One of the highlights of Gay Pride revs up when a rag-tag gang of “Dykes on Bikes” kick off a parade with an in-your-face motorcade (and a gaggle of spritely-decorated floats that drift by featuring a posse of boy-toys touting the local watering holes in their midst) on Santa Monica Boulevard each year in trendy West Hollywood.
In fact, when forty-or-so hot-to-trot lesbians punch the air with their fists - as they roar down the strip on their beautifully-tooled motorcycles in a myriad of rainbow colors (mostly Harley Davidson’s) – it is quite a sight to behold!
Unfortunately, a similar celebration for the Lesbian Community in San Francisco may have to be cut back because of a lack of funds.
That’s a bummer!
Because the annual street celebration usually tosses the spotlight on that sector and their tireless efforts in the community, this is the one occasion when folks have a golden opportunity to stop and think about the real contributions gay women make in the overall scheme of things.
Unless $30,000.00 is raised to cover the cost of the event, the organizers may have to eliminate entertainment, charge a cover (fee) at Dolores Park where the par-tay is held, or cancel the event altogether.
A decrease in grants and a subsequent increase in costs have accounted for the shortfall in funds.
In my humble opinion, the “Dyke” soiree is in dire need of a “White Knight” or two.
With that in mind, please note that donations may be made at the following link, eh?
See ‘ya there, God willing!
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