Dykes on Bikes go political

Another event from Pittsburgh's Newest queer group, the Dykes on Bikes.  This is their third benefit in less than six months.  And you thought they were just a PrideFest contingent.  Ha!  Check out this event with gay comedy, free drinks and the chance to make meaningful impact.

Oh do those Biker Dykes ever stop?  Not in April!!  The Pittsburgh Dykes on Bikes® are planning a night of laughter and seriousness with the Stonewall Democrats.  Dykes on Bikes® past fundraisers have been parties filled with wet tee shirts or butch/femme goodness; this next event will focus on supporting Pennsylvania House Bill 300 for important protections for our community.

Friday April 17th, the Pittsburgh Chapter of Dykes on Bikes® will be giving a free jello shot to people who provide a personal letter of support to their state representative for HB 300.  If you also sign up to join Steel City Stonewall Democrats, we'll give you another jello shot.  If jello shots are not the right motivation for supporting HB 300, we'll have other fun non-alcoholic consumables.  This offer is while supplies last.

If you are not sure how to find your state representative or what to say in a letter to them, the Steel City Stonewall Democrats will help you out during the evening.  We'll have pens, paper, and we'll take care of the postage also.  All are welcome to bring a letter or prepare one that night with us.

You can also find your representative at:
http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/legis/home/find.cfm

Letters of support for HB 300 are serious business, so to keep everyone in good spirits; Cattivo has a night of laughter planned.  The Dykes of Hazzard comedy tour will be performing their comedy, music and burlesque.  So when the fight for equality brings you down, the Dykes of Hazard will be there to pick you up.

Finally, let's not forget those DOB shooter girls will be selling the remaining jello shots for a charity of their choice.  Come on out and party with the Pittsburgh Dykes on Bikes® and support HB 300.

Where:             Cattivo
When:              Friday April 17th
Cover:              $5 for the Dykes of Hazard

Sponsors
www.pittsburghdykesonbikes.com<http://www.pittsburghdykesonbikes.com/>
http://www.stonewalldemocrats.org/
http://www.cattivo.biz/intro.html

I am very curious about the Dykes of Hazard comedy troupe. 

The Dykes on Bikes raised $600 for the Dyke March at their March event.  That's pretty awesome for a very grassroots event. 

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  • So it's ok for the dykes to use sex (wet tee shirts) and booze (jello shots) for a fundraiser, political event, social event, whatever, but when the guys do it, “it casts our community in a bad light.” Interesting double standard.

  • Its amazing how everytime Dykes on Bikes tries to do a fundraiser…the first person to comment always has something negative to say about what we are doing.

  • I'm not sure to which of “the guys” you are referring, but I agree with Anonymous II that the misogynistic attempts to undermine the work of the Dykes on Bikes is getting old. The sad fact is that various configurations of “the guys” pretty much run everything else in town so maybe the issue isn't so much that “the guys” are the victims of a double standard as that they are threatened by a group of women doing it for themselves, as in the Dykes on Bikes, or an individual women speaking her mind, as in me.
    My guess is “the guys” who run PrideFest aren't going bat an eyelash when it comes time to have the Dykes on Bikes roar down the parade route, wet tee shirts or not.
    Face it, Pittsburgh's LGBTQ community is better off now that the Dykes on Bikes are in town. They bring the national reputation of the group with them and they are working their asses off to raise money for other groups. Are “they guys” doing anything to keep the Dyke March going strong?
    Keep taking pot shots. You only reinforce my desire to provide PR for this organization and you definitely don't make “the guys” look very good.

  • The comment is not about Dykes on Bikes; I support and applaud their efforts. I wish them well and hope they succeed. The only comment is that when sex and booze is used by the lesbians, it's ok, but not when used by gay men. This blog is full of condemnation of gay men's partying and sex and booze. I'm just pointing out the double standard.

  • How can you say you applaud our efforts and say you hope we succeed, when all you do is complain how we supposedly use sex an booze to earn money to support our community. If you notice you wrote that this blog is full of condemnations of gay men's PARTYING….we are not partying…we are fundraising. So you really need to see where your problem lies. If you have a problem with the blogger or the blog itself…you should take it up with that person, instead of constantly putting down our efforts. It has taken a great leader an a lot of other indivudals make these events a sucess. Let me call your bluff…………if you truely support Dykes on Bikes…like you say you do….show up, drop a few bucks…and help this community come together.
    And you can find me….an let me know you showed…I will have the camera!!!!!!!

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