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Tim Hammond is a grassroots human rights activist who has been involved in numerous social change movements. As a teenager conscientiously opposed to fighting in Vietnam, he wrote copious letters to Congress urging an immediate end to the war.
Tim has been committed to Congressional passage of the U.S. Peace Tax Fund Bill, which would re-direct the military portion of one's taxes (currently 50% of every dollar spent by the U.S. government) toward life-sustaining human services. He was active in raising public consciousness about women's rights and the need for the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA).
In 1987 Tim was among hundreds of men and women arrested on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court to protest its decision to uphold states' rights to legislate private sexual behavior among consenting adults in their own home (a decision the Court ultimately reversed in 2003).
He was a member of the Children's Rights Network of Amnesty International/USA and a member of the National Organization on Male Sexual Victimization (now MaleSurvivor.org).
1976 to 1983:
Member of Dignity-Integrity/Rochester (NY), a ministry to local Catholic and Episcopal gays, lesbians, their families and friends. He served in various volunteer capacities ranging from administrative assistant, newsletter editor, fundraiser, hotline volunteer and special events coordinator.
Co-Founder of Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays/Rochester (PFLAG).
Organizer of the first annual Day of Remembrance of gay/lesbian victims of the Holocaust in Rochester (NY).
Co-Founder of AIDS/Rochester, a service agency providing AIDS education and support services.
Founding task force member of CREATE:Justice, a project of the Presbytery of the Genesee Valley to promote social justice issues affecting lesbians and gay men.
Recipient of the Vinnie Cup, awarded annually by the Gay Alliance of the Genesee Valley for outstanding service to the Rochester (NY) lesbian and gay community.
Administrative Assistant of the AIDS Health Project, an agency of the University of California/San Francisco providing psychosocial support to those with AIDS and at-risk of infection.
Co-founder of the National Organization of Restoring Men (NORM), an international network of groups offering moral and technical support to men seeking foreskin restoration.
Founder of the National Organization to Halt the Abuse and Routine Mutilation of Males (NOHARMM), a non-violent, educational and direct-action network of men working together to end routine infant circumcision through a model of education and empowerment of other men.
Survey Coordinator of Awakenings: A Preliminary Poll of Circumcised Men, an ongoing grassroots investigation of the long-term adverse physical, sexual and psychological outcomes to men of infant circumcision.
Presenter of Revealing the Harm, Healing the Wounds: Surveying Long-Term Effects of Infant Circumcision at the Third International Symposium on Circumcision [Washington, DC].
Executive Producer of Whose Body, Whose Rights?, a 56-minute social issue documentary examining the effects of childhood sexual mutilation on men's lives, as well as the positive steps men are taking to heal themselves, to educate others, and to guarantee fundamental human rights of body ownership and self-determination for future generations of children.
Co-presenter of Recognizing and Healing the Wounds of Sexual Mutilation at the Sixth Interdisciplinary Conference on Male Sexual Victimization, hosted by the National Organization on Male Sexual Victimization, Columbus, OH in October, 1995.
Ongoing member of a team of Male Urological Teaching Associates, instructing medical students at the University of California/San Francisco School of Medicine and Stanford University School of Medicine the importance of, and proper techniques for, Male Breast and Pelvic Examination of their future patients.
Presenter of updated findings from Awakenings, as well as the European premier of Whose Body, Whose Rights?, at the Fourth International Symposium on Sexual Mutilations (Lausanne, Switzerland).
Presenter, Routine Circumcision of Male Minors: Human Rights Implications, Second International Conference on Health & Human Rights, Harvard University, 4 October 1996.
Graduate of Sex Educator Training at San Francisco Sex Information (SFSI), which has trained men and women for the past 25 years to become qualified sex educators for SFSI's nationwide sex information hotline.
Co-Presenter, Male Sexual Mutilation: Communities of Men Reveal the Harm and Heal the Wounds, Seventh Interdisciplinary Conference on Male Sexual Victimization, National Organization on Male Sexual Victimization, JFK University/Orinda, CA in September, 1997.
Co-Presenter, Long-Term Effects of Circumcision, West Coast Retreat of the National Organization on Male Sexual Victimization. September, 1998.
Author, A Preliminary Poll of Men Circumcised in Infancy or Childhood. British Journal of Urology International (83, Suppl. 1) January 1999, pp. 85-92
Co-founded the Children's Health & Human Rights Partnership (CHHRP) with Kira Antinuk, BsN, Christopher Guest, M.D. and David Saving. CHHRP is Canada's first non-profit organization to deal exclusively with genital cutting of male, female and intersex children.
Presented findings from the 2011 Global Survey of Circumcision Harm (GSCH) at the 12th International Symposium on Genital Autonomy and Children's Rights in Helsinki, Finland. The Global Survey of Circumcision Harm (GSCH) is an online survey of more than 1,000 men who answered an extensive questionnaire and uploaded photographic evidence and video testimony documenting the long-term adverse physical, sexual, self-esteem and psychological consequences from circumcisions imposed on them at a time when they could understand or consent. The GSCH exposes the long-term circumcision harm to men that the medical community still refuses to investigate.
Presented findings from the 2011 Global Survey of Circumcision Harm (GSCH) at the Symposium on Genital Autonomy: Myths and Multiple Standards in Frankfurt, Germany. Watch video of presentation on Vimeo
Discussed the findings from the 2011 Global Survey of Circumcision Harm (GSCH) as a guest of Stefan Molyneux on his popular YouTube channel. Watch on YouTube
Presented findings from the 2011 Global Survey of Circumcision Harm (GSCH) at the International Conference on Men's Issues in London, England. Watch video of presentation on Vimeo View post-conference interview
Elected to the position of Vice President of Genital Autonomy America, and non-profit organization dedicated to education and advocacy for the rights of all children - male, female, and intersex - to bodily integrity and genital autonomy.
Lead author, Long-term adverse outcomes from neonatal circumcision reported in a survey of 1,008 men: an overview of health and human rights implications. International Journal of Human Rights March 2017, 21(02), pp. 189-218.
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