The Dyke March Rally was moved to Saturday this year as part of the Women’s Freedom Festival produced by the L-Project. To maximize Dyke March participation, this year the march began on Saturday. It normally takes place on Friday nights to kick of pride in West Hollywood. The march was led by the Motorcycle Contingent for Equality like it has since 2017.
This year the march moved from east to west by the Women’s Freedom festival near West Hollywood Beverly Hills Gateway by Doheny Drive. It normally starts at Holloway Drive and Santa Monica Boulevard.
“It’s important that programming for our community happens on a day and time when people can get into West Hollywood,” Founding President, current VP and COO of The L-Project, Chris Baldwin, told WEHO TIMES. “Traditionally, around the country the Dyke March is held the night before the main Pride parade on Sunday. It’s the perfect pairing because the majority of pride attendees are men, so having a march to protest the patriarchy and to elevate the voices of feminine identified and two spirit people.”
This year, the Dyke March and rally welcomed the Los Angeles Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence as a show of solidarity and support for the La Sisters who are the center of attention currently after the Los Angeles Dodgers removed the charity group from their pregame LGBTQ+ Pride Night celebration at Dodger Stadium following a backlash from some Catholic Church leaders and republican politician Marco Rubio who publicly condemned the team’s plan to bestow the Sister with a Community Hero Award.
Community partners for this year’s Women’s Freedom Festival include She Angels Foundation, Jewish Foundation LA, California Families in Focus – Long Beach, Black Lesbians United (BLU), and Earthlodge Center for Transformation – Long Beach, among many more, plus experience a variety of unique artists and vendors throughout the festival.
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The L-Project is an historically lesbian non-profit 501(c)3 organization founded in 2015 by Elisabeth Sandberg, in West Hollywood, California. The mission of the organization is to promote and support emerging LGBTQI BI+POC women and non-binary creatives through the arts and technology.