We are so excited to come together as a community in our usual space again. To celebrate the incredible talent and leadership in our community through speakers and performers who will inspire us at our Rally. To fill the streets of Capitol Hill with queer women, dyke-identified people, and all of the people who love us. The last few years have reinforced just how important community is, how we have to rely on each other, and reminded us that none of us can be truly free until we are all free. That we have to fight the good fight, but we must always combine that with celebration. We need to fight for each other and recharge with one another.
We cannot wait for the 2022 Seattle Dyke March where we will highlight organizations and individuals doing the hard work and dance, sing along, move and be connected through the incredible artists and performers in our community. Join us on June 25, 2022 to fight, celebrate, and march!
We will have our Rally at Seattle Central College plaza from 5-7PM. The March will step-off at 7PM.
Our events are all funded by donations, if you’d like to support the Seattle Dyke March please consider making a donation using the link below or via our Venmo: @SeattleDykeMarch.
The Seattle Dyke March is committed to promoting the important efforts of other organizations and groups in our community. There is so much to care about and fight for, and we ask you to join us in our support of some important groups.
Real Rent Duwamish – https://www.realrentduwamish.org/
Real Rent calls on people who live and work in Seattle to make rent payments to the Duwamish Tribe. You can do something today to stand in solidarity with First Peoples of this land by paying Real Rent. All funds go directly to Duwamish Tribal Services (DTS) to support the revival of Duwamish culture and the vitality of the Duwamish Tribe.
Planned Parenthood – www.weareplannedparenthood.org/
On June 24, 2022, the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade which made access to safe and legal abortion a constitutional right. We must rise up and fight against this attack on our liberties. As state abortion bans and restrictions are sweeping the country, it can be hard to figure out how and where to get the care you need. Visit https://www.plannedparenthood.org/learn/abortion/it-still-legal-me-get-abortion for help.
|Emcee: Lamar Van Dyke||Lamar is an iconic part of our living lesbian herstory, Lamar regularly MC’s the Dyke March and will make you sing along to loving being a Dyke.|
|Ramona Ahto, Yakama Tribe||
Ramona Ahto is member of the Yakama Nation and is also Quinault and Cascade. Ramona is 81 in Seattle and has lived in Seattle since 1985. She has worked in Indian Communities since she finished college and is still active, doing contract work and zoom classes. Ramona works with women in recovery and in the intersections of recovery and sexual assault and domestic violence. Ramona is 41 years clean and sober.
|Kelsey Shamrell-Harrington, Entre Hermanos||
Kelsey Shamrell-Harrington is an Immigration Staff Attorney at Entre Hermanos! Entre Hermanos’ mission is to promote the health and well-being of the Latino Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and questioning community in a culturally appropriate environment through disease prevention, education, support services, advocacy and community building.
Arren Lenau is a singer/songwriter that has lived in Seattle for over 18 years. Zie is a bi-dyke or byke, and genderqueer artist writing sad, emo break up songs of longing and lust and existential angst. Zie is ecstatic to join this year’s Dyke March and be loud and proud for womxn and queers everywhere!
Halley Greg is a 31-year-old singer-songwriter who, since entering the Seattle music scene in 2019, has quickly picked up steam and gained a devoted following. In a mere nine months she went from playing her first open mic to forming a band, recording a full studio album, and selling out her first headlining show. Decidedly lyric-driven and intentionally sassy, Greg’s first album, titled American Harlot, paints a picture of feminist empowerment, exploring non-traditional relationship narratives and poking repeatedly at the patriarchal and puritanical roots of American society. She just finished recording her second full studio album, Straitjacket, set to be released this summer.
Shaina Shepherd is a singer, songwriter, vocal teacher, and community organizer in Seattle, WA. Known for her pervasive style as front-woman to soul-grunge band BEARAXE, her notable vocal stylings have brought her into various creative spaces — from collaborating with Duff McKagan, Chong The Nomad and Acid Tongue to sharing stages with rock stars like Dave Matthews and Thunderpussy to being a soloist with the classical ensembles around the country. Inspired by the parallels between gospel and garbage metal, Shaina Shepherd is not your average vocalist. Living in the city where both Soundgarden and Quincy Jones cut their teeth, Shaina lends her soulful voice to projects of all genres.
Dana Savage is an Assistant Attorney General in the Social and Health Services Division in the Seattle Attorney General’s Office, where she has been since she joined the AGO in May 2019. Her primary work responsibilities include representing the Department of Children, Youth, and Families in dependency and juvenile litigation matters and helping to create legal policy enhancing access to justice in the courts for LGBTQIA+ Washingtonians. Prior to joining the AGO, Dana was managing partner of a boutique litigation firm in Seattle, Helios Law Group, from 2014-2019. She is currently serving as President of the QLaw Bar Association of Washington and was one of the lead advocates to state lawmakers in securing the passage of the 2020 ‘Gay & Trans Panic Defense Ban’, also known as the Nikki Kuhnhausen Act. She is also the co-author of the 2021 ‘Gender Affirming Treatment Act’ SB 5313. She is presently working with stakeholders across the LGBTQ+ legal community and within the Attorney General’s Office in creating greater legal privacy protections for marginalized communities, establishing procedures for Courts to protect trans youth, and updating the Washington State Court Rules to be reflective of the Washington Law Against Discrimination.
Jeannie Rak plays a mixture of pop and r&b, armed with a rhythmic guitar style and a belting voice cultivated while busking at Pike Place Market. Her original music tells stories of her life as a longtime immigrant (she grew up in Thailand) and certified romantic.
The Seattle Dyke March would like to thank the following individuals and organizations for their efforts in making this event possible:
Pou Nutthanan, Photographer
Tiffany-Ashton Gatsby, Videographer
Reese Tani and Abby Bronwyn, Sound Engineers
Seattle Central College
Our volunteer organizers: Michele Freed, Tiffany-Ashton Gatsby, Melissa Graham, Jess Hand, Katie Kephart, Jill Mullins, and Corey Perrien
And our wonderful Seattle Dyke Community!