Velvetpark - Dyke Culture in Bloom, is a lesbian arts and culture magazine that regularly features music, literature, theater, fine arts, film, television, and social activism as it impacts queer culture.
Headquartered in New York City, Velvetpark magazine was launched nationally in 2002. As of 2006 Velvetpark is read on five continents and in nine countries. In 2004 Velvetpark applied for the trademark including the by-line "dyke culture in bloom". The United States Patent and Trademark Office rejected the mark on the grounds that the word "dyke" is "immoral and scandalous". Velvetpark amended its application in 2005 in an effort to have the USPTO recognize the word "dyke" as an accepted and welcomed signifier by the lesbian community. "Velvetpark, Dyke Culture in Bloom" trademark passed in April 2006. One can now consider the magazine portion rather defunt since the editor and chief of the magazine mostly writes blogs for ourchat.com