‘There Was a Dyke March?’ (1994)

“On June 25, over 20,000 lesbians marched down Fifth Avenue in the International Dyke March in New York City according to the Lesbian Avengers, the organizers of the event. The police estimated that between 5,000 and 6,000 people attended. On June 26, nine lines about the event appeared in the New York Times. Nothing was mentioned in the W ashington Post…or the Chicago Tribune…or the Los Angeles Times…”

Author(s): Amy C. Branner, Laura Butterbaugh, and April Jackson

Source: Off Our Backs, Vol. 24, No. 8 (august/september 1994), pp. 1-2, 16-17, 20

Lesbian Avengers Handbook cover – designed by Amy Walker, photograph by Caroline Kroon. Further designs created by Carrie Moyer.

There Was a Dyke March (1994) (link)


MichFest Transgender Controversy…and Right-Wing Attacks: “Americans for Truth” claims MWMF endangers children – by Karla Mantilla and Lisa Vogel

“The Festival is womon-born-womon space. That means it is an event intended for womyn who were born and who have lived their entire life experience as female and who currently identify as a womon.
We ask the transsexual community to respect and support this intention…”

Author(s): Karla mantilla and Lisa Vogel

Source: Off Our Backs, Vol. 30, No. 9 (October 2000), pp. 8-9

MichFest, Transgender Controversy & Right-Wing Attacks (Link)

Love Women or Die: Are We An Endangered Species? by Alix Dobkin

“‘Diversity’ used to be code for the coming together of Lesbians from a variety of racial, ethnic and class backgrounds. But now those labels indicate the “inclusion” of “nice” men, “supportive” men, “curious” men, ex-men…”

Author(s): Alix Dobkin

Source: Off Our Backs, Vol. 30, No. 5 (May 2000), p. 9, 18

Love Women or Die (Link)