New York City Dyke March and Parties

Since 1993, when the Lesbian Avengers organized the first Dyke March in Washington, D.C. at the March on Washington, and then again in New York in June, dykes have come out to demonstrate for rights and visibility.

Every year, thousands of dykes march down 5th Avenue to Washington Square Park on the Saturday before the NYC Pride Parade. Drummers up front near the banner rally the marchers out into the street and keep the rhythm going all the way down to the Village.
Signs proclaim political and personal slogans like “I’ll be satisfied when every dyke can be out” and “I’ll be satisfied when my mother can say the word lesbian.” We’ve seen giant lesbian puppets, a swimming pool complete with bathing beauties pulled along by strapping gals, SuperDyke in a rainbow cape, and of course: the fabulous marshals, those tireless and dedicated dykes, who lead the march in the front, run down the street blocking the traffic on the sides, and bring up the rear of the march.

The Dyke March is for self-identified women, supporters cheer us on!

Saturday, June 26, 2010      Stepoff from Bryant Park (W 42nd St/5th Ave) at 5 pm, sharp!

Run down 5th, keep the March moving, help marchers stay safe and informed,
meet other women, and get your official TWAT TEAM T-Shirt!

Attend one of two trainings:
Monday, June 14, 7 – 9 pm – Bluestockings (172 Allen Street)
OR       Saturday, June 19, 1 – 3 pm – LGBT Community Services Center    (208 West   13th Street)
Want to marshal but can’t make a training?
Email us for more   information at     dykesATdykemarchnycDOTorg


Thursday, June 17, 6:30 pm (ticket drawing at 8:00 pm) at the Stonewall Inn (53 Christopher Street)

Join us at the historic Stonewall Inn for drinks, mingling, and a raffle with prizes from NYC restaurants, Yankees Tickets, Mets Tickets, Rony Tennenbaum Jewelry, Circle Line Cruises, Ms. Magazine, A Gift Certificate from Sam Ash, US Open Tickets, Staceyann Chin, A special L Word Package, and our favorite lesbian-owned sex shop – Babeland!

PLUS   POST DYKE MARCH SPECTACULAR!    Saturday, June 26, 2010, 8 ’til late!
Join us for the Post-Dyke March Spectacular at Gingers  – The ONLY after-party that funds the March (banners, marshal materials, meeting space, training space, website, noisemakers, signs, and everything else!)

The  Best of Gay New York



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