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