Annual Dyke March
WorldPride 2014 toronto dyke march
Date: Saturday, June 28, 2014
What is the Dyke March Event?
Welcome to Pride Toronto's annual Dyke March. The Dyke March is a grassroots event where women and trans people in LGBTTIQQ2SA communities take over the streets of Toronto. The Dyke March is not a parade - it is a political demonstration of critical mass; a moment seized to revel in the strength, diversity and passion of LGBTTIQQ2SA women and trans folk. We encourage groups to work within the theme for Pride Week 2012 in order to express their values. Raise your voice! Join us as we celebrate our diversity, our passion and our pride. The Dyke March is organized by the Dyke March Committee, based on the Guiding Principles created from the 2006/2007 Community Consultations. The Dyke March Committee, the Dyke March, and all other events organized by the Dyke March Committee are trans inclusive.
2013 Mission Statement
The 2013 Toronto Dyke March works to celebrate the diversity, visibility, and strengths of our dyke communities and to resist normative stereotypes, systems, and economies. Our organizing framework is a radical queer politics that is collaborative and community-driven and emphasizes the power of our desires, stories, and collective knowledge. We work to organize a March and other events that strive to dismantle racism, transphobia, classism, and ableism while fostering sex and body positivity. We do this so that we can create accountable and supportive spaces in Toronto for all lesbian, bi, and queer women and all self- identified dykes, including 2-Spirit and gender-variant dykes, from across the spectrum and from various backgrounds. We aim to organize a Dyke March that honours the history of Dyke Marches as a political demonstration and that has year-long impact in order to move us forward. We seek to move forward through creating dialogue that truly respects our differences as well as the complexity of our identities and experiences. We recognise that we need to build new systems of care, alternative economies, and transformative and empowering communities. This is difficult work that requires a lot of commitment, time, and energy accompanied by patience and laughter. Overall, we will be creative and disruptive, making politicized fun and glittery ruckus; we will be fierce; we will be SUPERQUEER!