Red Robinson at the Submit Dungeon, Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY
This photo is from the Addresses Project which investigates lesbian + queer space and memory in New York City from the early 1900s to the present day through map-making, oral history interviews, ephemera and portraiture.
Red Robinson is a kink personality, BDSM consultant and founder of Throb and SPAM parties as well as Submit (Brooklyn’s BDSM and sex party for women and trans Folks). Over the last twenty years, Red has taught BDSM and sex education classes both privately and professionally at Smith College, Black Rose, TES Fest, Lesbian Sex Mafia, IMSL, F.I.S.T. and Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival among others. For the past eight years she has been a coordinator for the International Ms. Leather conference, the world’s largest organization for leather women and their allies. Red is a pioneering activist, community leader and mentor. She has created and held space for safe sex and kink practices against many-an-obstacle (https://clavichord-flugelhorn-k9zm.squarespace.com/memory/red-robinson).