Who is the Vancouver Dyke March for?
The Vancouver Dyke March and Festival celebrates and centres the experiences of those whose gender identity or expression intersects with their sexual orientation to further marginalize them within the broader LGBTQIA2S+ community, including but not limited to trans and cisgender women and femmes, butches, as well as other trans, genderqueer, gender non-conforming, and non-binary individuals. We recognize that not all participants identify as dykes, but may prefer terms such as lesbian, queer, two-spirited, bisexual, pansexual, asexual, or aromantic.
We are friendly to all families and relationships, and especially those that challenge heterocentric norms, including singles, non-monogamous, non-normative, multi-parent, and multi-generational families, childless families, chosen families, and families of all other shapes and sizes.
Within the Vancouver Dyke March and Festival, we strive to create space and visibility for those who are marginalized on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, abilities, class, immigration status, or age, and who do not always feel represented by the larger pride movement.
We welcome those who wish to stand in solidarity with our communities. You can do this by financially contributing to the Vancouver Dyke March, attending the Vancouver Dyke March and Festival while keeping the focus where it belongs, and by being open to listening, learning and growing.
(Updated May 14, 2017)