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San Francisco Pride Parade Contingent

Date: 
Sunday, June 28, 2015 -
9:30am to 2:00pm
Address: 
Main St between Market & Mission, San Francisco, California

Bay Area Intactivists will march in the 2015 San Francisco LGBT Pride Parade in support of the human right to genital integrity and to demand equal rights for everyone—male, female, and intersex—to be protected from genital mutilation. We welcome all who oppose forced genital modification to join us as we carry signs and hand out stickers, wristbands, and leaflets.

Line-Up Number: 132
Assembly Area Location: M1 - Main St between Market & Mission, West Side (See Map)
Please arrive no later than 11:00am

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Common Questions & Answers

When is the San Francisco Pride Parade?
The 2015 San Francisco Pride Parade takes place on Sunday, June 28.

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 “Going” on this event so that we have a rough idea of how many people to expect.

Is there an admission fee?
No, admission to San Francisco Pride is free and there is no fee to march with Bay Area Intactivists.

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 bicycles 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 just under 2 miles. The march itself takes about 40 minutes but our contingent must first wait for a few hours in the queue area for our turn to march.

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. It could be 2-3 hours or more. Restrooms will be available nearby while we are waiting. There are also eateries within walking distance.

What can I expect during the parade?
We will have a variety of signs (both large and small) available for intactivists to carry down Market Street. 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 supporting genital autonomy or the human right to genital integrity are great. Signs opposing forced genital cutting are also welcome. The decision whether or not to use graphic images or strong language is up to you. Per San Francisco Pride Parade rules, signs in our contingent cannot advertise businesses or organizations other than Bay Area Intactivists. Please keep in mind that Market Street is extremely wide so be sure that the lettering on your signs is large and bold enough for it to be legible from a distance of at least 30 feet.

Where do we assemble before the parade?
We will assemble on the West side of Main St between Market & Mission. Our line-up number is 132. Click here to see a map.

What time should I arrive?
Intactivists will begin to assemble at 9:30 am. Please arrive no later than 11:00 am if you plan to march.

How do I get there?
Driving and parking in San Francisco can be very challenging during San Francisco Pride. We recommend taking public transit.

If you are traveling from outside San Francisco, we recommend taking BART. There are several BART stations outside San Francisco where you can park your car. The Embarcadero BART station is closest to where we will assemble before the parade. The Civic Center BART station is closest to where the parade ends as well as our San Francisco Pride Celebration booth.

If you are traveling from within San Francisco, we recommend taking the MUNI Metro. The Embarcadero MUNI Metro station is closest to where we will assemble before the parade. The Civic Center MUNI Metro station is closest to where the parade ends as well as our San Francisco Pride Celebration booth.

What other Bay Area Intactivists events are taking place during San Francisco Pride?
Critical Integrity Bike Ride – Friday, June 26
San Francisco Trans March Contingent – Friday, June 26
San Francisco Pride Celebration Booth – Saturday, June 27 and Sunday, June 28
Intactivist Dinner Social - Sunday, June 28

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

Bay Area Intactivists members stand together holding signs following their march in the 2014 San Francisco LGBT Pride Parade.