D.C. Recognizes Sexual Freedom, Honors Woodhull
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — October 19, 2011 — Washington, DC
On Sexual Freedom Day, September 23, 2011, the Council of the District of Columbia issued a proclamation citing the “significant and valued contributions to the human rights of the residents of the District of Columbia” of the Woodhull Sexual Freedom Alliance.
The resolution came during the annual Sexual Freedom Day, which featured the annual presentation of Vicki Awards to advocates of Woodhull’s mission to affirm sexual freedom as a fundamental human right.
The resolution cited Woodhull’s work with various organizations, including the United Nations; and its publication of the annual report State of Sexual Freedom in the United States, which assesses progress and challenges in efforts to protect sexual freedom and activity. The Council also declared September 23 as “Sexual Freedom Day” in our nation’s capitol. The resolution referred to Woodhull as a “hub for scholarship, writing, information, and action for sexual freedom and all the rights encompassed therein,” and its “tireless advocacy” of its mission.
We will take this recognition as an encouragement to continue our important work advocating for the civil rights of all Americans in the realm of sexual expression, sexual health, and sex education.