Sections

The Biggest Dyke March Ever

Early showers did not dampen a wildly successful show of lesbian determination

This year’s Dyke March was led by a large contingent of lesbians in wheelchairs.
Community News Group
Share on TwitterTweet
Share on Facebook
Subscribe

Don’t miss our updates:

This year’s Dyke March, an non-permitted event held the afternoon before the Pride March, was the largest I’ve ever witnessed — about three times the typical size. Rain put a damper on things for about 20 minutes at the top, but then the sky improved and a spirited march from Bryant Park to Washington Square Park ensued. It all ended with a romp in the fountain in Washington Square.

NYPD Sergeant Arthur Smarsch, in plainclothes, has marched with the Dyke March for years.
Historian Blanche Wiesen Cook and her spouse playwright and poet Clare Coss.
In the past several years, Revolting Lesbians, a direct action group, has been a big presence in the Dyke March.
Drumnmers are always a big presence.
Activist Maxine Wolfe, who has a long history of leadership on AIDS and at Park Slope’s Lesbian Herstory Archives.
The message was: it’s not over.
Leslie Cagan has long been a leading antiwar activist in New York.
The founatin at Washington Square Park always provides relief after a spirited march.
Anne Maguire was among the Revolting Lesbians on hand.
The drummers just kept coming.
Nearly every year, Daniel Wolfe and Richard Elovich turn out to show their support for their lesbian sisters.
Dykes on Bikes are ever-present at Pride events in New York.
Time for a cool, relaxing smooch.
Other men were also on the sidelines cheering on the marchers.
Updated 6:14 pm, July 3, 2019
Today’s news:
Share on TwitterTweet
Share on Facebook
Subscribe

Don’t miss our updates:


Reader feedback

Kate Barnhart from Bay ridge says:
the “other men” in the last photo (and me) are members of the Church Ladies for Choice who always serenade the dyke march
July 3, 5:59 pm
Marie honan from East village says:
Church Ladies For Choice are one of the highlights of the Dyke March for me. They're funny, get us all to sing that god is a dyke, & show up every year no matter the weather, to support us. We are family!
July 4, 6:31 am
MaryO from Wakefield says:
The name of the motorcycle club is The Sirens Motorcycle Club of New York. The Dykes In Biles is a separate club, founded in San Francisco.
July 4, 4:39 pm

Enter your comment below

By submitting this comment, you agree to the following terms:

You agree that you, and not GayCityNews.com or its affiliates, are fully responsible for the content that you post. You agree not to post any abusive, obscene, vulgar, slanderous, hateful, threatening or sexually-oriented material or any material that may violate applicable law; doing so may lead to the removal of your post and to your being permanently banned from posting to the site. You grant to GayCityNews.com the royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual and fully sublicensable license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display such content in whole or in part world-wide and to incorporate it in other works in any form, media or technology now known or later developed.

Classifieds

Schneps Community News Group

Don’t miss out!

Stay in touch with your community. Subscribe to our free newsletter: