adjacent to the adult industry.

For more than twenty five years we have been fighting and winning impossible battles, from the Supreme Court to the ballot box and back again. Our industry is almost constantly facing scrutiny and attacks, but we have seen firsthand that when we come together and fight, we win.

Our industry is home to some of the world’s greatest innovators and thought leaders–much of the technology currently used to experience the Internet via streaming video content, subscription pay sites, and on demand downloads were pioneered by the adult industry years before Netflix and Hulu.

Though the adult industry is often used as a scapegoat for society’s ills, our industry is made of workers who deserve the same liberties, freedoms, and opportunities as any other worker or business owner in this country. Despite the stigma we face as an industry, our resilient and powerful communities have been able to survive and thrive even in the face of discrimination and harassment.

When we harness that power, and aim it toward a common goal, we’ve shown we can succeed.

From programs like the Performer Availability Screening Services (PASS) and the Performer Subsidy fund, which enable adult film performers to work safely while maintaining medical privacy and mitigating costs, to the David vs. Goliath battle we successfully waged to defeat California Proposition 60, the FSC has been, and continues to be the foremost organization fighting for the rights of adult industry workers, and we plan to continue doing so in perpetuity, until our industry is given the rights and respect it has been historically denied.

Eric Paul Leue

Eric Paul Leue

Executive Director

Eric is a long-time HIV/LGBTQQI activist, HIV Commissioner for LA County, and a staunch advocate for progressive and science-based approaches to sex, sexual health, sexual wellness, and equal rights.

Leue has extensive experience in both nonprofit and for-profit arenas. He has managed sales, budgets and fundraising for multinational corporations, nonprofit organizations and his own successful businesses.

He has been named one of the “Top HIV Advocates of 2015” by HIV Plus magazine, one of the Advocate’s “40 Under 40” that same year, has been recognized by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti for his “Untiring Advocacy” and “Exemplary Service”, and was awarded the prestigious “Rainbow Key Award” of the City of West Hollywood.

Mike Stabile

Mike Stabile

Director of Communications

Mike Stabile is a journalist and documentary filmmaker who has written about and advocated for sex workers and sexual speech for over a decade. His work has been published in a wide range of publications, including the Daily Beast, Salon, Buzzfeed, Playboy and the New York Times. Seed Money, his documentary on pornographer philanthropist Chuck Holmes was named one of the Best Documentaries of 2015 by The Advocate.

Stabile founded Polari Media to help non-traditional communities and businesses better communicate with a mainstream audience. He has handled communications for the Free Speech Coalition since 2013.

Siouxsie Q

Siouxsie Q

Director of Policy and Industry Relations

Siouxsie got her start in the business dancing at the unionized Lusty Lady Theater in San Francisco, and has worked as a performer in adult films since 2012, garnering two AVN Award Nominations and a Feminist Porn Award. During that time, she has been an unrelenting advocate for the rights of all workers, regardless of their industry.

Siouxsie Q is an author, weekly columnist for SF Weekly, and the creator of The Whorecast, a podcast network showcasing the diverse voices of the adult industry. She has lectured extensively on sex and sex work, and is regularly quoted and featured in the mainstream media, including CNN, USA Today, Cosmopolitan, Wired, Buzzfeed and America with Jorge Ramos. Her first book, Truth, Justice, and the American Whore, was published this year through 3L Media to rave reviews.