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Time to play chess, not checkers, with Bannon/Trump

by Guest Blogger: Nadine Smith, Executive Director, Equality Florida After my 8th invitation in two days to Emergency Calls, I thought it wise to pause and reflect on how we avoid the Whack-A-Mole trap and focus our energies. In addition to the electoral strategies in 2018 and 2020 that we have to build starting now,…

Call for Workshop Proposals: Sexual Freedom Summit 2017

Join the conversation at Woodhull’s Sexual Freedom Summit in 2017! #SFS17 is August 3th to 6th, 2017 The U. S. election season is over and one thing we know for sure is that we have a great deal of difficult work ahead. There are vitally important conversations we must have and strategies we must establish…

Is the LGBTQ Movement All Sunshine and Rainbows?

In the two weeks since the Supreme Court ruled in favor of marriage equality, the world has witnessed a surge of rainbows. From our Facebook friends’ profile pictures to corporate advertising, the symbol of LGBTQ pride is everywhere. Some have been anxiously awaiting the removal of the rainbows. Peter Moskowitz recently wrote an opinion piece…

Private Censorship – Fighting Suppression of Speech by Non-Governmental Actors

Government censorship in the Internet age has been a consistent focal point for free speech advocates.  Recent examples of censorship by the American government can be egregious, including the curtailment of First Amendment rights through mass surveillance, overregulation of disfavored speech, criminal prosecution, and outright bans on books, movies, and websites.  However, the First Amendment…

Censorship by Money: Snuffing Out Adult Entertainment by Denial of Banking Services

Adult film stars are reportedly having their bank accounts systematically closed by JP Morgan Chase bank, for no other reason than their connection with porn. According to industry publications and more directly, tweets from adult film performers, Chase has been busy sending letters to hundreds of performers, arbitrarily closing their accounts with the financial institution….

Unspoken Words: The Chilling Effect of NSA Surveillance Abuses

In early 2012 when the news first went mainstream that the NSA was building its “Spy Center” in Utah, public reaction was much closer to Area 51-esque skepticism than the warranted level of alarm.  However, recent events show that we can barely go a week without another accusation of the National Security Agency abusing its…

Florida Sheriff Continues ‘War on Porn’ and Sets Sights on Backpage

Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd is well known for his faith-based campaign against erotic entertainment.  His morality police strike again, this time with a promise to go after the world’s second largest classified ad website, Backpage.com.  The threats of prosecution come on the heels of a four day sting operation resulting in the arrest of…

Feminism or Fascism: Iceland’s Stunning Ban on Pornography May Be Spreading

Iceland recently made headlines with the latest project on its allegedly progressive agenda: a nation-wide ban on pornography.  No stranger to proscribing activities related to commercializing sex, Iceland has already passed laws banning printed pornography, prostitution and stripping, and has done so all in the name of feminism.  Rattling off the standard laundry list of…

Caged Pussy Riot: Protecting the Peace or Putin’s Political Revenge?

Between YouTube videos sparking Middle Eastern riots, and the Westboro Baptist Church continuing its ministry one hateful protest at a time, recent headlines have illustrated the unique place that Free Speech rights occupy in American society and jurisprudence.  While these particular examples of expression are obviously disturbing to many, it is just such offensive speech…

LEGENDARY SEXUAL FREEDOM ADVOCATES TO BE HONORED FOR DEDICATION TO ESTABLISHING SEXUAL FREEDOM AS A FUNDAMENTAL HUMAN RIGHT

Amber Hollibaugh, Jeffrey Montgomery and Esther Perel To Be Honored The Woodhull Sexual Freedom Alliance is pleased to announce the 2012 recipients of the Vicki Sexual Freedom Award.  The Vicki Sexual Freedom Awards recognize individuals who have made landmark contributions to the sexual freedom movement. This year Woodhull is proud to honor three heroes of the…