The Biggest Dyke March Ever

This year’s Dyke March was led by a large contingent of lesbians in wheelchairs.
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This year’s Dyke March, an non-permitted event held the afternoon before the Pride March, was the largest I’ve ever witnessed — about three times the typical size. Rain put a damper on things for about 20 minutes at the top, but then the sky improved and a spirited march from Bryant Park to Washington Square Park ensued. It all ended with a romp in the fountain in Washington Square.

NYPD Sergeant Arthur Smarsch, in plainclothes, has marched with the Dyke March for years.
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Historian Blanche Wiesen Cook and her spouse playwright and poet Clare Coss.
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In the past several years, Revolting Lesbians, a direct action group, has been a big presence in the Dyke March.
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Drumnmers are always a big presence.
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Activist Maxine Wolfe, who has a long history of leadership on AIDS and at Park Slope’s Lesbian Herstory Archives.
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The message was: it’s not over.
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Leslie Cagan has long been a leading antiwar activist in New York.
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The founatin at Washington Square Park always provides relief after a spirited march.
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Anne Maguire was among the Revolting Lesbians on hand.
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The drummers just kept coming.
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Nearly every year, Daniel Wolfe and Richard Elovich turn out to show their support for their lesbian sisters.
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Dykes on Bikes are ever-present at Pride events in New York.
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Time for a cool, relaxing smooch.
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Other men were also on the sidelines cheering on the marchers.
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