Marchers at the Dyke March
The Dyke March, 2022. Photo by Eleni Balakrishnan
A woman's back reads "Clarence Kavanaugh keep off our c***s*"
Despite the anger and pain regarding the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, the Dyke March was determinedly joyous. Photo by Eleni Balakrishnan.
A woman decked out in rainbow gear and leis.
At the Dyke March. Photo by Eleni Balakrishnan.
Dyke March on 16th Street
The Dyke March takes up several blocks as it proceeds toward the Castro. From one house in the Castro, a group of gay men throw beaded necklaces down to the marchers. Photo by Eleni Balakrishnan.
A woman wearing a "Butch Please" t-shirt with family
“Can you photoshop that to make me look more angry?” asked Genevieve Foxen before bursting into laughter.
Two women cloaked in a colorful flag
At the Dyke March. Photo by Eleni Balakrishnan.
A leather vest reads "Dykes on Bikes"
About 20 members of Dykes on Bikes started out the Dyke March on motorcycles and bicycles. The group will also host a ride at the Pride Parade on Sunday. Photo by Eleni Balakrishnan.
A taller child wearing a rainbow holds the hands of two younger children.
“I love this.” This 12-year-old recently cut their hair and changed their pronouns; the Dyke March was their “coming out,” said their mother.
Two women at the Dyke March
The Dyke March brought out couples, groups of friends and families. Allies cheered from the sidelines to show their support. Photo by Eleni Balakrishnan.
A woman wearing lavender clothing holds a sprig of lavender.
People in the Dyke March handed out pins and sprigs of lavender, wishing each other a happy Pride. Photo by Eleni Balakrishnan.
The Dyke March in the Castro
“It’s like Christmas, without presents,” said Amy Landers, who was in town from Marin carrying a “Love is a Resistance” sign. “Don’t take my joy away from me.” Photo by Eleni Balakrishnan.
Dykes on Trykes with sign: Proud of our community, ashamed of our government
Dykes on Trykes. Photo by Eleni Balakrishnan,
Dyke March blocks Dolores Street
After the march ends, Dyke March participants block Dolores Street chanting slogans about the Supreme Court before traffic enforcement eventually asks them to move. Photo by Eleni Balakrishnan.
A woman wearing a framed illustration of Ruth Bader Ginsburg around her neck and a top made to look like breasts
A woman dances as she chants, “We’re here, we’re queer, fuck the Supreme Court” along with the crowd. Photo by Eleni Balakrishnan.

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  1. Thanks for covering this event–My sign actually said: “Vulva la Resistance!”

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