Brother K was born in Miami in 1947 and grew up in New Orleans. He studied journalism at the University of Illinois, where he earned his degree in 1969. He protested against circumcision at the California State Capital in 1980, a protest that the Associated Press and other media reported locally and across the nation. In 1986 he changed his name to Brother K in California Superior Court, an act of protest against his circumcision at birth. He formed Bloodstained Men in 2012 and has protested in cities from coast to coast.
David first wore the bloodstained suit in September 2014, and soon thereafter became a regular participant in Bloodstained Men tours around the country. When not on the road, he works on various IT projects in the Boston metro area. David has a master’s degree in Operations Research from Stony Brook University, where he also earned his B.S. in Mathematics. In his free time he enjoys playing the marimba, visiting his nieces and nephews, and using google maps to find good protest locations.
Harry is a retired engineer who has for many years struggled to find better ways to do what should be the easiest thing imaginable: convincing people not to injure their own children. He joined his first Bloodstained Men protest in 2014 and decided then that the on-street and online actions of the organization are the most promising way to protect kids from genital mutilation. Harry joined the Board of Directors in October of 2018.
James is a photographer and videographer, documenting the intactivist movement since 1993. His YouTube channel, Bonobo3D, has over 400 videos dedicated to the issue. He enjoys covering Bloodstained Men protests and interviewing people on the street because every protest and interview yields new ideas and perspectives. James joined the Board of Directors in 2017.
Catherine was born in Oakland, California, and raised in Vallejo, CA. She discovered Oregon in 1996 and made Southern Oregon her home the following year. She began following BSM shortly after the group got its start in 2012 and stuck to online intactivism until making the leap to the front lines in January 2020. She has attended every protest since.
“After learning the damage that genital mutilation does to both the individual and to human sexuality as a whole, it would be a great disservice to humankind to not speak out about such an atrocity!” -Catherine Franklin
Carole Anne Babyak
Carole Anne Babyak was born in Rochester, Pennsylvania. She received her university degree in English literature, with a specialty in Romantic Poetry. She protested against circumcision at the California State Capital in 1980, a protest that the Associated Press and other media reported locally and across the nation. She helped conceive and implement Bloodstained Men as a non-profit in 2014.