DC Dyke March 2019
June 7 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
Did you know that the first Dyke March ever was in Washington, DC? It’s been 12 years since the last DC Dyke March was held, but this year we want YOU to help us bring it back!
The Dyke March, a grassroots march for queer liberation led by self-identifying dykes, first started in the District in 1993. It subsequently spread to major cities in North America and the UK, but fizzled out in DC. Now local organizers are bringing it back to the District on June 7 after a more than decade-long hiatus, and their inaugural theme is “Dykes Against Displacement.”
Dyke Marches are community-driven, grassroots, and meant to bring together all who identify as dykes through marching as an act of visibility and protest. It is non-Pride affiliated, with no corporate sponsors, permits, or cops – our goal is to encourage activism within our community and center transwomxn, queer womxn, lesbians, and other dyke identities who are oft-marginalized by the mainstream LGBTQ movement.
Learn more about this year’s theme here: https://ggwash.org/view/72081/dc-dykes-march-against-displacement-lgbtq-housing-washington
Please bring signs, noise makers, banners – this march is not a parade, but a public act of protest & celebration of the diversity of our dyke community.
START TIME: 6 PM
Invite all the dykes you know! This is an INCLUSIVE space for ALL who identify as dykes. Hatred of any kind will not be tolerated.
If you’re an ally that wants to support, cheer us on from the sidelines and donate to our Paypal (paypal.me/dcdykemarch) or Venmo (@dc-dykemarch).
More route details will be posted leading closer to the day.
For those out there who would like to help make sure that the march goes off without a hitch, come to one of our marshal trainings and be a marshal! Marshals make sure that attendees are safe, they get a free limited edition marshal t-shirt, learn escalation & safety training, also probably get flirted with by all the marchers!
Marshal trainings currently scheduled are:
(will be making FB events to RSVP)
Wed, May 22
Thurs, May 23
Sun, June 2
Wed, June 5