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Día de los Muertos Altar

Date: 
Sunday, November 2, 2014 -
12:00pm to 11:00pm
Location: 
Garfield Square
Address: 
3100 26th St, San Francisco, California

Bay Area Intactivists will erect a Día de los Muertos altar in remembrance of the lives lost to forced genital cutting. Set up will begin around noon and the altar will remain on display in Garfield Square until 11:00pm. We will not know the exact location of our altar until the day of the event. We welcome your attendance but please be respectful of the somber nature of this event.

Visitors to the 2013 Día de los Muertos event in San Francisco contemplate the Bay Area Intactivists memorial to lives lost to forced genital cutting.

Memorial acknowledges circumcision fatality

On Friday, March 8, eleven-day-old Brayden Tyler Frazier died in Sacramento at UC Davis Children's Hospital after a grueling battle to stay alive. It is unclear why, despite having been in poor health, Brayden was subjected to circumcision in Lodi, California two days prior to his death. News of Brayden's failing health traveled quickly after his family members used Facebook to post pleas for prayers and updates about his struggle.

The memorial for Brayden Frazier hangs between two flower bouquets at the corner of 18th St and Castro St in San Francisco.

Día de los Muertos altar memorializes genital mutilation victims

In honor of Día de los Muertos, members of Bay Area Intactivists set up an altar in San Francisco's Garfield Square to memorialize the numerous lives lost to genital mutilation. The altar displayed the following text that was borrowed from www.sexuallymutilatedchild.org:

In Memory of the Sexually Mutilated Child

Bay Area Intactivists members Jonathon Conte and Frank McGinness install a Día de los Muertos altar to commemorate the lives lost to genital mutilation.

Día de los Muertos Altar

Date: 
Friday, November 2, 2012 -
12:00pm to 11:00pm
Location: 
Garfield Square
Address: 
Harrison and 26th St, San Francisco

Members of Bay Area Intactivists will erect a Día de los Muertos altar in remembrance of the lives lost to infant circumcision and other forms of genital mutilation. Set-up will begin around noon and the altar will remain in Garfield Square until 11:00pm.

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Intactivists honor Gore Vidal with memorial

Upon learning of the passing of writer Gore Vidal, members of Bay Area Intactivists organized a memorial to honor him for expressing his condemnation of circumcision in his writings. On August 3, a placard with the following two excerpts from Vidal's book Myra Breckinridge was mounted at the corner of Castro Street and 18th Street in San Francisco.

Bay Area Intactivists members Frank McGinness (left) and Jonathon Conte (right) stand next to a memorial honoring Gore Vidal.

Gore Vidal Memorial

Date: 
Friday, August 3, 2012 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location: 
Bank of America Corner
Address: 
18th Street and Castro Street, San Francisco

Members of Bay Area Intactivists will install a Gore Vidal memorial to celebrate and illuminate his unambiguous treatment of homosexuality and condemnation of circumcision in his writings. Stop by to help us honor this early champion of sexual freedom.

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Excerpt on circumcision from Gore Vidal's book "Myra Breckinridge."

Vigil Commemorates Lives Lost to Circumcision

On Sunday, December 4, seven members of Bay Area Intactivists gathered in front of Or Shalom synagogue in San Francisco to hold a candlelight vigil in remembrance of the male, female, and intersex children who have lost their lives to non-therapeutic genital surgery. The vigil was organized in response to a male circumcision panel discussion that took place inside the synagogue on the same evening. Intactivists were met with a variety of responses from those passing by as well as those attending the panel discussion.

Intactivists hold candles at a vigil for lives lost as a result of circumcision.

Vigil for Lives Lost to Circumcision

Date: 
Sunday, December 4, 2011 -
5:00pm to 6:30pm
Address: 
1250 Quintara St, San Francisco

Join Bay Area Intactivists for a candlelight vigil in remembrance of the male, female and intersex children who have lost their lives due to complications of circumcision or other non-therapeutic forms of genital cutting. The vigil will take place outside Or Shalom prior to a San Francisco Interfaith Council panel discussion being held in defense of the genital cutting of children.

Please bring a candle that can be shielded from the wind.

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