In Exuberant Mood on Brilliant Summer Day, Dykes March Down Fifth

PHOTOS BY DONNA ACETO | Tens of thousands of dykes and other women — cis, trans, or otherwise — gathered at Bryant Park on June 29, walked over to Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street in front of the New York Public Library, and marched down Fifth in the NYC Dyke March. This annual event, for which no police permit is sought, is a demonstration for rights and visibility. It is raucous, exuberant, free form, and loud. Women organize, march, and marshal. Men supported from the sidelines, giving dykes center stage. The march proceeded south to Washington Square Park., where many decided to cool off in the fountains before heading out for their evening.

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