Dyke March

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The Dyke March is a lesbian visibility and protest march. It is similar to the Gay Pride parade and gay rights protests. The main reason for the creation of Dyke Marches was to protest what was seen as the control of Pride events by white gay men.[1] Dyke marches often happen on a Friday or Saturday before LGBT pride parades.

Dyke marches are held in Minneapolis,[2] New York City,[3] Washington, D.C.,[4] Boston,[5] Buffalo,[6] San Francisco,[7] and Philadelphia,[8]

Before "Dyke March" was a concept, one of the first documented lesbian pride marches in North America was in Vancouver, British Columbia in May 1981.

The first Dyke March was in Washington, D.C. on April 24, 1993.[9]

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  1. "Eating Fire: A History of the Dyke March | QueerEvents.ca". Queer Events. Retrieved 2022-05-05.
  2. "The Minneapolis Pride". MisterBandB. Retrieved June 1, 2021.
  3. "NYC Dyke March". nycdykemarch.com. Retrieved June 1, 2021.
  4. "The DC Dyke March". DC Center. Retrieved June 1, 2021.
  5. "Boston Dyke March". WBUR. Retrieved June 1, 2021.
  6. "Dyke March: Buffalo Rising". BuffaloRising.com. Retrieved June 1, 2021.
  7. "A San Francisco Dyke March". My Castro. Archived from the original on June 2, 2021. Retrieved June 1, 2021.
  8. "Philadelphia Dyke March". Generocity. Retrieved June 1, 2021.
  9. "The Dyke March Hits 20". Huffington Post. Retrieved June 1, 2021.