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I'm going to be in the Bay Area this weekend to look for an apartment.  It also happens to be Pride weekend there, so I looked through the official list of events to figure out what I'd want to participate in while I'm near San Francisco.  My roommate recommended the Dyke March very highly, as have a number of other people I know, but I don't think I can go. 

For me, "dyke" is a derogatory term used against me as a teen, at a time when I had no sexual orientation but apparently attracted the wrong kind of attention.  Worse yet, the people who called me these names did identify as lesbians (though I assume they wouldn't have said it the way they did if they had been aiming to reclaim the term).  I'll probably always associate "dykes" with bullies who happened to be lesbians, so I'm going to have to sit this one out.

Unlike the Trans March, the Dyke March does not invite allies to march with the dyke-identifying participants.  Though many people assume it, I do not now nor have I ever identified as a dyke or a lesbian for that matter.  Though I'm a lot more secure in my sexuality than I was in high school, I'm in a much less certain place when it comes to gender, and I'm not sure I can handle the social situation.  I'm afraid it'd be like high school all over again.


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