Sunday April 19, 6-9 pm
Toronto Public Library, Parliament Branch
The Dyke March trans* town hall will be an opportunity for community members to share what they’d like to see for the Dyke March. While our other Dyke March town halls are open to all members of the dyke community, we are hosting this trans*-specific event in response to the need for specific attention to the ideas and concerns of trans* people.
There will be an introduction of Dyke March team members, an overview of our plans for this year’s march, and we will then open the floor to feedback and questions.
All trans* dykes are welcome and encouraged to attend.
Trans* dyke” refers to any person on the spectrum of gender identity who identifies with the label. We welcome dykes who identify as trans women, trans men, two spirit, third gender, intersex, genderqueer, genderfluid, non-binary, bigender, agender, and gender independent.
ASL will be available, the building is wheelchair accessible.
The Dyke March is an event that exists to celebrate, affirm, and empower dykes. As such, our policy since the March began in 1996 has been that all self-identified dykes are welcome to march, and that non-dyke allies are encouraged to support us from the sidelines.
At the same time, cisgender men*, many of whom are our friends, allies, family members and partners, have sometimes also joined the Dyke March in support. However, we know from post-March surveys from the past several years that many dykes in our communities have been unhappy about the presence of cisgender men within the Dyke March.
We are circulating this survey to learn about how our fellow dykes feel about this issue so that we can work towards a solution that will make everyone feel comfortable, safer, and supported on dyke day.
PLEASE NOTE: This survey is not definitive. We encourage further discussion of this topic. We appreciate you taking the time to complete the survey, and any questions, comments and/or concerns are welcome.
In case you missed the March 22, 2015 Dyke March Town Hall meeting minutes can be found here:
Sunday March 22, 2015 2-4 pm
Parliament Street Library, 269 Gerrard Street Toronto M5A 2G3
The Town Hall will be an informal meeting of members of the Toronto Dyke Community. There will be an introduction of the 2015 Dyke March Team and a description of plans for this years march. Attendees will be given the opportunity to give feedback and ask questions. All members of the Dyke Community are welcome and encouraged to attend.
ASL interpreters will be available, and the building is wheelchair accessible.
Light refreshments will be provided.