Our team of judges (or Grand Jury of Conspicuous Sexuality as they have been called) are selected for their knowledge, skills and influence in the field of sexuality and for their belief in the value of erotic performance and sexual services. After realising how difficult it is to have judges in different parts of the world, we now only invite experts who live in or around London, or those who are willing to travel to London for meetings. Generally, each judge takes on a specific operational role as well as acting as a judge. All judges donate their time for free in order to maximise the amount of money raised for the Outsider's Trust. Judges themselves may not be nominated for an award.

Here is our wonderful panel for 2017!

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Emy Fem

Sex worker, activist, performer & workshop facilitator

A sex worker activist, sex-positive workshop facilitator and sex worker, Emy performs in various shows around the topic of sex work and sex positivity as the Sex Workers Opera and Black Circus and create an own show named Sex Work Works. She created a peer network for trans*sex workers, is based in Berlin and is active "wherever it makes sense". She also offers art workshops for sex workers. You can view some of her projects at: https://emyfem.net/ https://sexworkworks.tumblr.com https://sexworkstoriesworkshop.tumblr.com/ http://transsexworks.com/?lang=en_GB


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Fiona Gilbertson

Sex worker rights activist with SCOT-PEP & founder of Recovering Justice

Fiona is a human rights activist, lobbyist and and campaigner on the board of SCOT-PEP, a charity dedicated to the promotion of sex workers’ rights, safety, and health, SCOT-PEP are a proud and active member of the global movement for sex worker rights who won the Activist of the Year category on 2016.

Fiona founded a charity called Recovering Justice that campaigns for changes to the current drug policy, lobbying for reform and an end to prohibition. She has been involved in human rights projects mainly around HIV /sex work and drug laws for over 25 years.

Fiona says "I am a former sex worker, in various areas and stripping was a passion for 20 years. I love these awards they inspire and nourish me diverse communities coming together to celebrate connection, express love and defy stereotypes." Read more about SCOT-PEP at http://www.scot-pep.org.uk/


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Joy Isdancing

Joy won the Stripper of the Year Award in 2008 and danced a decade in London, seeing also the first baby steps of the East London Stripper Collective (ELSC). Before dancing, her background was in the arts & events, mainly film.

Her main industry is now in health & well-being.


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Kian de la Cour (Chair)

Erotic Pioneer and Certified Sexological Bodyworker

Kian was one of our original judges in 1994, having been a volunteer for the Sex Maniac's Ball and Sexual Freedom Coalition. He is a Certified Somatic Sex Educator, Cuddle Party facilitator, surrogate, and as co-founder with Katie Sarra of the Sea School of Embodiment, teacher of Consensual Touch™ and Sexological Bodywork™ trainings. He is Chair of the Association of Somatic and Integrative Sexologists. You can find out more about his work here.


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Kim Loliya

Somatic Sex Educator and Editor

Kim is a Somatic Sex Educator who specialises in treating pelvic pain with holistic coaching and bodywork. Kim also facilitates workshops and panel debates on a variety of topics and is the Editor of sexpluszine.com, a sex positive magazine that shares real stories and rewrites narratives around sex and sexuality. With a passion for inclusivity and making the industry more accessible, Kim leads Diversity For Sexuality Professionals - a practitioner group that provides support and best practice to widen access to sexuality-based services and training.


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Myles Jackman

Lawyer specialising in Obscenity Law

Myles is the Law Society’s Junior Lawyer of the Year 2012 Excellence Award winner and is the only solicitor professing to specialise in sexual liberties and obscenity law. Myles has been instrumental in challenging the legal framework in which sexual morality is constrained through campaigning, activism, litigation and advocacy.

Myles is currently advising a number of UK and US adult industry businesses regarding compliance with the Authority for Television on Demand (ATVOD) and the legality of ATVOD’s actions in interpreting the Audiovisual Media Service Regulations 2014.

Myles is also currently engaged in Judicially Reviewing the Crown Prosecution Service and the Ministry of Justice on behalf of Andrew Holland, the #TigerPorn defendant, regarding their refusal to clarify the extreme pornography guidelines.


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Seani Love

Sex worker, workshop teacher, sex positive activist

This is Seani Love's first year as a judge at the Sexual Freedom Awards after being a joint winner of Sex Worker Of The Year in 2015. Seani is committed to making powerful, consensual sexual activity available to more people and as such he teaches workshops on consent, boundaries, kink and erotic ritual and also runs professional training workshops for others drawn to this way of working. Find out more about Seani Love's work at www.seanilove.com.


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Stacy Clare

Co-founding member of the East London Strippers Collective (ELSC)

Stacey isproducing this year's Sexual Freedom Awards. She won activist of the year in 2015 and in 2016 the ELSC won event of the year. She worked as a stripper for over 10 years and now produces events, working with some of the best sexual entertainers around. In 2015 she gave a Tedx talk called The Ethical Stripper. Her dream is to open an egalitarian strip club.


 

And this was our 2016 team:


Alex Feis-Bryce

CEO of National Ugly Mugs (NUM)

Alex was initially appointed in 2012 to set-up, develop and run the NUM pilot based on the consultation that had preceded his appointment and he has been running the scheme ever since, orchestrating it’s growth into a high-profile multi-award winning organisation that benefits around 10,000 sex workers in the UK.  He is a published and award-winning writer having contributed to national publications including the Independent, the Huffington Post, Total Politics and the House Magazine.

He is also a member of the National Police Working Group on Prostitution, a consultant trainer on the accredited Lime Culture Advanced Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA) training and was a guest expert judge at the 2015 Third Sector Awards.  He regularly speaks at national and international conferences and is frequently quoted in the media as an expert in his field.  In 2015, he featured on the prestigious Independent Rainbow List of the 100 most influential LGBT+ people in the UK.


Jewel

Sex Worker

Having worked in many parts of the UK, for the last 7 years Jewel has been based in Edinburgh, working with disabled people all over Scotland. This is Jewel's first attempt at being a judge in her capacity as a sex worker and she is excited to do her best. You can read more about her at www.edinburghjewel.co.uk


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Katie Sarra

Certified Sexological Bodyworker, Somatic Sex Educator and artist

Katie Sarra won Erotic Artist of the Year in 2009. She is a Certified Sexological Bodyworker, Somatic Sex Educator, artist, Art Psychotherapist, Playback Theatre performer and Cuddle Party Facilitator in training who specializes in working with people overcoming the effects of trauma. She trained and worked in the mental health system for many years before becoming involved in somatic sex education. She has trained in Tantra, Quodoushka, NLP, and many other modalities. She sponsors and assists the UK Sexological Bodywork professional training. Katie works with individuals of all genders, sexual orientations and abilities to help them find liberation from any barriers to intimacy, naturalness and sexual fulfilment and expression. Katie specialises in supporting people to reframe how they feel about themselves and their bodies to enable them to find deeper generosity and spontaneity within themselves. For the last eight years, Katie has been supporting the Outsiders organisation by working with people who are living with disabilities. Katie is passionate about the Sexual Freedom Awards and their role in celebrating pioneers and performers in the field of sexuality.  You can find out more about Katie here.


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Kian de la Cour (Chair)

Erotic Pioneer and Certified Sexological Bodyworker

Kian was one of our original judges in 1994 and is now back heading up the Judging Panel for the 2016 Sexual Freedom Awards. Kian is a Certified Somatic Sex Educator, deep tissue bodyworker and teacher of erotic massage and sensual touch workshops. In his work, he draws on extensive experience in tantra, bodywork and shamanic sexuality, having trained with some of the world's leading-edge teachers in conscious sexuality and sex coaching since he started working professionally in 1994. You can find out more about Kian here.


Mouse

Performance Artist

Mouse is one of the world's top erotic performers, famous both in the art world and in clubland. She currently works at The Box in London and in New York. Mouse has been a very vocal judge of the Awards for over 10 years and has previously won several awards including Cabaret Artist of the Year 2002.


Myles Jackman

Lawyer specialising in Obscenity Law

Myles is the Law Society’s Junior Lawyer of the Year 2012 Excellence Award winner and is the only solicitor professing to specialise in sexual liberties and obscenity law. Myles has been instrumental in challenging the legal framework in which sexual morality is constrained through campaigning, activism, litigation and advocacy.

Myles is currently advising a number of UK and US adult industry businesses regarding compliance with the Authority for Television on Demand (ATVOD) and the legality of ATVOD’s actions in interpreting the Audiovisual Media Service Regulations 2014.

Myles is also currently engaged in Judicially Reviewing the Crown Prosecution Service and the Ministry of Justice on behalf of Andrew Holland, the #TigerPorn defendant, regarding their refusal to clarify the extreme pornography guidelines.


Pye Jakobsson

Sex worker & activist

Pye Jakobsson is a sex worker and activist from Sweden. She is the co-founder of the Swedish sex workers' rights organisation Rose Alliance and president of NSWP - the Global Network of Sex Work Projects. She has been a campaigner against the so-called Swedish Model for over a decade and have presented on the topic more than 100 times. In October 2016 her second report on Sweden "Then Again They are not Totally Stupid Either" will be published, co-written with fellow activist Carina Edlund. Pye has been a vocal advocate for sex workers with multiple stigmas, especially sex workers who use drugs like herself. As a way of introduction she often presents herself as a sex working, Jewish, bisexual, drug user living with a disability to illustrate that reality is more complicated than any stereotype..

She won Sex Worker of the Year in 2009.