They were seen cruising a boat-load of women, chasing athletes down the track at Homebush and dancing in the Dome -“ wherever the women of Sydney 2002 were, Dyke TV’s cameras were there to document it.

Anat Saloman (right) and Shaya Mercer (left) were in Sydney to make a series of half-hour programs for New York-based Dyke TV, a cable television show airing in 50 US cities. The show bills itself as for lesbians, by lesbians and covers the arts, sport, health and politics, as well as on-the-street interviews with dykes of all varieties.

The pair gathered hours of footage showing athletes from around the world participating and partying -“ surviving on a few hours’ sleep a night on a friend’s Bondi Junction couch.

Dyke TV first aired in Manhattan in June 1993 and has since run on volunteer labour. Saloman, who has produced shows for the past three years, and newcomer Mercer are just two of the more than 300 queer women involved in putting the show to air.

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