How are your signs coming for Saturday?
We’ve been getting a lot of positive feedback on our efforts to bring vibrant and dynamic politics back to the Dyke March, and we need your help to continue this. Your help means bringing your signs, slogans, banners, chants, excitement and outrages to the March. A sign isn’t going to cost much to make (less than $5.00 for a foam or bristol board, broom handle or dowel and a marker or two at a dollar store). Also, a snazzy and snappy sign will get people’s attention and they will then tell you how cool/pretty/handsome/amazing you are. They will probably want to take your picture, too, which is fun because you’ll look great in your March outfit. AND you can re-use your awesome signs for the Trans March and the Pride Parade. Finally, you might spark some insight in someone. Cheap! Effective! Fame! Change!
But maybe you’re stuck for ideas? Try song lyrics or quotes. Or try out some of the phrases below. Now you really have no excuse. Sign it up, dykes! Let’s show Toronto what we’ve got!
Comment with more ideas!
My Pride is political.
My pride doesn’t have a price tag.
Pride without pride tags. But you can buy me a pony/bike/flowers/cupcakes.
Queer is not a brand name.
Radical queers resist.
Not gay as in happy, but queer as in f*ck you.
Language is power, but I’m more than a label.
I’m a dyke, but you can’t call me that.
Welcome to the black triangle.
Pussy power (or dyke/trans/cunt power etc)
Q.U.E.E.R. Questioning Understandings of Equality for Everyone’s Revolution.
A movement is people moving.
Wild tongues can’t be tamed; they can only be cut out.
Proud…. (dyke, lesbian, bisexual, femme, butch, boi, amazon, stud, transwoman, mom, dad, parent, dyke of colour…)
Proud _____ dyke.
Support… (queer youth, trans rights, immigrants, Palestine…)
I love my (straight boyfriend, butch partner, femme friends, allied neighbours…)
Tolerance is not acceptance.
Trans rights are human rights.
Sex is not destiny.
Gender is fluid. Express yourself.
We aren’t going away.
Our diversity includes you.
Straight isn’t normal; it’s just more common.
Together we are stronger.
Dykes united will never be divided.
Our love is possibility.
Gay marriage should be one option of many.
Get your legislation out of my relationships.
Get your laws off my body.
Get over your heteronormative patriarchy.
Stereotypes are boring; now, pass the lentils/turn up the Ani/where are my Birkenstocks.
No one is illegal. Queers without borders.
Dykes don’t need correcting. Stop corrective rape.
It isn’t easy being rainbow.
Fund our festival.
Corporate Pride steals queer control.
Corporate Pride is not community celebration.
Get your logos off our struggle/fight/celebration.
Check your privilege.
Pride is a privilege. (Some of us just want to exist.)
Love is bigger than bodies.
Her kiss is revolution.
Act out. Act up. Act now.
Be the change you want to see in the world.
The master’s tools will never dismantle the master’s house.
Every transwoman is a brave survivor.
Only 1/12 transwomen will die of old age.
Don’t be afraid to deviate.