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6th Annual International SHOE DAY

02-26-2009 04:40 PM CET | Leisure, Entertainment, Miscellaneous

Press release from: SHOE International Network GmbH



Show Lesbian Pride with Flip Flops, Sneakers, Birkenstocks and Docs

Yes, it’s that time of the year again when lesbians from every corner of the world hang their shoes outside their window on March 4th to show their lesbian pride on «International SHOE DAY».

This crazy idea comes all the way from Switzerland. The founders of the popular lesbian online community asked their members for fun ideas to promote lesbian pride back in 2004. The 150’000 strong SHOE community came up with many different ideas but one has now become virtually a cult!

For the past 6 years lesbians from all around the world are hanging a pair of shoes outside the window every March 4th. So everyone, even those with a not fully functioning Gaydar can walk around in their neighboorhoods and check out where other lesbians live. It was said that some were lucky enough to get invited for a cup of coffee. Wouldn’t that be a grand way to start a movie?

The idea is simple and easy to do and that probably explains it’s huge success. So far Lesbians in USA, Canada, Mexico, Europe have taken part but also as far away as India, Kyrgyzstan, Estonia, South Korea, Czech Republic – places, you would normally not hear of any lesbians.

For a whole day, the lesbian community unites and showes pride, simply by hanging their shoes outside their window. Without fear for those, who haven’t come out to their friends and family yet. As those women can participate in this fun without facing confrontation or prejudice, as no-one else knows what they are doing!

The next «International SHOE DAY 09» will be held on 4 March 2009.
Women everywhere are encouraged to participate in this international Coming Out Event.

Get those shoes out the closet – it’s time to publicly display lesbian pride!
For further Information, please visit:

What is SHOE?
SHOE entered the world as the first lesbian social networking site in 1997 with their fresh and tongue in cheek slogan: We no longer burn our bras, but wear our Wonderbras with Pride!

SHOE was founded by the two Swiss women Fab Syz & Sunci Nikolic who met on the internet. Realising they were struggling themselves to find lesbian friends in their locality, they came upon the idea of a mailing list, a list that would counteract the problems they had faced. Using the fact that the internet had helped them overcome their inhibitions in meeting others, they decided to use this platform to found SHOE on the very first evening they met.

The “Dreamteam” - as they've recently been dubbed by the media - met, fell in love and founded SHOE all in one eventful evening. They got engaged in January 2005 and intend to finally wed next year.

Fab (39) and Sunci (32) both live and work in the beautiful surroundings of
Oberlunkhofen, Switzerland with their Boston Terrier called “Corky”.

Sunci Nikolic & Fab Syz
Schmidtenbaumgarten 10
8917 Oberlunkhofen

Phone +41 56 640 21 05
Fax +41 56 640 21 06

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