Chicago Dyke March Collective rallied in the Argyle neighborhood in Uptown June 29, culminating in a community celebration at Margate Park. The march — a grassroots mobilization and celebration of intersectional dyke, queer, bisexual and transgender resilience — has historically served as an alternative to corporatized Pride parades and festivals. Because Stonewall was a riot.
- Torrid white lace dress, size 5x, $24.99 additional 50 percent off clearance
- Torrid black skinny belt, size 26, came with another dress
- Vintage rhinestone necklace with opal detail, $1.99, thrifted
- Banana Republic black gem chandelier earrings, $3.99, via the Gap Clearance Store in Hebron, Ky.
- EyeBuyDirect.com Rock! Peggy cat eye glasses in black, $55
- Payless saddle shoes, size 12, $19.99, bought during BOGO
For Dyke March, I honored my fat femme Amazon dyke identity and wore a simple white dress I picked up on clearance at Torrid, and I sure am glad I didn’t pay full price. The lace overlay didn’t last one day: I got it home ripped, pilled and tangled. And to make matters worse, it didn’t even survive a hand washing. But at least I looked good singing with the Queer Quior:
The celebration also featured appearances by:
- NIC Kay
- La Tony
- Korean American Resource & Cultural Center drummers
- Rex Manning Day
- miss mika
- Lockjaw Nancy
- Lyrical Genius
- The Legendary House of Ninja
- DJ ang.g
- Sister Fister
The full photo set of Dyke March performances and street fashion is on the Plump Pinup Life & Style Facebook page.
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