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Episode 88 – Queer History: Dyke Marches

Over twenty thousand people descended upon Washington, D.C. in 1993 for the first dyke march. A group of activists known as The Lesbian Avengers planned the march out of anger for feeling unacknowledged, disrespected, and discriminated against in the straight and gay communities.

The marches continue today in larger cities during pride celebrations. According to the NYC Dyke March, the march is “a protest march, not a parade.” They invite dykes to come “demonstrate, agitate, [and] liberate!”

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