North American Man/Boy Love Association

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The North American Man/Boy Love Association (NAMBLA) is a pedophilia and pederasty advocacy organization in the United States.wikipedia
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David Thorstad

It was co-founded by historian David Thorstad.
David Thorstad (born June 6, 1941) is an American political activist engaged with pro-pederast and pro-pedophile activism within the North American Man/Boy Love Association (commonly known as NAMBLA), of which he was a founding member.

Age of consent reform

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It works to abolish age-of-consent laws criminalizing adult sexual involvement with minors and campaigns for the release of men who have been jailed for sexual contacts with minors that did not involve what it considers coercion.
Groups advocating child sexual abuse and the abolishment of age of consent laws include NAMBLA and HeartProgress in the United States and Vereniging Martijn in the Netherlands.

List of pedophile and pederast advocacy organizations

IPCEInternational Paedophile and Child Emancipationpedophile and pederast advocacy organization
NAMBLA was the largest group in IPCE, an international pro-pedophile activist organization.

Harry Hay

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In the following years, gay rights groups tried to block NAMBLA’s participation in gay pride parades, prompting leading gay rights figure Harry Hay to wear a sign proclaiming "NAMBLA walks with me" as he participated in a 1986 gay pride march in Los Angeles.
Controversially, Hay was an active supporter of the North American Man/Boy Love Association (NAMBLA), a pedophile advocacy organization.

Mike Echols

Mike Echols, the author of I Know My First Name Is Steven, infiltrated NAMBLA and recorded his observations in his book, which was published in 1991.
Echols infiltrated NAMBLA and wrote of his experience in I Know My First Name is Steven.

American Civil Liberties Union

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The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) stepped in to defend NAMBLA as a free speech matter; it won a dismissal because NAMBLA is organized as an unincorporated association rather than a corporation.
A major source of criticism are legal cases in which the ACLU represents an individual or organization that promotes offensive or unpopular viewpoints, such as the Ku Klux Klan, Neo-Nazis, Nation of Islam, North American Man/Boy Love Association, Westboro Baptist Church or Unite the Right rally.

Pederasty

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The North American Man/Boy Love Association (NAMBLA) is a pedophilia and pederasty advocacy organization in the United States.

International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association

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In 1993, the International Lesbian and Gay Association (ILGA) achieved United Nations consultative status.
However, that status was suspended in 1994 after a campaign led by Jesse Helms focussing on NAMBLA's membership of ILGA.

Steven Stayner

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Mike Echols, the author of I Know My First Name Is Steven, infiltrated NAMBLA and recorded his observations in his book, which was published in 1991.
In the epilogue to his book, Echols describes how he infiltrated NAMBLA.

Chicken Hawk: Men Who Love Boys

He appeared in Chicken Hawk: Men Who Love Boys, produced and directed by Adi Sideman, a documentary in which members of NAMBLA were interviewed and presented defenses of the organization.
The film profiles members of the pedophile/pederasty organization North American Man/Boy Love Association (NAMBLA) who discuss sexual relationships between men and boys below the age of consent.

Cartman Joins NAMBLA

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In the episode, Cartman, in search of more mature friends, accidentally joins the "North American Man/Boy Love Association" (NAMBLA), and puts all the boys of South Park in jeopardy as a result.

Vereniging Martijn

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In 1994, ILGA expelled NAMBLA— the first U.S.-based organization to be a member —as well as Vereniging Martijn and Project Truth, because they were judged to be "groups whose predominant aim is to support or promote pedophilia".

Bill Andriette

As of 1996, he was the spokesman of the North American Man/Boy Love Association (NAMBLA).

Allen Ginsberg

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Allen Ginsberg, poet and father of the Beat Generation, was an affiliated member of NAMBLA.
Ginsberg was a supporter and member of the North American Man/Boy Love Association (NAMBLA), a pedophilia and pederasty advocacy organization in the United States that works to abolish age of consent laws and legalize sexual relations between adults and children.

Chickenhawk (gay slang)

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The usage was publicized by members of the controversial group NAMBLA in the 1994 documentary film Chicken Hawk: Men Who Love Boys, although Time magazine reported it in this sense in 1975.

Perverted-Justice

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Since then, the organization has dwindled to only a handful of people, with many members joining online pedophile networks, according to Xavier Von Erck, director of operations at the anti-pedophile organization Perverted-Justice.

Anita Bryant

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Events such as Anita Bryant's 1977 "Save Our Children" campaign and a police raid of a Toronto-area newspaper, The Body Politic, for publishing "Men Loving Boys Loving Men" set the stage for the founding of NAMBLA.

Save Our Children

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Events such as Anita Bryant's 1977 "Save Our Children" campaign and a police raid of a Toronto-area newspaper, The Body Politic, for publishing "Men Loving Boys Loving Men" set the stage for the founding of NAMBLA.

Toronto

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Events such as Anita Bryant's 1977 "Save Our Children" campaign and a police raid of a Toronto-area newspaper, The Body Politic, for publishing "Men Loving Boys Loving Men" set the stage for the founding of NAMBLA.

The Body Politic (magazine)

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Events such as Anita Bryant's 1977 "Save Our Children" campaign and a police raid of a Toronto-area newspaper, The Body Politic, for publishing "Men Loving Boys Loving Men" set the stage for the founding of NAMBLA.

Revere, Massachusetts

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In December 1977, police raided a house in the Boston suburb Revere.

Statutory rape

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Twenty-four men were arrested and indicted on over 100 felony counts of the statutory rape of boys aged eight to fifteen., Suffolk County District Attorney Garrett H. Byrne found the men had used drugs and video games to lure the boys into a house, where they photographed them as they engaged in sexual activity.

Garrett H. Byrne

Twenty-four men were arrested and indicted on over 100 felony counts of the statutory rape of boys aged eight to fifteen., Suffolk County District Attorney Garrett H. Byrne found the men had used drugs and video games to lure the boys into a house, where they photographed them as they engaged in sexual activity.

Boston (magazine)

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Commenting on this issue, Boston magazine described NAMBLA as "the most despised group of men in America", which was "founded mostly by eccentric, boy-loving leftists".