Dyke Marches are community-driven, grassroots, and meant to bring together all who identify as dykes through marching as an act of visibility and protest, and a crucial part of this organizing is working with our community partners. Our core community partners that we will be fundraising for this year are centered around our theme, Dykes Against Displacement. These organizations are doing life saving work in DC to combat displacement and provide housing for our cities most vulnerable communities.
Learn more about all our community partners & donate to our Dykes Against Displacement fundraiser below!
No Justice No Pride is a collective of organizers and activists from across the District of Columbia. They exist to end the LGBT movement’s complicity with systems of oppression that further marginalize queer and trans individuals. Their members are black, brown, queer, trans, gender nonconforming, bisexual, indigenous, two-spirit, formerly incarcerated, disabled, white allies and together they recognize that there can be no pride for some of us without liberation for all of us.
ONE DC’s mission is to exercise political strength to create and preserve racial and economic equity in Shaw and the District. They seek to create a community in DC that is equitable for all.
HIPS promotes the health, rights, and dignity of individuals and communities impacted by sexual exchange and/or drug use due to choice, coercion, or circumstance. HIPS provides compassionate harm reduction services, advocacy, and community engagement that is respectful, non-judgmental, and affirms and honors individual power and agency.
The mission of Empower DC is to enhance, improve and promote the self-advocacy of low and moderate income DC residents in order to bring about sustained improvements in their quality of life. We accomplish our mission through grassroots organizing and trainings, leadership development, and community education. Empower DC is a citywide, multi-issue, membership-based community organizing project. Empower DC builds campaigns to address key issues that directly-impact our membership. The organization is led by its membership, Board of Directors and staff.
BLM DC is a radical collective of Black artists, infrastructure builders and movement healers and strategists from the future, organizing in the here and now around two movement equations. These equations inform how we live as our highest selves while dismantling White Supremacy, Patriarchy, Capitalism, Imperialism and the role the state plays in supporting them.
BYP100 is National, member-based organization of Black 18-35 year old activists and organizers, dedicated to creating justice and freedom for all Black people. We do this through building a network focused on transformative leadership development, direct action organizing, advocacy, and political education using a Black queer feminist lens.
Muslims for Progressive Values advocates for human rights, social justice and inclusion in the United States and around the world. MPV establishes and nurtures vibrant progressive Muslim communities by creating opportunities for religious discourse, volunteer and community activities, and cultural events bringing together the arts, spirituality and social activism.
IfNotNow is working to transform the American Jewish community’s support for occupation into a call for freedom and dignity for all. They seek an American Jewish community that stands for freedom and dignity for all Israelis and Palestinians by ending its support for the occupation.
DCATS (DC Area Transmasculine Society) is a trans-led nonprofit organization that serves to advance the lives of transmasculine folx by providing resources that help overcome the social, economic, and health-related barriers to living authentically. Founded in the late 1990s as a monthly support group, DCATS has transformed into an organization that offers a variety of services to meet our community’s needs.
The New Synagogue Project is creating a spiritual and political home for people bound together by a welcoming and liberatory Judaism. They aim to be a community that is multiracial and intergenerational, including families of all kinds and individuals, interfaith families and fellow travelers, people with a diversity of gender identities and sexualities, and people from a wide range of religious and secular backgrounds and practices.
For the past 18 months, volunteers from the Stomp Out Slumlords project have crisscrossed the District of Columbia, finding tenants facing eviction and talking to them about how they can defend themselves. We’ve knocked the doors of nearly 8,000 tenants being sued for eviction, we’ve spent hundreds of person-hours talking to tenants at landlord-tenant court, we’ve gotten to know militant tenants and worked alongside them to organize in their buildings. In the course of this work, we’ve learned a great deal about the dynamics of eviction and tenant struggle, and we’ve been forced to reevaluate core tenets of our project’s original strategy.
Donations help us to support our partner organizations and lend a hand to our community.