Chicago Dyke March 2018
Chicago Dyke March Collective is a grassroots mobilization and celebration of dyke, queer, bisexual, transgender, and lesbian resilience. It is an anti-racist, anti-violent, volunteer-led, grassroots effort with a goal to bridge together communities across race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, age, size, gender identity, gender expression, sexuality, culture, immigrant status, spirituality, and ability. We challenge fatphobia and are body positive.
“We move to create visibility,
to honor our histories and identities,
to disrupt oppression and dominance,
to challenge silence and fear,
because we are everywhere,
because we must survive”
On June 23, 2018 QUEER, ILL + OKAY proudly joined Chicago Dyke March. The post-march festival will include QIO sponsors MOCA - Modern Cannabis ‘Get A Card’ information booth, free HIV testing with Howard Brown Health, QIO alumni Felix D. Rojas with Laser Slut, and opening performance by McKenzie Chinn of Growing Concerns Poetry Collective. Festival performances will culminate with the world premiere of a new original work by the Mother of House LaBeija herself, Kia LaBeija and partner Taina Larot.