JULY 2019

Recapping NYC Pride 2019


Sunday, June 30 was a beautiful day in New York City, with nearly 4 million people celebrating the 50th anniversary of the uprising that officially began a human rights movement for gender equality. And Intact America joined the PrideFest celebration with a FANTASTIC booth, and colorful, informative handouts.

Intact America staff (Georganne Chapin, Stephen Patterson, Dashley Rodriguez and Shelton Walden) and right-hand volunteer Dan Bollinger spent weeks preparing, designing the booth and the handouts. A matching grant from donor Gene Burkett was a great motivator in raising funds for the festival from YOU — our subscribers.

Together with a dozen volunteers, we talked with hundreds of people, handed out thousands of informational packets (with cards, wristbands, and condoms), and rocked the festival with the message "FORESKIN PRIDE!"

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On-site for the day were staff Georganne Chapin, Stephen Patterson, Dashley Rodriguez and Shelton Walden; Dan Bollinger (who traveled from Indiana); and New York volunteers Julia Legutko, Sergio Serratto (with his adorable son Valentin), Lloyd Williams, Rob Rasch, Robbie Tsvetkov, Audra Ms Blu Berger, and Jonathan Friedman. Thomas O Maonaigh (Tom Mooney) joined us from Ireland, Josh Armitage arrived from suburban DC, and Glen Callender came from Vancouver, BC — and all made a huge difference in the number of people we reached.

Supporters David Grant and Everett Leiter also stopped by the booth to visit. All these folks literally HELD DOWN THE FORT — keeping the tent from blowing away in the gusty wind, engaging passers-by in short and long conversations, and taking hundreds of photos of fans with Foreskin Frank and his Latino cousin Paco Prepucio.

We want to extend our thanks to our matching donor Gene Burkett, who contributed $5000 toward total donations of $7900, and to Bonnie Catena and Rev. Vincent Turner, who wrote supportive letters for our fundraising campaign. Also, thanks to all of you donors who helped to defray the cost (approximately $12,000) of mounting this enormous effort. And thanks to all in the intactivist community who continue to support Intact America and this critically important 21st Century human rights movement.




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When I became an intactivist, I found that simply bringing up the subject with others provoked responses falling into one of two categories: disgust, horror, and disbelief; or entrenchment and defensiveness. If this person was a circumcised man, the reaction was be magnified — as though he instinctively anticipated that the topic would bring on strong and uncomfortable feelings better avoided than confronted.

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— It's the biggest single human rights demonstration in the world.

— It's an AWESOME opportunity share our message with tens of thousands of people in just a few hours.

— Intact America's message of equality and bodily autonomy is right in line with many core messages of the LGBTQ+ movement.

— Events like this will help us to reach the TIPPING POINT — that time when a critical mass of Americans will have come to believe that intact genitals are normal, natural and desirable, and that all children have the right to keep the bodies they are born with.




Every week, our YouTube curator and former Intactivist of the Month, Shelton Walden uploads both new and vintage clips related to circumcision in the United States and beyond.

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