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5 ways to get involved before the March!

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We are recruiting YOU!

You’ve heard us say “10% is not enough, recruit, recruit, RECRUIT!” And if you have ever met a Philly dyke march organizer, you know we will try to recruit you to join forces with us. We believe in strength in numbers, in unity. We believe that every dyke has a place with us.

How can you help? For starters, RSVP to this year’s march. Help us reach more people on social media. Bring your dyke-identified friends and allies to fundraisers and the march itself! Buy a T-shirt and wear it proudly. Talk about the march on FB/Twitter or Instagram and why it matters to you.

If you’ve been to a march, you know a lot is happening. Let us break it down for you, then you can decide where you want to step up. Email us at phillydykemarch@gmail.com so we can get you connected! Being involved is a GREAT way to build community.

  • Marshals: be one of the brave and heroic dykes who blocks traffic, helps the march flow, directs the route
  • Dykes on bikes: grab your wheels and cruise through the Gayborhood, leading hundreds of dykes behind you (yes, we are looking for motorcycles, scooters, bicycles, skates, etc.)
  • Radical cheerleaders: scream and shout and chant your heart out, uniting dykes with your words and your passion
  • Drummers: bring your own drums or grab some of ours and keep the beat as we storm the streets
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CALLING ALL DYKES!! The Philly Dyke March is our protest, not a parade, in support of the dyke voice and experience.

Be a part of the Philly Dyke March experience by attending the 2013 Philly Dyke March on Saturday, June 8th at Kahn Park, 11th & Pine Sts. The March steps off at 3pm.

For questions or more information email phillydykemarch@gmail.com, or find us on Facebook.

 

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Call for Artists/Designers: New Logo for 2013 Philly Dyke March

Calling all DYKES:

We invite you to bring your graphic design/artistic talent to our 2013 competition for a new logo. The logo will appear on THIS website (phillydykemarch.com), on our FB and Twitter, on our T-shirts worn by hundreds of sexy dykes citywide, on our press releases and marketing materials, on our temporary tattoos, on basically everything!

Instructions: Submit high-resolution files to be judged by the PDM community on FB, poll style. The winning design will be on all the 2013 Dyke March swag.

Questions? Ready to give it a shot? Email your submissions to phillydykemarch@gmail.com by March 2nd. Files should be high-res 300 dpi and a similar size to the T-shirt. If accepted, the exact format may vary pending our printer specifications.

Best of luck, and for inspiration, please refer to our vision statement:

dyke: A person, traditionally female, who has an emotional and physical attraction to other women; sometimes including (but not limited to): queer, lesbian, bisexual, trans* and cisgendered women/womyn.

Since 1998, the Philly Dyke March has been an opportunity for self-identified dykes to gather, march and rally. Too often, the LGBT community focuses on male-dominated voices. The Philly Dyke March is our protest in support of the dyke voice and experience, and focuses on the wants, needs, and demands of our community. We march to show that we exist, that we matter, and that we have a voice. We demand and create an affirming, dyke-positive space to celebrate the creativity and determination of the Philadelphia dyke community.

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Businesses Voice Support of Dyke March

Hopefully, you’ve spotted businesses around town showing their support for Dyke March. If not, we bet you will soon! This year, Dyke March organizers created a fantastic window cling for businesses who support the cause and the list of places with the cling on their doors or windows is rapidly growing!

Absolute Abstract |  Woody’s |  Cut |  Sweet Endings |  Robin’s Books/Moonstone Art Center |  Zavino |  Ricochet |  EuroKids Learning Center |  Giovanni’s Room |  Tria |  Knock |  Jar Bar |  Jake’s Sandwich Board |  Tabu Lounge & Sports Bar |  12thStreet Gym | Cafe Twelve |  Washington West Project |  iCandy |  Shanti Yoga Shala |  Odd Fellows Cafe |  Mixto |  and many more…

And, even better, you can buy your own window clings at Dyke March this year! At 1 for $3 and 2 for $5, they’re a great deal as well as a great way to support Philly Dyke March!

 

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Sing for a cause! Or just drink.

YOU: Love extended happy hours, kickass karaoke, great drink specials, lesbians, dykes, queers, butches, femmes, womyn, gender variance, trans folks, or you’re an ally for any of the above!

WE: have a party for YOU! Join Philly Dyke March for a happy hour fundraiser, Thursday, May 17!

6-8pm: Happy Hour, music and raffles   |   8-10pm: Karaoke madness with Philly’s dykes!   |   RSVP on Facebook!

Come to Tabu Lounge and meet the Dyke March organizers, buy one of our new awesome t-shirts, find out how to get involved, meet new folks, jump on the mic for some karaoke, win some great prizes in the raffle and just have a great time! T-shirts are only $15 or you can buy 2 for $25!

That’s not all! We’ve got great raffle items including:

Gift certificate to Tabu Lounge and Sports Bar |   Free entry for 2 to Stimulus’ 90s hip-hop and pop party |   Framed Solace Photography artwork   |   A super sexy gift bag courtesy of Liberty City Kings |   1 hour photography sitting courtesy of Solace Photography…and more!

Be visible. Be heard. Be there!

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Official Invite for 2012 Dyke March

Dyke March is proud to announce that we’ve just posted the Facebook event for this year’s March! Please check it out, RSVP, share it, and invite your friends! Hope to see you out there, dykes!

ALL femmes, butches, queers, studs, AGs, lesbian feminists, tops, bottoms, tomboys, womyn of color, bi-dykes, boi-dykes, UHaul-ers, Potluck-ers, bulldaggers, trans folks of all flavors, labia-lovin’ ladies… you get the idea: we mean YOU!

The Philly Dyke March is not a parade. It’s a march, a protest, a movement. Since 1998, the Philly Dyke March has been an opportunity for self-identified dykes to gather, march and rally. Too often, the LGBT community focuses on male-dominated voices. The Philly Dyke March is our protest in support of the dyke voice and experience, and focuses on the wants, needs, and demands of our community. We march to show that we exist, that we matter, and that we have a voice. We demand and create an affirming, dyke-positive space to celebrate the creativity and determination of who we are, who we love, and the diversity within our community. We welcome Dykes of all races, sizes, ages, abilities, socio-economic statuses, gender presentations, and sexualities. We also welcome our allies to join us for the march and rally!

Bring your bike, your friends, your kid, signs, banners, costumes, drums, whistles, but most importantly just bring yourself!

Saturday, June 9, 2012 at 3PM

Rally: 3pm at Kahn Park (11th and Pine streets)
March: Step off promptly at 4pm
After march: Chill in the park and have some free water ice as Philly’s dyke performers rock the mic for the rest of the day!
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This year, PDM is bringing you electrifying speakers and performers and features DJ Kash on the turntables and Di the Comedian Hargrove as MC. Interested in performing? Submit your performance video to ahikes@gmail.com by May 9 to be considered.

The new 2012 Philly Dyke March T-Shirts will be available at the March!

Check out the pictures from last year’s march and make sure you dont miss a beat this year!

For more information, stay tuned our website or our Facebook page!

 

Be Visible. Be Heard. Be There!

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2012 Shirt Sneak Peak!

There’s no single definition for how one identifies as a dyke. Sneak peak at our new shirts for 2012 at Mr. Philadelphia Drag King competition this Saturday.

Available in black or green. There will be tank tops too!

Thank you JaySocial for this year’s design!

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Interest Meeting

Interested in learning more about the Dyke March? Think you’re interested in helping out?

Come meet us! The current Dyke March planners, learn more about the Dyke March, find out about our events and get your questions answered.

Sunday, March 25, 2012
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
William Way Community Center
1315 Spruce St., Philadelphia, PA 19107

Bring yourself and some friends!

If you’re not able to make it on the 25th but would like info email us at: phillydykemarch@gmail.com

Facebook Invite here.

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Time To Crown A New King!

Save the date! April 14th is the next Mr. Philadelphia Drag King Competition.

Start practicing your swagger, waxing your ‘stasche and putting the final touches on your package. Join us for this long-running annual event produced by Liberty City Kings Drag & Burlesque. Mr. PDK is always a popular event full of humor, moustaches & down right sexiness all to benefit the us, Philly Dyke March! Due to popular demand, rumor has it that there will be a head cap this year. So get there early!

For more info to volunteer or compete at the event, click here or email libertycitykings@hotmail.com. There’s an Info Meeting on March 11. Deadline to enter is March 31.

Mr. PDF 2012 Competition
April 14, 2012
William Way Community Center
1315 Spruce Street • Philadelphia, PA
$5-15 sliding scale
Doors @ 7:30pm • Show @ 8:00pm
FB Event Invite

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