Marchers at the Dyke March
The Dyke March, 2022. Photo by Eleni Balakrishnan
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.
At the Dyke March. Photo by Eleni Balakrishnan.
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.
“Can you photoshop that to make me look more angry?” asked Genevieve Foxen before bursting into laughter.
At the Dyke March. Photo by Eleni Balakrishnan.
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.
“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.
The Dyke March brought out couples, groups of friends and families. Allies cheered from the sidelines to show their support. Photo by Eleni Balakrishnan.
People in the Dyke March handed out pins and sprigs of lavender, wishing each other a happy Pride. Photo by Eleni Balakrishnan.
“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. Photo by Eleni Balakrishnan,
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 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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