Dykes on Bikes are perennial favorites in San Francisco's Gay Pride Parade and I had no idea they were embroiled in such a legal battle over their identity.
A lesbian motorcycle group in San Francisco declared victory Thursday in their fight for a federal trademark for the name "Dykes on Bikes."I'm so happy for them. After all, what could be more fun than hundreds of half-naked lesbians on motorcycles?
The U.S. Patent and Trademark office twice rejected the group's application on the grounds the term "dyke" was offensive and derogatory. The office reversed itself after the group's lawyers appealed, submitting hundreds of pages of additional material that they said showed the slang word does not disparage lesbians.