Foreskin advocates uncut from Pride parade

Glen Callender, founder of Canadian Foreskin Awareness Project. (QMI Agency files)

Glen Callender, founder of Canadian Foreskin Awareness Project. (QMI Agency files)

Winnipeg Sun

, Last Updated: 5:08 PM ET

WINNIPEG -- A group called Foreskin Pride has been un-banned from Winnipeg's Pride parade -- on condition they keep it in their pants.

The group participates in festivals across North America to promote foreskin as a "human right," in protest of some customs that remove it.

They were accepted into the parade April 10 but then asked not to participate, the group says.

In 2012, Foreskin Pride leader Glen Callender marched in Vancouver's parade without underwear, violating local laws.

Callender said he met with the board of Winnipeg Pride and signed a contract promising to keep his pants on and was reinstated.

"Don't get me wrong -- it would have been a great honour to be the first group ever to be banned from the Winnipeg Pride parade," Callender said.

"I hope that someday glorious full-frontal (not to mention full-foreskin) nudity will be welcomed in the Winnipeg Pride parade. But until that day comes, I will be happy to advocate for the fabulous foreskin with my pants on."

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