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EXHIBIT: Dykes on Bikes “30 Years at the Forefront” at the GLBT Historical Society in SF (through July 12)

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DYKES ON BIKES®: 30 Years at the Forefront
GLBT Historical Society Hosts Exhibit

and Event Series with DYKES ON BIKES®

Press Release from the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender (GLBT) Historical Society

San Francisco, CA – April 18, 2008 – DYKES ON BIKES® powerfully embodies how lesbians have stood at the forefront of queer pride for 30 years. The exhibit “30 Years at the Forefront,” hosted by the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual Transgender (GLBT) Historical Society, uses a significant anniversary to look back and commemorate this anchor SF institution that has become internationally renowned. The exhibit also looks forward and celebrates the landmark legal victory DYKES ON BIKES® recently won, securing full ownership over its name.

The exhibit is accompanied by a series of events, including a donor preview on April 24th, a gala opening reception on May 15th, and a Pride week reception on June 26th, among others.

The “30 Years at the Forefront” exhibit invites the general public to revel in the mythic power of DYKES ON BIKES®. Exhibit attendees can even get a feel for riding in the famed contingent by hopping on a motorcycle surrounded by the sights and sounds of past parades. Along with the fun, the exhibit also offers visitors the opportunity to learn more about the organization’s ride down a 30-year road: its history, mission, structure, annual event production, and international reach.

The exhibit also hopes to spur past and present members of DYKES ON BIKES® to collectively remember and celebrate their history, and in so doing locate and archive otherwise uncollected memorabilia, documents, photographs, and artifacts of the organization’s last 30 years.

An exhibition celebrating the mythic place DYKES ON BIKES® holds at the forefront of the annual SF Pride Parade, and in the hearts of millions of people all over the world as an inspirational symbol of queer pride and lesbian power.

April 24th – July 12th (See below for exhibit and event details)

GLBT Historical Society
657 Mission Street #300
San Francisco, CA 94105
Phone: 415.777.5455

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