Are you ready to March tomorrow?

The countdown is on! In less than 24 hours, Dyke March takes to the streets! And it’s not too late to join in. Need some ideas?

Dyke March at Trans March 2011 - Jocelyn Reynolds

March (verb):  to march in the Toronto Dyke March
1. to walk, strut, scream, sign, chant, roll and dance your way through city streets.
2. to take up space, take a stand.
3. to share the truly awesome energy of thousands of other queer women and dykes.

Dyke March 2011 Photo by Jocelyn Reynolds

JOIN A GROUP!

Dyke on Bikes (Motorcycles)
Dykes on Bicycles
Dykes with Tykes

MARCH WITH FRIENDS!

Line up at 1:00 p.m. with everyone else and you are good to go!
We’ll have a check in table at Church and Hayden if you need information on Dyke Day. You can also ask anyone in a Volunteer t-shirt for help.

MAKE A SIGN!

We will have some supplies to make a sign from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. or bring your own. Keep Pride political and share your message with the crowd!

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HOW TO GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR DYKE MARCH EXPERIENCE

  • carry a water bottle and a snack
  • make banners and signs
  • dress up or dress down
  • wear sunscreen
  • use body paint or markers to decorate or write on your skin
  • march with friends and make new ones
  • bring chants, songs, megaphones, whistles, noisemakers
  • wear rollerskates, ride a bicycle, longboard, skateboard
  • take photos and videos
  • use Twitter to live tweet with the hashtag #dykeTO
  • drive a car, truck, and blast your favorite feisty tunes  (note: all vehicles must register in advance)
  • give pamphlets, flyers, or zines out to Marchers or to the crowd to promote your group or event or to educate on social justice issues
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About Dyke March Toronto

Mission: The 2015 Toronto Dyke March works to create dyke-centred spaces because we need — and demand — more visibility within the Pride Toronto Festival. Goals: Our goal is to organize a political and celebratory march, created by and for dykes across the spectrum. We need to create our own space to be political and visible. Dyke visibility is important because we are not fully represented in the Pride movement or in mainstream society. The Dyke March celebrates our diversity and demonstrates the power of our communities. We hope the Dyke March leaves you with the energy to take action, a sense of community, and an appreciation for your own unique dyke glory! Values: The Dyke March values collective organizing to give dykes who are historically oppressed a platform. These include, but are not limited to, trans folks, Indigenous folks, folks of colour and folks with disabilities. We see this as necessary to create social change.
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