Joseph Ariadne "Ari" Kane-Demaios is the founder of the Outreach Institute for Gender Studies and was the main coordinator for Fantasia Fair aka Fan/Fair from 1975-2001, as well as a sex and gender studies educator and activist. The materials within the Ariadne Kane Outreach Institute for Gender Studies Collection chronicle Ari's outreach work via the Institute, in addition to documents and audio and visual tapes collected from Fan/Fair. The collection is separated into two series: Fantasia Fair (1977-2001) and Sex and Gender Education (1974-2001).
Series I, Fantasia Fair, documents the planning, preparation, and execution of Fantasia Fair, the longest running annual event for crossdressers, transgenders, and transsexuals in the world. This series includes correspondence, pamphlets, and newsletters, photographs, audio and video tapes, and is arranged alphabetically.
Series II, Sex and Gender Education, documents the activities of organizations, conventions, and of public outreach programs in which Kane was involved, including the Outreach Institute for Gender Studies, the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists, the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, and the International Foundation for Gender Education. This series includes documents and specialty items, such as trophies and plaques, and is arranged alphabetically.