Soni Wolf is an inspiring mother of the movement for lesbian pride and dignity. Soni steadfastly helped define a unique part of the LGBTQ community, never backing down from the word “Dyke”, transforming an epithet to a symbol of power. As a founding member of Dykes on Bikes®, Soni began riding with her sisters in the SF Pride Parade in the late 1970s, shortly after the movement for women’s empowerment and visibility brought Dykes on Bikes to the parade’s front. The window-rattling rumble of hundreds of motorcycles carrying decked-out dykes down Market Street exploded globally, with Dykes on Bikes chapters now leading LGBTQ parades around the world. During the 40+ years that Soni has been with Dykes on Bikes, she helped the organization evolve into a 501(c)(3) non-profit, spearheading the group’s mission to create a national and international community of women motorcyclists supporting philanthropic endeavors in LGBTQ communities. She’s mentored many Dykes on Bikes, been a continuous leader in the community, and was Sainted by The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence® in 2016. Over 14 years, Soni guided a team of lawyers led by Brooke Oliver at 50 Balmy Law, who worked pro bono to successfully argue, all the way to the US Supreme Court twice, that the trademark “Dykes on Bikes” signifies pride within our community and is protected as political speech. Dykes on Bikes’ legal strategy helped overturn an unconstitutional law. Soni is a proud veteran of the United States Air Force and moved here in the 1970s, never imagining she would find herself an advocate and leader in an historic movement for equality. The iconic imagery, words, and legacy of Dykes on Bikes would not be what they are today without Soni Wolf. She is honored to be recognized as a Grand Marshal of the SF Pride Parade.