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Condoms Not Cutting Protest

Date: 
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 -
5:00pm to 7:00pm
Location: 
San Francisco LGBT Community Center
Address: 
1800 Market Street, San Francisco

Members of Bay Area Intactivists will hold a peaceful protest in front of the San Francisco LGBT Community Center to raise awareness that male circumcision is damaging to the sexual health of men and their partners, ineffectual at preventing HIV, and a violation of human rights when performed upon non-consenting or uninformed individuals.

Members of Bay Area Intactivists hold signs condemning circumcision as a form of HIV prevention.

Protest served at physicians' annual dinner

Human rights activists with signs and faux blood-stained clothes flanked the entrance of the Concordia-Argonaut Club on the eve of the San Francisco Medical Society's 2013 annual dinner to protest the physicians' opposition to the San Francisco Male Genital Mutilation Bill. The ballot initiative, which garnered the support of over 12,000 San Francisco voters, sought to restrict non-therapeutic circumcision to consenting adults.

Members of Bay Area Intactivists stand in front of the Concordia-Argonaut Club to protest the San Francisco Medical Society's endorsement of forced male circumcision.

San Francisco Medical Society Protest

Date: 
Thursday, January 31, 2013 -
5:00pm to 6:30pm
Location: 
Concordia-Argonaut Club
Address: 
1142 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco

Members of Bay Area Intactivists will hold a protest in front of the Concordia-Argonaut prior to the San Francisco Medical Society's Annual Dinner to condemn the organization's opposition to the San Francisco Male Genital Mutilation Bill.

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Intactivists hold signs during a protest condemning the San Francisco Medical Society.

ACLU under fire for defending genital mutilation

The American Civil Liberties Union has once again come under fire for its defense of forced circumcision and ritual genital cutting of children. In 2011, the ACLU of Northern California argued that the San Francisco Male Genital Mutilation Bill ballot initiative violated a parent's right to subject healthy children to non-therapeutic genital cutting practices such as male circumcision in order to satisfy the religious beliefs of the child's parents.

Protesters hold signs criticizing the ACLU for its defense of forced male circumcision.

Medical college conference attendees urged to question circumcision

Attendees of the recent Association of American Medical Colleges conference in San Francisco were met by Bay Area Intactivists member Brother K during a demonstration condemning routine infant circumcision. Outfitted in white clothes with a red-stained crotch meant to symbolize a genital mutilation wound, Brother K carried a sign demanding equal rights for boys (to be protected from non-therapeutic, genital cutting) on one side and urging the public to view the video "Child Circumcision: An Elephant in the Hospital" on the other.

During the 2012 AAMC conference, Bay Area Intactivists member Brother K demonstrates in a white outfit with red-stained crotch to symbolize the blood shed by genital mutilation.

Demonstrators denounce infant circumcision at American Public Health Association conference

During the American Public Health Association annual conference last November in San Francisco, members of Bay Area Intactivists demonstrated outside the conference venue with signs decrying routine infant circumcision and citing it as medical fraud. The human rights advocates were not there to criticize the APHA but merely used the conference as an opportunity to educate those attending it. Although widely practiced in the United States, infant circumcision is typically performed without any diagnosis and—perhaps most importantly—without the consent of the owner of the penis.

Members of Bay Area Intactivists demonstrate outside the Moscone Center during the APHA annual conference.

Human rights advocates condemn American Academy of Pediatrics

Intactivists from around the country traveled to New Orleans last October during the American Academy of Pediatrics annual conference to protest the organization's promotion of routine infant circumcision and other forms of non-therapeutic, non-consensual, genital cutting. Bay Area Intactivists member Jonathon Conte was one of those attending and he also participated in a press conference organized by Intact America. The protest lasted several days and included a round-trip march from the convention center to the financial district.

Intactivists from across the country converge in New Orleans to protest during the AAP's annual conference.

ACLU Protest

Date: 
Sunday, December 9, 2012 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Location: 
ILWU Local 34 Union Hall
Address: 
801 Second Street, San Francisco

The American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California is holding an event at the ILWU Local 34 Union Hall starting at 2pm on Sunday, December 9, to celebrate its accomplishments. Members of Bay Area Intactivists will protest prior to the celebration in front of the building to condemn the ACLU's opposition to the San Francisco Male Genital Mutilation Bill and its endorsement of AB 768, the California state law which prohibits cities from restricting non-therapeutic circumcision to consenting adults.

Members of Bay Area Intactivists stand with signs condemning the American Civil Liberties Union for its defense of forced genital cutting.

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