Lynn Cullen. It is official. Gay people, rejoice.
Interesting women's music show.
The SUNSTAR Women in Music Festival
(March 5th – 7th, 2009) features a full roster of independent music
artists and includes concerts, workshops and special events celebrating
emerging & world class music makers. Named in honor of our most
precious and energizing resource, the sun, the SUNSTAR
Festival intends to acknowledge, recognize and support the many women
who are creating phenomenal music and will present emerging and
established Pittsburgh based artists as well as nationally acclaimed
guest artists, Toshi Reagon and Bahamadia.
Also, coming up later this month is another Dykes on Bikes fundraiser, this to benefit the Pittsburgh Dyke March.
Those leather clad biker dykes are back and hosting another fundraiser. Join the Pittsburgh Chapter of Dykes on Bikes® as they host “The Butch Femme” party to raise funds to help the organizers of the Pittsburgh Dyke March. All are welcome to attend and express their butch or femme identity. Come dressed to the hilt in ties and suits or barely covered in thigh highs and short skirts. All expressions of butch femme presentation is welcome from all those who support our GLBT community.
Music for this event will be provided by DJ Adele and the naughty DOB shooter girls will be selling their toxic jello shots. There may even be some performances based on butch/femme expression and other activities to celebrate. Come help support the Dyke March and party with the women of Dykes on Bikes®.
When: Saturday March 21st
Time: 9pm until close
This might sound strange, but participating in this event is a good way to flex your political/advocacy chops this month. The Pittsburgh Dyke March will be three years old this year and is a true grassroots effort to lift up voices that are not typically at the table. How many blue collar queer women sit on local boards or have any decision making authority in the local community? To beat my familiar drum, it would be a stunning victory to see someone who identifies as a dyke on the Mayor's LGBT Advisory Committee. The organizers stood up to those who pushed them to compromise their values and are a good example of how to get organized. Last year, the Lambda Foundation stepped in to help the event and, this year, Dykes on Bikes picks up the charge to keep this important event alive and flourishing.
You can influence advocacy efforts and empower dykes in our community to continue growing their influence. And before anyone casts some anti-feminist stone, remember that Dykes on Bikes founder Miranda Vey came out in on a blistery cold day in January and spoke about her experiences as part of the Big Queer Rally. By organizing this event, she literally puts her money where her mouth is.
Mark the date on your calendar.