June Pride Kicks Off on the Eastside at the Eagle

Dyke Day LA bootblack Danielle and customer Coral

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

All images by Judy Ornelas Sisneros. All rights reserved.

Judy Ornelas Sisneros

About Judy Ornelas Sisneros

I am a native Californian, born and raised in Bakersfield and eventually escaping to San Jose then San Francisco where I spent every free moment in punk and post-punk culture spaces before heading to LA permanently in 1989. I have also spent major time as an AIDS and queer street activist, which today along with my passion for punk/alternative music still informs my personal and social life. I love photography, film and playing punk/post-punk stuff on the bass. My LA Beat contributions are usually photos that give a glimpse into the vibrant art and music scene that makes Los Angeles such an amazing city to live in today.
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