ARC's Palm Springs Booth Raises Awareness

ARC was represented at the 29th Annual Palm Springs (California) Pride Festival, which took place on November 7 and 8, 2015, by an information booth run by Tim Hammond and collaborators from Tim's latest organization, Genital Integrity and Autonomy vs. Non-Therapeutic Surgeries ( Over 140,000 people attended the event.

Dozens of visitors stopped by the ARC booth, staffed by Tim Hammond, John Diviggiano, Joe Sain and transgender activist Dene Nelson. Despite a few detractors who couldn't see beyond their own sexual preferences, the majority of visitors - including a number of Canadian snowbirds - appreciated the children's rights approach taken by ARC. For most of Saturday and into the early evening, the booth featured a TV monitor that played the video “Circumcision: The Whole Story,” which attracted many curious onlookers and gave us a chance to begin a dialogue about the bodily integrity rights of children.

Steven Svoboda
Attorneys for the Rights of the Child


Thank you for bringing

Thank you for bringing intelligence and your passion to share this awareness with everyone.

The booth set up looks great. It is unusual though to see a booth at night. This would present a whole separate range of problems to overcome. So kudos to you all.

Frank McGinness