Organizers of the annual Dyke March are putting out the (probably empty) threat that they might have to cancel the parade/rally this year unless someone coughs up $30,000. The march traditionally happens the Saturday evening before Pride Sunday, shortly before Pink Saturday festivities in the Castro, and it's the one occasion of the gay calendar when the ladies get to rule the roost and overtake Dolores Park, bared breasteses and all. It's been going on since the early 90s and draws a good 10,000 to 20,000 people.

Organizers sounded the alarm a couple of weeks ago, letting the Bay Area Reporter know that part of the problem comes from city budget cuts, where the city used to cover the event's insurance and provide annual grant, they now do not. Also, the lesbians in charge have opted to keep things anti-corporate and grassroots, limiting sponsorship opportunities to $200 logo stickers on porta-potties. Also, they only charge $50 for orgs that want to have booths at the Dolo Park rally.