Woodhull is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2016 Vicki Sexual Freedom Award; Megan Andelloux, Kenyon Farrow, Scout, and Carol Leigh (the Scarlot Harlot).
“It has been my honor to have worked with and been inspired by each of the 2016 Vicki Sexual Freedom Award recipients,” said Ricci Levy, President and CEO of the Woodhull Sexual Freedom Alliance. “They’ve dedicated their lives to advancing sexual freedom and to securing a future where our human rights are fully embodied in our lives.”
Join us at the Vicki Sexual Freedom Award Recipients Roundtable on Saturday and then Saturday night and Sunday morning when we celebrate our honorees and present them each with an award recognizing their contributions to the sexual freedom movement!
The 2016 Honorees
Megan Andelloux, whose award will be presented by Sandra Daugherty (Sex Nerd Sandra), was the founder and executive director of The Center for Sexual Pleasure and Health (CSPH). Her innovative education programs, writing, social media presence, and ambitious speaking schedule helped make her one of America’s most recognized and sought-after experts in the growing field of sexual pleasure, health, and politics. Read more here.
Kenyon Farrow is an award-winning writer and activist. Whether serving on a board, staff member, or rank-and-file organizer, Kenyon has spent the last 15 years working in social movements on campaigns and projects large and small, community-based, national and global in scope. Issues of criminalization and mass imprisonment have been central to his work, and he is probably best known for his work organizing for racial and economic justice issues in the LGBT community. Read more here.
Dr. Scout, has been a vocal LGBT advocate since the 1980s. He has won recognition for his work from the U.S. House of Representatives, two state governments and many city governments. In 2014 he was named one of the Out100 by The Advocate Magazine and received a Rockefeller Foundation writing fellowship on transgender health. Prior to that he was named the CDC Health Equity Champion and National Youth Pride Services Advocate of the Year. Read more here.
Carol Leigh AKA Scarlot Harlot has been working as a sex worker/prostitute activist and artist in the Bay Area for more than thirty years. Since the late seventies, she has written and performed political satire as “Scarlot Harlot,” and produced work in a variety of genres on women’s issues including work based on her experience in San Francisco massage parlors. Leigh is one of the “mothers” of the sex workers’ rights movement in the US and internationally- in fact, she coined the term “sex work” in the late seventies. Read more here.