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In Defense of Lesbians, i.e., Those Fucking Dykes

In Defense of Lesbians, i.e., Those Fucking Dykes

BY KELLY COGSWELL | On Saturday, May 20, two lesbians got attacked on the Q train. The news reports say it was an altercation over seats. Apparently two lezzies had them, and, according to police, when Antoine Thomas got on the train he demanded theirs, bumping against them and screaming “Faggot,” and “Dyke.” When they […]

The Unbridled Fierceness of Dykes

The Unbridled Fierceness of Dykes

PHOTO ESSAY BY DONNA ACETO | On June 25, the afternoon before the LGBT Pride March, lesbians took the whole pride matter into their own hands with their annual exuberant, noisy, colorful, and un-permitted march down Fifth Avenue, from the Public Library to the cool fountain found 35 blocks south in Washington Square Park.

Blasting Past the Dyke March

Blasting Past the Dyke March

BY KELLY COGSWELL | A couple of Saturday mornings ago, I was sitting in a Toronto café watching the news when its World Pride rundown included a blurb on the Dyke March. They actually said it on TV: “Dyke.” And no buildings collapsed or fire rained down from the sky, though it was pretty hot. […]

My First Pride Weekend in New York    

My First Pride Weekend in New York    

BY RYAN HOWE | Armed with a small coffee as I walked up to a Bushwick warehouse on June 27, I was ready to start my Pride Weekend — my first in New York — at the radical queer party RIOT! Maneuvering between a U-Haul truck and a fence, I could feel the heat spewing […]

The Fire that Forged Bravery

The Fire that Forged Bravery

BY BETH STROUD | On the first day of school in 1992, when broke poets could still afford loft shares on Avenue B, Kelly Cogswell scrounged a subway token to get to the first-ever Lesbian Avengers action in Middle Village, Queens. Right-wing groups in New York had raged for months about the Children of the Rainbow […]

In Exuberant Mood on Brilliant Summer Day, Dykes March Down Fifth

In Exuberant Mood on Brilliant Summer Day, Dykes March Down Fifth

PHOTOS BY DONNA ACETO | Tens of thousands of dykes and other women — cis, trans, or otherwise — gathered at Bryant Park on June 29, walked over to Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street in front of the New York Public Library, and marched down Fifth in the NYC Dyke March. This annual event, for […]