DC is currently experiencing the most intense gentrification and displacement of any city in the US, a crisis that is disproportionately affecting black, brown, and low-income communities. Long-time residents are being forced out of their homes at alarming rates, affordable housing is not affordable, and public housing is being eliminated. Thanks to the work of community activists, it is clear that this is not happening by accident. For years, city officials have worked to implement a calculated economic development plan at the expense of black, brown, and low-income communities.
DC Dyke March believes that housing is a human right, and we stand with community organizations. We have chosen the theme 'Dykes Against Displacement' because we know that the affordable housing crisis and homelessness disproportionately impact the most marginalized among us--black, brown, queer, trans, and low-income folks.
We also recognize the role of the LGBT community in gentrification and displacement. With humility, we are raising awareness where it needs to be raised within and outside of our community and supporting those who have been doing anti-displacement work for years. As of now, we have raised enough funds to cover our march-related expenses and over $2000 to be split among our amazing partner organizations. These organizations are:
Help us in matching these donations and raising an additional $3000 for our five partner organizations! Please share and help spread this message.
About DC Dyke March
The first Dyke March took place in Washington DC in 1993. After a hiatus from 2008-2018, we are thrilled to be back for Dyke March's newest iteration on June 7, 2019. Dyke Marches are community-driven, grassroots, and meant to bring together all who identify as dykes through marching as an act of visibility and protest. It is non-Pride affiliated, with no corporate sponsors, permits, or cops - our goal is to encourage activism within our community and center transwomxn, queer womxn, nonbinary, lesbian, and other dyke identities who are oft-marginalized by the mainstream LGBTQ movement.