“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.
“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
“‘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