Greensboro Roller Derby to celebrate LGBTQIA Pride month with themed bout
*Editor’s note: YES! Weekly readers interested in attending this bout can bring in the ad on Page 74 of the Triad’s Best issue and receive $2 off adult admission.
Greensboro Roller Derby (GSORD) is excited to announce its third home team bout of the season, the Mad Dollies versus the Battleground Betties! These two teams will face off for the first time this season in a Pride-themed bout, as June is national Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex and Asexual (LGBTQIA) Pride month. Spectators are encouraged to wear rainbow to show support for LGBTQIA rights, culture and communities while watching exciting derby action as these two rival teams square off.
Greensboro Roller Derby strives to be a place of acceptance to all of our skaters and volunteers, and our skaters are excited to come together in our first ever Pride-themed bout to celebrate Pride month. Battleground Betties Co-Captain Live Free or Die (aka FOD) remarked, “I’m beyond excited that GSORD is hosting our first Pride-themed bout. I’ve seen other derby leagues do it before and I think it’s such a wonderful concept to celebrate our community of Queer skaters and help them feel heard or seen, whether they are out or not. Although I don’t look forward to hitting my amazing derby wife, Queenie, the Dollies are always such an amazing and fun team to play against! It’s going to be a great bout!”
On the Dollies side, Co-Coach Coccyx Block said, “It makes me extremely proud that my league is supporting a community, my wife and me and many others in our league, are a part of. Some days the world is anything but kind…especially to those in the LGBTQIA community, but I am glad we all have a safe place within our league and with each other.”
The Dollies’ Rainbow Blight said, “Leaving it all on the track with my team one last time might be the most painful joy I’ve ever felt. Blood, sweat and tears year after year, and if I could give more, I would.”
As an extra special Pride-themed treat for fans, our halftime show will feature drag performers Velma Violet, Betty J, and Andy Drodge! These queens and king have something special planned for you all, and you won’t want to miss it! Be sure to bring singles to tip these fantastic drag performers, as they are donating their time to perform.
Fans can catch the action on June 2 at Skate South in High Point, located at 208 W. Fairfield Rd., from 7-9 p.m. (doors open to the public at 6 p.m.). Spectators are encouraged to bring their own non-marking chairs along with a non-perishable food donation to our charity partner, Greensboro Urban Ministry.
Tickets are on sale now on for $8.50 on the Eventbrite page. Tickets at the door are $10 (ages 16 and up), $5 for children 6-15, and children 5 and under are free! Tickets for students, military and seniors 55+ with ID are $8.
Concessions will be available, and parking is free!