Visit GLAD at Boston Dyke March
Friday, June 9 - June 9 2017
Parkman Bandstand, Boston Common
About the Event
GLAD will be tabling at this year’s Boston Dyke March!
About Boston Dyke March (from the Boston Dyke March Facebook event page):
Join thousands of LGBTQ people marching in community for the Boston Dyke March – a free, non-commercial, community-centered, grassroots, inclusive pride event. The Dyke March is for everyone: dykes, lesbians, non-binary people, queers, bisexuals, trans* folks, genderqueers, and allies! People of all ages, genders, races, orientations, religions, and abilities are welcome and encouraged to attend.
Bring drums, noisemakers, whistles, signs, banners, puppets, friends, cheers, merriment, smiles, and pride. Bikes are welcome to ride at the back of the march. The Dyke March is wheelchair, scooter, and stroller accessible, and is welcome to everyone. An accessibility car will be available for those who need to ride for all or part of the route. ASL interpreters will be present.
Schedule of events:
6:00pm – Gather at the Parkman Bandstand (Boston Common Gazebo), listen to music, buy merch, and prepare to march
7:00pm – Step off the Common and march through Downtown Boston (accessibility vehicle available)
8:00pm – Return to Common for more music, speakers, and fun!
9:45pm – Head to the Official Dyke March Afterparty sponsored by @Dyke Night
The Boston Dyke March began in 1995 as part of a larger national movement. Today, the Boston Dyke March still operates as a supplement to Pride, happening the night before the Pride Parade, and is one of the most inclusive, largest, and long-standing Dyke Marches in the United States. It is completely volunteer run, all-inclusive, and politically oriented. The Boston Dyke March is about building and celebrating an inclusive and socially just community.