2011: March: Friday, July 22, 2011
This is a march by and for queer women and trans people (“Queer women and trans people” here includes dyke, lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, questioning, pansexual, omnisexual, asexual, transsexual, transgender, intersex, bigender, genderqueer, and Two Spirit people), that seeks to not only celebrate our identities, but to challenge continued oppressions, particularly gendered oppression (“Gendered oppression” refers to patriarchal social constructs and the gender binary), experienced within our diverse communities.
This march is open to our allies of all identities and orientations.
We are an alternative to the Pride Parade. We offer a political space for people within queer communities who are marginalized by corporate Pride and by the commercialization of “gay identity.” We seek to create a safe, welcoming, and inclusive space, therefore we choose to operate independently of the police.
2012: March: Friday, July 27, 2012
On Friday July 27, 2012 at 6:00pm, members of Halifax's queer and trans communities will hold the second Halifax Dyke & Trans March during the city's annual Pride Festival.
We are holding the march to not only celebrate our identities, but to challenge continued oppressions, particularly gendered oppression, experienced within our diverse communities. This is a march by and for queer women and trans people, and is open to our allies of all identities and orientations. The march will start in front of the Spring Garden Library and wind its way through the city, ending in the Halifax Commons.
The Dyke & Trans March is being organized by a group of passionate volunteers, and is autonomous from Halifax Pride. We need your help to fund advertising and promotion, a sound system for the rally, an accessible bus, and materials for banners and signs.
2013: There were a few queries in the Google group about planning in June & July 2013. As of December, 2022, the group hasn't been used since.
Organized by: Jaime Mary Burnet, Rory Corn, Rena Kulczycki, Michelle Malette, MaryKathrynArnold?, Nixon Hughes, Jordan Roberts, Jacqueline Vincent, Owen Johnstone, Maddox Elliot Greene, Liz Markman, Rebecca Rose, Andrew Jantzen, Shay Enxuga, Elizabeth Malette
The discussion / planning group is archived as Google Group "halifaxdykeandtransmarch".