DWE presents “Q-unity of Japan” Weekend

Dyke Weekend has always been an event for queer women to come together and summon their collective power by sharing ideas, building new friendships, strengthening our community, and supporting each other through educational workshops, delectable BBQs, titillating musical and theatrical performances, as well as throwing legendary after-parties.

The organizers of DWE have decided that it’s time to gather our spirit of successful community-building, and invite all the other members of Japan’s fabulous queer community to join in the fun. DWE occurs several times a year, often as women-only events. However, in lieu of Tokyo Rainbow Week’s collaborative efforts of connecting sexual minorities as a team to promote awareness of various LGBT issues in Japan, DWE organizers decided that opening the 2013 Saitama weekend event to all of the queer community would be an exciting endeavor.

We think this would be a superb opportunity to hold an event where everyone can come together in a safe, open environment to share their experiences and learn about issues facing our LGBTQ community.

Everybody interested in listening and speaking about any queer topics are welcome to attend.


Herstory The Women’s International Group first gathered lesbian, bi and trans women for a weekend of politics and advocacy in 1985 for a Dyke Weekend (DWE). The gatherings grew to 3 to 4 weekends, and over time, DWE became a rite of passage for all lesbian, bi and trans women in Japan. Today, DWE is still active in bringing together queer women for weekends, which have grown to include workshops, seminars, guest speakers, sports and the much anticipated BBQ. DWE is a safe and encouraging space for women to explore, relax, contribute and catch up with the queer community. DWE is an entirely volunteer run group of women interested in keeping queer women connected in Japan and keeping the queer community in Japan connected to the queer dialogue. All ideas and support are welcome and necessary to keep the DWE epic! Keep in touch! dykeweekendjapan@gmail.com

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Welcome to Dyke Weekend 2018
開催期間: 2018年4月28日から5月1日 
場所: NWEC 国立女性教育会館 
参加費: 洋室・一泊お一人につきツイン3800円~
日帰り参加費: 1000円(4日分) BBQ: 1500円(一般) 1000円(学生)

Event Dates: April 28th - May 1st, 2018
(Stay for as many nights as you'd like, or come for a day trip)
Location: Women's Education Center in Saitama 
Cost: ¥3800~/per person/per night twin share
Facility Fee: 1000円/4-day pass (for those not staying the night)
BBQ: ¥1500 (student ¥1000)
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