12th Annual

New York City Dyke March

Saturday June 26, 2004, 5 pm at Bryant Park, 42nd St. and 6th Ave.

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Want to learn more about the Dyke March?
Come to a meeting! Every other Monday from 6:30-8 pm at the LGBT Center at 208 West 13th St.

  • April 12, 26
  • May 10, 24
  • June 7, 14, 21

Be a Marshal
Marshals are the dykes that help organize the action and keep other dykes safe. To learn more, come to an exciting marshal training session in June. (Check out the ACT UP marshal training for details about what marshals do at a march.) Already been trained or been a marshal before? Once you've been through our training, it's good for life. Let us know if you want to marshal again next year - we need you!

Accessiblity
We need volunteers to help dykes in wheelchairs. If you have any accessibility needs, please contact us before the march. We'll do our best to help every dyke participate in the march.
Sights and Sounds
Make signs, banners, noisemakers, giant puppets and more for the march. Come early to Bryant Park to make signs for the march!
Outreach and Media
Get the word out about the dyke march to the community and the media with flyers and palm cards. Or be a video witness or legal observer at the march. Contact us for more info.

Need more info?
Call the Dyke March Hotline:
212-479-8520
Or e-mail us: dykes@nycdykemarch.org

 

Some herstory...

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 every year to demonstrate for lesbian rights and visibility.

For eleven years and counting, thousands of dykes march down 5th Avenue to Washington Square Park on the Saturday before the NYC Lesbian and Gay 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 strong 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.

Dyke Marches are held all over the world. San Francisco has been full of marching dykes since 1993, and hosts a fabulous Dyke March web site with links to many dyke marches in the US and in other countries. Last year Mexico City held their first Dyke March - congratulations, lesbianas!

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