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International Day of Families

The International Day of Families, annually held on May 15, celebrates the importance of families and the work started during the International Year of Families.  The official theme for 2015 is “Family First:  Reinforcing family cohesion, harmony and solidarity and increasing cooperation for a concerted family-centered policies as a comprehensive approach to development.”  Twenty years ago,…

When 8 Adults and 3 Children Are a Family

Justice Alito used them as a scare tactic, but why doesn’t the law recognize unusual family configurations? During the recent Supreme Court hearing on same-sex marriage,Justice Samuel Alito questioned if finding for the plaintiffs would open the door to marriages of multiple partners. Most considered the rejoinder more quip than question, a reduction ad absurdumof…

WOW!  Have we got Summit news for you!

How could we make Woodhull’s 2016 Sexual Freedom Summit even bigger and better than 2015?  That was the question we were asking ourselves.  And we got the answer!  Beginning Wednesday evening, 8/12 and continuing all day Thursday, 8/13, Dr. Patti Britton and Dr. Robert Dunlop will be conducting their world-renowned SAR right at the Summit….

Richard D. Moore III and Metis Black Join Board of Directors of Woodhull Sexual Freedom Alliance

WASHINGTON — The Woodhull Sexual Freedom Alliance recently elected Richard Moore and Metis Black to its board of directors. The nonprofit Woodhull Sexual Freedom Alliance works to advance the recognition of sexual, gender, and family diversity, not just recognizing diversity but working for justice through advocacy, education and action in the framework of human rights….

Sex, lives and disability

What can disabled bodies teach us about sex, and why should we listen? Katharine Quarmby reports.   Millie Dollar sashays onto the stage in a green, feathered dress to conclude the evening’s entertainment with a sultry burlesque routine. The capacity audience at the ornate Epstein Theatre in Liverpool is enraptured by her sensual beauty. Burlesque,…

Defend the Right to Love

On this Valentine’s Day, commit to defending and respecting the human right to love. The expression of love looks different across cultures and among individuals. But we can all agree that it’s hard to cultivate love when we are denied our basic human rights. Access to love is blocked when these rights are not respected,…

Woodhull Urges President Obama to Adequately Fund HIV Programs!

HIV/AIDS has not gone away.  New HIV infections continue to climb and the number of people needing care and treatment are increasing.  According to the Center for Disease Control, More than 1.2 million people in the United States are living with HIV, and almost 1 in 7 (14%) are unaware of their status. Gay and…

What happens if we lose when SCOTUS rules on same-sex marriage?

If the Supreme Court were to rule in the cases in which it today granted review that the U.S. Constitution does not protect same-sex couple’s right to marry and does not require states to respect marriages same-sex couples lawfully have entered in other jurisdictions, a number of issues would arise. With respect to same-sex couples…

DON’T PANIC! We’re extending the deadline!

2015 Sexual Freedom Summit Workshop Proposals DEADLINE EXTENDED!  JANUARY 28, 2014 We heard you!  We know the holidays just finished and it’s been cold and icy (or hot and humid) and you really, really REALLY meant to send in your proposal, and anyway, it’s also the flu season.  So we’re extending the deadline by 14 days…

‘God Loves Women Who Have Abortions': The Religious Abortion Advocates That History Forgot

The year was 1967, and too many women were dying. The New York legislature had just failed to pass an incremental reform to the state’s strict anti-abortion law, leaving the status quo in place. At that time, deaths resulting from illegal abortions accounted for 42 percent of New York City’s maternal mortality rate. While wealthy…

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  • Sex Work

    Sex Work

    Sex work refers to a wide range of activity where sexual interaction is explicitly exchanged for something of value.

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    Sexual Speech & Expression

    WSFA firmly believes that human beings possess a fundamental right to develop and express their sexuality.

  • Sexual Health & Rights

    Sexual Health & Rights

    Sexual Health is a state of physical, emotional, mental and social well being in relation to sexuality.

  • Integration of Sex and Religion

    Integration of Sex & Religion

    Sexuality and faith are two of the most deeply important and deeply personal aspects of human identity.

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    LGBT Rights

    Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people are entitled to the realization of the full spectrum of their human rights.

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    Civil rights are one sub-set of human rights that exist equal to and interdependent with multiple fundamental human rights.

  • Reproductive Rights

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    Grounded in the human rights framework, reproductive justice refers to all of the conditions necessary for all people to enjoy reproductive freedom.

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    Sexuality Education

    Every human being deserves access to medically accurate and inclusive information about sex and sexuality.