Lez B in Touch Wants You to Share Art About Your Fave Dyke
Celebrate that lesbian in your life
By Irielle Wesley,
5:30PM, Mon. May 18, 2020
Calling all dykes and alphabet mafia members!
One of our favorite events "Lez B in Touch - Dykes You Should Know" needs YOU to submit to this year’s celebration! This year the collective is making a “Dyke-A-Day” Insta post every day in June to celebrate and honor dyke history. The guidelines are pretty simple – all you need to do is be a lez or love yourself some lez, and send a 1- to 5-minute video about that influential queer in your life, whether they exist or don’t.
The rules are loose as you want them to be. You want to monologue about a lez from the past? That’s okay. Got an illustration of a mask-wearing queerio you saw in H-E-B while waiting in the line outside and you shared intense eye-contact with and swore they looked so deeply into your eyes that you feared you would never connect with someone so powerfully again? Submit that. Is it a video of an interpretive dance about Peppermint Patty (a lez fo'sho)? That will work as a submission, too. The objective is to educate and/or entertain. Just keep those two E’s in mind, and you’ll be fine.
Submissions will be posted to Lez B in Touch’s Instagram and IGTV (@lezbintouch). If you are interested or know someone else who is, have them fill out this form by May 31.* And if you are worried about the submission date, no worries. This will be an ongoing project, and they’ll appreciate your creativity sooner and later.
Last summer in 2019 B.C. (before COVID-19) Lez B in Touch held Dyke March at Cheer Up Charlies which won our "Best of Austin" award for "Best Reclamation of Space." Now that we live in pandemic times, there can’t responsibly be a reclamation of space in-person, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be reclaimed online.
Editor's note: The deadline has been extended to May 31. This post has been updated to reflect that change.