Last week the Eagle in Silverlake was the site of Dyke Day LA’s beer bust and bbq fundraiser, the proceeds of which will help support the big annual Dyke Day LA event taking place later this month. Much needed funds were raised by offering several raffles, grilled goodies, thirst-quenching suds and the services of a very popular bootblack.
Dyke Day LA, celebrating its eighth year, is now an established LA tradition during pride month, especially appreciated by the eastside community since most pride celebrations tend to take place in West Hollywood.
It’s an occasion when queer-identified women and their allies gather for a day in the park and do picnicky activities: eat, flirt, catch up with old friends and make new ones, bring along families including kids and dogs, toss frisbees, lounge around picnic tables and blankets… and one can even get a little dancing in as a dj helps to keep the energy flowing and food trucks help to satisfy those that don’t want to deal with bringing in a picnic basket.
This year’s Dyke Day LA will be held June 11 at Montecillo De Leo Politi Park, an area of Elysian Park near Dodger Stadium. Dyke Day LA’s Facebook page
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