Conflict of Interest The Big Gay Bout
posted by June 8 at 14:06 PMon
You should know upfront that my girlfriend is a rollergirl, so my journalistic integrity will be shot to shit in this entry, but wait… I’m not a journalist, and I’m not getting paid. All right, fuck it.
Miss Fortune, Ann R. Kissed, Juliet Bravo
I don’t know if you guys know this, but the Rat City Rollergirls are volunteers. They don’t get paid to play; in fact, they PAY for their own gear, uniforms, away-game lodging, etc. Because of the strain on the pocketbooks of these very passionate athletes, they have a lot of fundraisers to subsidize their activities. Seriously, like at least one every weekend. Go check one out! Those girls are crazy fun! I’m only going to talk about the Big Gay Bout in this post, but you can find out about more events at the website (www.ratcityrollergirls.com).
The planning of Seattle Pride has been a clusterfuck and the rollergirls fell victim to the havoc of it all. Instead of hosting a Big Gay Bout in KeyArena right after the parade as they initially planned to do, they have decided to do it a little differently:
Big Gay Bout, June 23—tickets on sale online through Ticketmaster but we’d rather you purchased them at any one of our in-person ticketing locations. ratcityrollergirls.com/events.html
The Rat City Rollergirls are back at the fabulous WaMu Theater at Qwest Events Center just in time for Seattle Pride. With the beautiful and illustrious Gay Bingo Hostess Glamazonia as our guest announcer, it will truly be an event for “family” of all kinds!
THE BIG GAY BOUT will feature the Derby Liberation Front vs. Grave Danger, and the Throttle Rockets vs. “The Mile High Club,” the Denver Roller Dolls’ All-Star team. Ten percent of the profits from THE BIG GAY BOUT will go to support Lambert House, a center for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning youth and their allies that encourages empowerment through the development of leadership, social and life skills.
Roll with us this year for Pride!
Go show your hometown rollergirls some love while watching some hot girl-on-skate action!
Incidentally, there’s a SIFF film called Blood on the Flat Track: The Rise of the Rat City Rollergirls, and it premieres next Thursday, I believe.