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Oakland Pride Parade Contingent

Date: 
Sunday, September 11, 2016 -
9:00am to 1:00pm
Location: 
Oakland, California

Bay Area Intactivists will march in the 2016 Oakland 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: 32
Assembly Area Location: 14th Street and Clay Street (See Map)
Please arrive no later than 9:00am. The parade will start at 10:30am sharp.

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Common Questions & Answers

When is the Oakland Pride Parade?
The 2016 Oakland Pride Parade will take place on Sunday, September 11.

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.

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.

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.

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 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. 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 at 14th Street and Clay Street. Our contingent line-up number is 32. Please arrive no later than 9:00am. The parade will start at 10:30am sharp.

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

Bay Area Intactivists members at the 2015 Oakland Pride Parade.
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