Alison Gardner Bio (2011)
Alison Gardner is an independent activist in Washington, D.C., who is applying her background as a publicist and teacher to the struggle for universal equality rights and the sexual liberation of all humankind. In 2010, with her life partner of 35 years, Dan Massey, she helped launch a new digital platform for education, advocacy, and grassroots organizing leading to a future free from discrimination based on race, sex, gender, or sexual practice between consenting adults. In September 2011, their new website was redesigned and expanded to support this work.
Alison and Dan raise tens of thousands of dollars each year by creating fundraisers in their home for their favorite causes and political candidates. Working with grassroots, direct action, and traditional organizations, Alison has been a vocal advocate for a range of issues, such as global sexual freedom rights in places like Uganda; national employment and housing non-discrimination legislation; exposing American fundamentalists who work against equality, here and abroad; ending police bias against sexual minorities, especially against people who are transgender and gender-nonconforming; and, bringing about the legalization of sex work by the establishment of a legitimate sexual healing industry.
Alison has provided pro bono PR services in 2007-8 to Pediatric AIDS/HIV Care (Washington, D.C.); the National Equality March in D.C., 2009; Woodhull Sexual Freedom Alliance, 2010; and GetEQUAL DC since 2010. She also obtained local and national publicity for last year’s Sexual Freedom Day and American Prayer Hour, a 20-city protest of the National Prayer Breakfast presented each year by right-wing politicians to forward their heavily homophobic worldwide ambitions.
Alison’s radicalization began in her teens as an anti-war activist, eventually working with Vietnam Veterans Against the War in the late 60s. She graduated from Kean College in 1970 and spent a few years as a special education teacher before turning her interest to marketing and PR, tools Alison believes play an important role in achieving full human rights everywhere.
Dan Massey Bio (2011)
Dan Massey is an independent activist committed to the creation of a New Age of liberty, freedom, justice, and equality for all people. He named this program Columbia, the traditional name of the supreme being of our American civil religion, who personifies these great ideals in our national consciousness. VenusPlusX is the project Dan employs to inform and uplift that social system, through education, training, advocacy, and communications to support and accelerate the New Age.
Dan and his life partner of 35 years, Alison Gardner, are revealing to the public a new concept of the intrinsic value of sex and gender expression, of personal erotic freedom, to replace millennia of unreasoned ignorance, fear, and hatred with the true joy of Love.
Dan and Alison host numerous fundraisers and networking events in their home and support many public LGBT events. They work closely with local and national organizations, helping forge alliances born of unity rather than uniformity.
Through his blog and archived papers on VenusPlusX.org, Dan provides a vision of the values of the New Age from varied perspectives.
Dan is a retired technology development executive, experienced in distributed simulation, artificial intelligence, mathematical linguistics, experimental psychology, and metamathematics, all of which inform his revelations of the nature, expression, and true purpose of the erotic senses, the senses through which humans may most personally know Love. A graduate of M.I.T. and Harvard, he has spent most of his professional life working to make people’s lives better through technology.Tweet