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Previous Speaking Engagements

Defender Tales: Tools for legal protection and physical protection for women
New York, NY, May 2, 2009
Healing the Womb Women's Celebration,

Activist attorney Diana Adams defends women in cases of domestic violence, family law, and sexuality discrimination. She's also a badass self-defense instructor who won a gold medal for her division in a national grappling tournament in 2008! Learn about legal resources for protecting yourself as a woman, physical power skills, and the overall empowerment and assertiveness skills to keep yourself safe in all aspects of life.

Sexual Privacy and Liberty: Sex Positive Activist Education on Marriage and More!
New York, NY, Wed Feb 18, 8:00 PM -10:00 PM
Polyamorous NYC,

The Manhattan LGBT Community Center, 208 West 13th Street In this provocative discussion, attorney and sexuality activist Diana Adams of explains the legal and political arguments in the recent same sex marriage cases, and how valorizing marriage may be pushing the queer movement into dangerously heterosexualized traditional binary monogamous marriage. Ms. Adams will discuss progressive alternatives to marriage and the possibilities for legal recognition of polyamorous relationships. Ms. Adams will also explain and answer questions about the legality of group sex and sex parties, and the importance of recent gay cruising arrests for all sex positive people!

Poly weddings? The Legal Impact of Same Sex Marriage Decisions on your Poly Family
Poly Living 2009 Conference, Philadelphia, Feb 28

As our society and government reexamine the nature of family and love relationships through same sex marriage public debate and court decisions, what is the impact on polyamory? Activist lawyer Diana Adams discusses recent state decisions on same sex marriage and their possible implications on polyamorous families, as well as options beyond marriage for creating legal and financial ties for three or more.

Sex in the Courtroom: Child Custody and Sexual Civil Rights
New York, NY, Tues March 24, 7:30 PM – 11:00 PM
The Eulenspiegel Society (TES)
260 W 36th, 3rd Floor

Kink-friendly attorney Diana Adams, Esq. tells about her experiences defending parents involved with BDSM and polyamory in child custody cases throughout New York, and how kinky sexuality is inappropriately and unfairly conflated with immorality and emotional instability. Ms. Adams will also be prepared to explain and discuss the larger history of obscenity and constitutional law.