2014 Unveiled: Honoured Dyke Group — The Toronto Fierce Femme Organizers

Every year, Pride selects an Honoured Dyke Group and an Honoured Dyke. This year, the Honoured Dyke Group is the Toronto Fierce Femme Organizers!

From ScarletTentacle on Etsy

From ScarletTentacle on Etsy

This group was nominated because in order to keep a community strong, a whole force of equally strong leaders needs to build and maintain it. Toronto’s queer communities are filled with such amazing diversity and activism that can only survive and stay relevant with the strength and persistence of these organizers. Regardless of what organizations these individuals belong to, they are a group themselves, a group that works together, in tandem, and individually to ensure that the community maintains its dynamism and effectiveness.

We invite all femmes and femme-lovers to March with the Honoured Group to celebrate the femme-of-centre and to be visible, as femmes are not always visible as queers, especially in non-queer spaces. It will be a true celebration and show of appreciation for queer femininities in addition to a chance to honour their incredible work.

The Toronto Fierce Femme Organizers is growing! There are so many femmes whose work needs to be recognized. We invite you to show your love for these amazing community organizers and keep suggesting more femmes to join to the group! We’ll be happy to invite femmes to be a part of this amazing Honoured Group – you just need to let us know how to contact them!

From The Femme Show

From The Femme Show

If you want to join the Fierce Femmes, send us your photo, bio and any links to your work (or website, event, blog, organization, etc.) and we’ll post it all to our blog. We’ll do our best to get everyone up before Dyke Day. We’d love it if you’d tell us WHY YOU MARCH in your photo or on social media for our #wemarch campaign. This campaign is one of our ways of politicizing Pride, and a response to the question we often get “Why do you need a Dyke March anyway?”

To march with the Toronto Fierce Femmes in the Dyke March, come to the Dyke March info table before the March! (More details to come.) Keep checking this space for more details about who the Fierce Femmes are!

To nominate someone to be part of the Honoured Group and highlight their work, contact us!

Email: dykemarchto@gmail.com
Facebook: DykeMarch Toronto
Twitter: @DykeMarchTO
Instagram: @dykemarchto

 

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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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