SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — The Northern California chapter of Planned Parenthood recently gave away “safer sex supplies” at various homosexual pride events in the San Francisco area, and marched in this past Sunday’s pride parade, according to its website and Facebook pages.
“Stop by our table at the following San Francisco Pride events for free safer sex supplies, swag and more,” the organization wrote on its website, citing its presence at this month’s “Trans March” and “Dyke March” in Dolores Park, as well as the two-day Civic Center Celebration on Saturday and Sunday.
Planned Parenthood North California also posted photographs on its Facebook page of the various volunteers—some wearing “proud” t-shirts—who assisted the organization with stuffing the kits at a local bar.
“Volunteers came out to help us stuff safer sex kits and organize all the awesome swag we give away at San Francisco Pride. We prepared almost 5,000 items!” it wrote. “The event took place Virgil’s Sea Room who offered our supporters a drink discount to keep them hydrated.”
The organization had also called for supporters to join them at the June 25th pride parade, and said that it had such a large response that it had to close registration early.
Video of Planned Parenthood’s part in the parade shows a rainbow-decorated trolley proceeding down the street, with a banner advertising the group’s services, such as sex education and hormones for gender transitions. Some walking behind the trolley also held signs lauding that the organization offers HIV and STD testing, or carried general “I stand with Planned Parenthood” signs.
According to Planned Parenthood North California’s latest annual report, the organization’s largest service to the area is sexually transmitted disease (STD) testing, followed by the provision of contraceptives.
It also outlines that the chapter had over $46 million in operating revenue, which includes $19,027,017 from the California Office of Family Planning, $15,402,400 from Medi-Cal, Medicare and Title X, $1,075,553 in government grants, and $6,733,099 in contributions and private grants.
“We are committed to dismantling all attacks on reproductive rights and justice, including those that disproportionately impact LGBTQIA communities, immigrants and any groups that face barriers to quality care,” the report states.
1 Corinthians 6:13, 18-20 reads, “Now the body is not for fornication, but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body. … Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body. What? Know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore, glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.”