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The Calgary Dyke and Trans* March

The Calgary Dyke March and Calgary Outlink announce today that they are partnering to organize the first ever Calgary Dyke and Trans* March during Pride celebrations in 2014. Calgary's Trans* community is under represented in Calgary's Pride celebrations (hence the need for the Calgary Dyke and Trans* March), and is among the most marginalized group in mainstream society as well as in the queer community. The Calgary Dyke and Trans* March will raise awareness and celebrate these unique identities. It will also provide a safer and community oriented space.

This is a march for the whole dyke and trans community: trans women, trans men, gender queer folks, non-binary people, bi women, lesbian women, femme, butch, queer folks, and other identities too long to list or perhaps yet to be imagined. This will be a space to celebrate our diversity and vibrancy - it will provide people with a way to speak out against homophobic, transphobic, and biphobic systems and to be their wonderful true selves.

The Calgary Dyke and Trans* March will occur on Aug 30th, 2014. It will start at William Aberhart park at 11:30am, march down 4th street, and end at Roulleaville square with entertainment of various kinds including Dyke and Trans* artists from 12:30-3:30pm. More details to follow in an upcoming press release.

We Reclaim

The dyke march is inherently about reclaiming the word “dyke”. The use of that politically charged word is purposeful; it’s about us harnessing all of the power that word holds and empowering ourselves, families, lovers and friends.

We are Visible

WE ARE HERE. Pride is an important event, but its history lies in the gay rights movement, which was rooted in efforts for gay male equality. This event often caters to that specific subset of the queer community, gay males, and leaves out all of the multiplicity of other identities that exist within our community. The Dyke march separates itself as a radical, political, alternative to the pride parade.

We Refuse to be Marginalized

The dyke march is inherently about reclaiming the word “dyke”. The use of that politically charged word is purposeful; it’s about us harnessing all of the power that word holds and empowering ourselves, families, lovers and friends.


We Celebrate Identities and Diversity

We refuse to erase the unique experiences of each individual within the queer community. We are committed to inclusive organizing in all ways.


We are RADICAL and GRASS ROOTS

We recognize the effect corporate sponsorship has on our community and we choose not to participate in it. All of our efforts are grassroots, because we believe in building our community through the members within it. We are accountable for our weaknesses, and we work hard to be better every day.


We Celebrate Bodies

We encourage the radical and subversive expression of bodies.


We Celebrate Sexuality

Sexuality is complex and fluid. We recognize and celebrate the diversity of sexual expression.


We Fight Against Violence

We believe in raising awareness about homophobic violence, and domestic violence that exists both in and outside of our communities.


We Create Community

We provide spaces to congregate and create community. We are a medium for any community member to utilize to make impactful change.

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