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Oakland Pride Parade Contingent

Date: 
Sunday, August 31, 2014 -
10:00am to 12:30pm
Address: 
Oakland, California

Bay Area Intactivists will march in the Oakland Pride Parade to raise awareness of the human right to genital integrity. We welcome all who wish to put an end to male, female, and intersex forced genital modification to join us as we carry signs and distribute literature, stickers, and wristbands.

Line-Up Number: 43
Assembly Area Location: A2 - 14th between Broadway & Clay (See Map)
Please arrive no later than 10:00am

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Common Questions & Answers

When is the Oakland Pride Parade?
The 2014 Oakland Pride Parade will take place on Sunday, August 31.

Do I have to identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender to march with Bay Area Intactivists?
Not at all! As in previous years, our contingent will be made up of a diverse group of individuals opposed to forced genital cutting.

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 an intactivist 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. There is often a long wait in the parade contingent queue area so bringing food or snacks is also a good idea. If you are bringing children, consider bringing small games or other activities to keep them entertained while we wait for our turn to march. Keep in mind that anything you bring will have to be carried or pulled down Market Street.

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 about a half mile along Broadway.

How long will we wait in the contingent queue area?
It's difficult to know exactly. This depends on number of factors including our position in the parade and potential delays with the contingents that are marching before us. This will be our first time marching in the Oakland Pride Parade so it will be a new experience for all of us.

What can I expect during the parade?
We will have a variety of signs (both large and small) available for intactivists to carry down Broadway. We will also have stickers, wristbands, and leaflets available for intactivists to hand out to the parade spectators. Please watch this video to get an idea of what to expect.

Can I bring my own sign?
Yes, any messages opposing 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. Per Oakland Pride Parade rules, signs in our contingent cannot advertise businesses or organizations other than Bay Area Intactivists. 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 post our meeting location and our contingent line-up number here once we have received them from the Oakland Pride Parade organizers.

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

Members of Bay Area Intactivists stand together following their march in the 2014 San Francisco Pride Parade.
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