Lesbians Trademark "Dykes on Bikes"

Reuters reports that a group of lesbians in San Francisco managed to trademark the phrase "Dykes on Bikes". Apparently, lesbian ...

Lesbian bikersReuters reports that a group of lesbians in San Francisco managed to trademark the phrase "Dykes on Bikes".

Apparently, lesbian groups have been trying to trademark this phrase for a long time, but the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office denied previous applications on grounds that the work "dyke" was derogatory.

But the National Centre for Lesbian Rights and the Brooke Oliver Law Group said the word "dyke" is no longer viewed as derogatory.
"Within the lesbian community that term has been reclaimed as a very positive term that denotes strength and pride and empowerment," said Shannon Minter, a lawyer for the National Centre for Lesbian Rights.
Gee, I didn't know that. I guess I'll use "dyke" more often.

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