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Protesters slam ACLU at Pride Brunch

On June 23, Gary Virginia and Donna Sachet hosted their annual Pride Brunch to honor San Francisco LGBT Pride Parade Grand Marshals as part of a fundraising effort for the Positive Resource Center. Those attending the brunch at the Hotel Whitcomb were met by a half-dozen human rights activists from the group Bay Area Intactivists. The protesters were armed with signs condemning the ACLU of Northern California, one of the parade Grand Marshals, for its recent defense of non-therapeutic, infant circumcision.

Members of Bay Area Intactivists condemn the ACLU of Northern California for defending infant circumcision.

American Academy of Pediatrics Protest

Date: 
Monday, August 27, 2012 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location: 
AAP California 1 Chapter
Address: 
68 Mitchell Blvd, Suite 252, San Rafael

The American Academy of Pediatrics intends to release an updated Circumcision Policy Statement on Monday, August 27. Rather than discouraging doctors and parents from subjecting infant boys to non-therapeutic circumcision, an unnecessary surgery which violates a child's most basic of human rights to bodily integrity, the updated statement makes allegations that there are health benefits that justify amputating normal, healthy, erogenous tissue from non-consenting minors.

Intactivists protest during a medical conference.

Improving Birth National Rally For Change

Date: 
Monday, September 3, 2012 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
Location: 
Alta Bates Summit Medical Center
Address: 
2450 Ashby Avenue, Berkeley

Members of Bay Area Intactivists will participate in the Improving Birth National Rally For Change to raise awareness that routine infant circumcision is an unnecessary, risky, harmful surgery and that it is not recommended by any national medical association in the world. Complications from routine infant circumcision can be fatal and as a result this non-therapeutic surgery is one of the contributing factors to the high infant mortality rate in the United States.

Frank McGinness holds a sign at a Bay Area Intactivists protest.

Vielen Dank, Deutschland! Demonstration

Date: 
Thursday, July 19, 2012 -
8:30am to 10:30am
Location: 
German Consulate General
Address: 
1960 Jackson Street, San Francisco

Members of Bay Area Intactivists will gather in front of the San Francisco German Consulate General to express gratitude for the recent German court ruling that the non-therapeutic circumcision of male minors constitutes a violation of the fundamental right to bodily integrity. All are welcome to join this celebration of another mark of progress towards universal recognition of the human right to genital autonomy. Please bring your own sign.

UPDATE: RESCHEDULED TO THURSDAY, JULY 19

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Intactivists celebrate the German court's ruling that circumcision violates children's rights.

Vielen Dank, Deutschland! Demonstration

Date: 
Tuesday, July 17, 2012 -
8:30am to 10:30am
Location: 
German Consulate General
Address: 
1960 Jackson Street, San Francisco

Join us to express our gratitude to Germany for the recent court ruling in Cologne to respect the human rights of boys by protecting them from forced genital cutting. Please bring your own sign.

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Genital Autonomy Symbol with German Flag Overlay

Senator Mark Leno Re-Election Fundraiser Protest

Date: 
Friday, June 29, 2012 -
5:00pm to 6:00pm
Location: 
One Ferry Plaza Restaurant

Senator Mark Leno will be at One Ferry Plaza restaurant for his re-election campaign fundraiser. A protest will be held outside the restaurant to condemn Senator Leno's opposition to the San Francisco MGM Bill as well as his endorsement of AB 768, the California law which prohibits cities from restricting male circumcision to consenting adults. Signs will be provided for those who need one.

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A protest sign reads "Senator Leno: Enemy of Sexual Freedom"

ACLU of Northern California Demonstration

Date: 
Saturday, June 23, 2012 -
10:00am to 11:00am
Location: 
Hotel Whitcomb
Address: 
1231 Market Street San Francisco

The ACLU of Northern California has been selected for Organizational Community Grand Marshal in the 2012 San Francisco Pride Parade. Gary Virginia and Donna Sachet’s 14th Annual Pride Brunch will be held at Hotel Whitcomb (See Map) from noon until 2pm on Saturday, June 23, to honor the Pride Parade Grand Marshals.

Members of Bay Area Intactivists protest the ACLU of Northern California for its promotion of male genital mutilation.

Intactivists take their message to the streets at Santa Cruz Pride

Members of Bay Area Intactivists traveled to Santa Cruz, California last Sunday for the Diversity Centers's annual GLBT Pride Parade. As they made their way along Pacific Avenue carrying signs such as "Foreskin: The ultimate health coverage" and "My genitals, my property", the intactivists managed to pick up additional marchers including one young mother with her son in-hand. There was an abundance of cheers for Bay Area Intactivists as their familiar orange bracelets and literature were dispersed to the lively crowd.

Members of Bay Area Intactivists prepare to march in the Santa Cruz Pride parade.

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