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Santa Cruz Pride Parade Contingent

Date: 
Sunday, June 1, 2014 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
Address: 
Santa Cruz

Members of Bay Area Intactivists will march in the Santa Cruz Pride parade to raise awareness of the human right to genital integrity. We welcome all who wish to put an end to infant circumcision and other forms of forced genital cutting to join us as we carry signs. Contingent participants will assemble at 10:00am near Pacific Ave & Cathcart St. There will be an information booth located at this intersection where you can find out our exact location. Our contingent is registered as "Bay Area Intactivists."

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Common Questions & Answers

When is the Santa Cruz Pride Parade?
The 2014 Santa Cruz Pride Parade takes place on Sunday, June 1.

Do I have to identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender to march in the parade?
Not at all! As in previous years, the Bay Area Intactivists contingent will be extremely diverse.

Do I need to register to march with Bay Area Intactivists?
No, but if you have a Facebook account we would love it if you'd click “Attending” on this event so that we have a rough idea of how many people to expect.

Are children allowed to participate?
Absolutely! We welcome intactivists of all ages to join us.

What should I wear?
Wear shoes comfortable for walking. A hat and sunglasses are great for protection from the sun. If you have an intactivist shirt, please wear it! If you would like to purchase a shirt for the parade, you can do so from our store.

What should I bring?
Drinking water (in a plastic or metal container) and sunscreen are recommended.

Are wagons, strollers, or bikes allowed in the parade?
Yes! We especially love seeing them outfitted with intactivist signs or other decorations.

How long is the march?
The parade route is approximately a quarter mile along Pacific Ave.

What can I expect during the parade?
We will have a variety of signs (both large and small) available for intactivists to carry down Pacific Ave. We are not permitted to hand out anything during the Santa Cruz Pride Parade. A few intactivists will distribute leaflets, stickers, and bracelets following the parade.

Can I bring my own sign?
Yes, any messages against infant circumcision, forced genital cutting, or genital mutilation are welcome. Signs promoting genital autonomy or the human right to genital integrity are also great. The decision whether or not to use graphic images or strong language is up to you. Be sure that the lettering on your signs is large and bold enough for it to be legible from a distance.

Where do we assemble before the parade?
We will assemble near Pacific Ave & Cathcart St. There will be an information booth located at this intersection where you can obtain our exact location. Our contingent is registered as "Bay Area Intactivists."

What time should I arrive?
Intactivists will begin to assemble at 10:00am. Please arrive no later than 10:30am if you plan to march.

Where do I ask my question that isn't covered here?
Please contact eve...@bayareaintactivists.org for additional information.

Members of Bay Area Intactivists march in the 2013 Santa Cruz Pride Parade.
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