CatalystCon to Host Fundraisers for

WASHINGTON CatalystCon founder Dee Dennis announced two fundraising efforts to benefit sex education and information site during next month's CatalystCon East conference.

“As a mother myself, I know about the lack of valid sexual information available to children and teenagers,” Dennis said. “Scarleteen fits perfectly with the CatalystCon message of knowledge is power. I am thrilled to give CatalystCon attendees the opportunity to fund their important work.”

Dennis has donated two tickets to a future CatalystCon Conference to be raffled off at CatalystCon East. Tickets are $5 (or five for $20) and will be available at the registration table throughout the entire weekend of CatalystCon East.

The drawing will take place during the conference’s closing remarks, although attendees need not be present to win.

The second fundraiser is a special masquerade art project, sponsored by For a $5 donation, each participant will be given a mask and access to art supplies to create a mask that represents an identity. This identity could represent the mask they feel necessary to wear on a daily basis, the identity they feel the need to hide, or the identity of the creative and sexual force they have within.

Every mask will be an effort to open the lines of communication about sexuality and freedom. All the finished masks created will be photographed at the conference and be viewable in an exclusive gallery at Each $5 mask donation will include a coupon to purchase one raffle ticket at the discounted price of $1.

“We’re so grateful to Dee Dennis and the attendees of CatalystCon for their generous help in sustaining our organization,” said Heather Corinna, executive director of Scarleteen. “As one of the pioneering sources of sex education for young people that’s not just about risks, but also about pleasure and the larger scope of sexuality, we’re delighted to be aligned with CatalystCon and the sex-positive community in our shared aim of understanding, framing, and celebrating sexuality in a positive, affirming way.”

The CatalystCon conference was created to inspire exceptional conversations about sexuality.

Information about both fundraisers may be found at