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Woodhull Freedom Foundation Issues Statement on Censorship at Utah Pride

Foundation Dedicated to Human Right to Sexual Freedom Sends Letter Urging Organizers Reconsider Decision to Omit Adult Studio from Pride Festivities

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — April 25, 2016 — Washington, DC

The Woodhull Freedom Foundation issues its statement regarding the recent decision by the organizers of Utah Pride to exclude an adult entertainment studio from participating in this year’s festivities.

“As President and CEO of the Woodhull Freedom Foundation, I have spent more than a decade fighting for recognition of our fundamental human right to sexual freedom,” says Ricci Levy. “Woodhull works at the intersection of sexual and human rights, and from that vantage point, I am used to seeing censorship, fear, marginalization, and outright bigotry and censorship. But I see those actions from outside our movement, not inside it from the very people and organizations dedicating to protecting and advancing our freedoms. Please consider the attached document in the spirit in which it was sent.”

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About The Woodhull Freedom Foundation:

The Woodhull Freedom Foundation works to advance the recognition of sexual, gender, and family diversity. The Foundation works to improve the wellbeing, rights, and autonomy of every individual through advocacy, education, and action. Its mission is to affirm sexual freedom as a fundamental human right, and it has been fighting for those rights by focusing on a wide range of human rights issues, including immigration equality, reproductive justice, prison reform, anti-discrimination legislation, comprehensive nonjudgmental sexuality education, and the right to define people’s own families. As the nation’s leading sexual freedom and human rights organization, honored by Proclamation in Washington, DC, the Woodhull Freedom Foundation is uniquely positioned to bring together allies and partners, thereby maximizing its effectiveness and theirs. For more information, visit


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