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Archived updates for Friday, December 09, 2005

TGIF for the San Francisco Women's Motorcycle Contingent . . .

. . . who this week proved that "dyke" is not a dirty word when they won approval for publication of U.S. Trademark Serial No. 78281746 for DYKES ON BIKES in connection with "education and entertainment Services . . . to support, organize and motivate women motorcyclists everywhere. . ., thereby fostering pride in a wide variety of sexual orientations and identities, namely lesbian, bisexual and transgender." As predicted by John Welch at the TTABlog, the Examining Attorney's disparagement refusal did not survive and appeal.

According to their website, Dykes On Bikes began in 1976 with a small contingent of women riding in the SF Pride Parade. It was disorganized and delightful. But as the group of women grew and the Pride Parade grew, the need for an organized group became apparant to all those involved in the Parade. The group was originally called Dykes on Bikes and changed its name to Women's Motorcycle Contingent Dykes On Bikes to be inclusive of all women who rode motorcycles and wished to participate in the SF Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Parade.

Ride with pride, ladies, ride with pride.
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