That One Time At The Dyke March

Pittsburgh Pride

So one year, I was asked to speak at the Dyke March. I was flattered, but I’ll say right here – I blew it. I was absolutely terrified to speak with this group of women and felt like I had nothing to say. I was super anxious and I did not prepare and it was […]

Pittsburgh’s 6th Annual Dyke March

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Pittsburgh's 2011 Dyke March is set for Saturday, June 18 from 2-5 PM in Bloomfield.  The March first relocated to Bloomfield in 2010 and enjoyed a successful march with a lot of community visibility.  2010 also marked the first year the Pittsburgh Police provided appropriate protections which enhanced the experience of all marchers.  What an […]

Pittsburgh Dyke March 2010: The Fifth Year

This was one of my favorite LGBTQ events of all time. It was joyful, fierce, unified and humbling to wind our way through Bloomfield yesterday afternoon.  The event kicked off with a call to action from Dykes on Bikes founder, Miranda Vey.  She uses the term “queer patriot” to describe the power within dykes and other […]

Pgh Dyke March 2010

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

I am tired after a long day so I'll save my Dyke March 2010 reflections for Sunday. I have posted photos on my Facebook page if you'd like to check them out. Overall, the event was great. The move to Bloomfield was genius for visibility … tons of people came out on the streets and […]

Pittsburgh’s Dyke March – Today! Who Will Be There?

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

  Well, today is the day.  This afternoon at say 2:45 PM, we'll see if our “fierce allies” in City Hall were able to finally resolve the issue of police protecton and allow women who don't typically attend fundraisers and public meetings the safety to exercise their first amendment rights? Don't get me wrong — I […]

Pgh Dyke March 2010 – Saturday June 5 in Bloomfield

 

The Dyke March is on ….

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Just got word that Dyke March permit is in Eli's hands so we are all set.  Here's the route: BLOOMFIELD   START AT AIKEN AND BAUM BLVD AT MORROW TRIANGLE WALK UP AIKEN THEN DOWN LIBERTY AVENUE UNTIL TAYLOR STREET MAKE A RIGHT ONTO TAYLOR STREET MAKE A RIGHT ONTO FRIENDSHIP AVE END MARCH AT […]

Dyke March 2010 – Update

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Just made my first visit to Police HQ. They have a silly little machine to gain entrance and not-so-loveable curmudgeon at the gate.  He started the hell out of me by looming over while I was waiting for someone — anyone — to answer my button pushing.  Not a good start. I almost dropped by Blackberry […]

Save the Date: Pittsburgh's Dyke March 2010

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Mark your calendars for Saturday, June 5, 2010 which will be the date of Pittsburgh's 5th Annual Dyke March.  The location will still be in Oakland and organizers have fabulous plans for the ultimate grassroots picnic (get it?) and post-march party. What's is a dyke march? Dyke March is a mostly lesbian-led and inclusive gathering […]

Dyke March 2009

Another fine event from the Dyke March organizers.  The crowd gathered on the CMU Lawn for some socializing and networking.  The luminescent La'Tasha Mayes from New Voices Pittsburgh spoke very artfully and got the march rolling. I posted tons of photos and tweets at Facebook. The mood was festive, the marchers were cheerful and the […]