Provide a generally accessible, representative collection of the diverse hopes, dreams, aspirations, fantasies, and experiences of the LGBTQ+ Community as expressed on the Internet through stories and information as a resource for research, exploration, and scholarship.

Because of the above mission, the literary content of the collected works archived, and the lack of visual depictions of any sexual conduct (involving adults or minors), this site is protected free speech under the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution by the following U.S. Supreme Court tests:

Obscenity

defined as speech that

  • describes or depicts (in words or pictures) sexual conduct in a manner that is patently offensive under contemporary community standards,
  • appeals to the prurient interest, and
  • taken as a whole, lacks serious literary, scientific, artistic, or political value,

is constitutionally UNPROTECTED. You can go to jail for distributing it (though not for possessing it). This category is fairly narrow, and excludes virtually all mere nudity, and most things that have any reasonable pretention to serious art.

Child pornography

defined as speech that

  • visually depicts
  • sexual conduct — which might include sex, masturbation, and "lewd exhibition of genitals" —
  • by actual children under the age of 18,

is constitutionally UNPROTECTED. You can go to jail for distributing it or for possessing it.

Archives of Sexual Behavior: Pornography linked to lower rates of child sex abuse.