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Not what you think….

Instead of being a part of the mania of Giving Tuesday, I’m coming to you directly and just asking you to support the work of Woodhull by making a donation right now.  No bells and whistles; no urgent contests; no fancy emails. This is just me emailing you directly to ask for your support because…

Call for Proposals for 2016 Sexual Freedom Summit

For seven years, Woodhull’s Sexual Freedom Summit has been an established and anticipated forum in the national discussions of sexual freedom as a fundamental human right.  This year’s Summit will be held August 4th to August 7th, 2016. We will be envisioning the changes we want to see in this world and discussing how we secure those changes….

Pioneer in Male Sexual Health Elected to Woodhull’s Board

David Mandell Joins the Ranks of Sexual Freedom Advocates Washington, DC – November 3, 2015:  – Woodhull Freedom Foundation, committed to the advancement of sexual freedom as a fundamental human right, announces the appointment of board member David Mandell.  Mandell is President & CEO of The Private Gym, the first FDA-registered pelvic muscle exercise program promoting…

Asexuality Awareness and The Right to Family

Last week was Asexuality Awareness Week, an international campaign to educate communities about asexual, aromantic, demisexual, grey-asexual experiences. In honor of the shared stories about asexuality that have been circulating through cyberspace, I want to talk about what the asexual community is doing for human rights, specifically the right to family. The Asexual Portraits Collaboration…

Preventing Reactionary Activism from Being Extra Press for the Other Side

As sexual freedom activists, we often have to play defense. We are regularly responding to the laws that inhibit our human rights, and the statements and actions that harm our community members. Sometimes, it’s difficult to fight against something without repeating it—in which case your opponent is heard twice and you are only heard once….

BREAKING: We’ve Got the Quick and Dirty Facts About #SFS16, August 4-7, 2016!

The Woodhull Sexual Freedom Alliance is thrilled to announce that we’ll be returning to the Alexandria Hilton Mark Center for the 7th annual Sexual Freedom Summit (#SFS16) from August 4-7, 2016. Mark your calendars! Just to give you a little insight, we’re excited to be returning to the Hilton Mark Center, a hotel intentionally committed…

The Pope’s Speech to Congress

Pope Francis is in DC today addressing Congress. Here are his remarks, as prepared for delivery.  Mr. Vice-President, Mr. Speaker, Honorable Members of Congress, Dear Friends, I am most grateful for your invitation to address this Joint Session of Congress in “the land of the free and the home of the brave”. I would like to…

Why Planned Parenthood’s Funding is a Human Rights Issue

In a recent blog post, I talked about some ways to be an advocate for human rights. The overarching theme of these tips was to educate yourself in order to educate others. To keep up with that theme and our mission here at Woodhull to affirm sexual freedom as a fundamental human right, we need…

The United States is NOT Above Human Rights Law!

Woodhull Freedom Foundation, as Chair of the US Human Rights Network (USHRN) Sexual Rights and Gender Justice Working Group, joins the Network in expressing, via this statement, our deep disappointment in the response of the US Government to the 343 human rights recommendations made during the 2015 Universal Periodic Review (UPR).   The UPR is based…

5 Ways to Advocate for Human Rights

As sexual freedom activists, there is never a question of the amount of work to be done. Two weeks ago we learned of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s raid on Rentboy.com (which some are calling the “Stonewall of Sex Work”). Kim Davis, the Kentucky clerk who refused to issue marriage licenses for same-sex couples,…

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Key Issues

  • Sex Work

    Sex Work

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

  • Sexual Speech and Expression

    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.

  • LGBT Rights

    LGBT Rights

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

  • Civil Rights

    Civil Rights

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

  • Reproductive Rights

    Reproductive Justice

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

  • Sexuality Education

    Sexuality Education

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

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