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What’s Coming Up in LGBTQ Sports this Season

The weather is getting warmer, flowers are blooming, and allergies are emerging. You know what that means: spring is underway, and with it comes its season of sports. Check out what’s going on in LGBTQ sports: from flag football and kickball to fundraisers and Pride nights, there’s so much to enjoy this spring!


At the time of writing, the National Flag Football League is halfway through its regular season with four more games until playoffs. Leading the United Division is the Lulunatics at 3-1 and leading the Falcons division is Felix’s Free Licks at 3-0. The season is set to end next month, so make sure to head to Silverbacks Park to catch a game every Saturday, starting at 9am. View the season schedule online at


At the time of writing (before the games begin on April 16), the Wet Demons are leading the B division of the Hotlanta Softball League, Play Makers Elite lead the C division, Reverse Twerks lead the D division, and Phoenix E and Atlanta Royals are tied leading the E division. The league will continue the season with 7 games on April 23, 8 games on April 30, 7 games on May 7, 8 games on May 21, 6 games on June 4, and 11 games on June 11, all at Johnson Park. Learn more at


The Atlanta Bucks rugby league will be hosting its annual Purple Dress Run: Vive le Rugby! bar crawl on April 29. Grab your purple frock and join the Bucks on this drinking revolution. Festivities begin promptly at the Hideaway at 12:30pm and the route will take you to all of Atlanta’s favorite LGBTQ establishments: Oscar’s, My Sister’s Room, Blake’s, and the Atlanta Eagle, where food will be provided. Tickets are $40 presale, $45 at the door. Purchase tickets at


The Frontrunners will take part in this year’s Atlanta Pride Run 5K on June 4, which you can read more about on page 12. Other special events coming up for the Frontrunners include the Pride Run Fundraiser Margarita Bust at Zocalo on April 29 from noon to 4 and Drag Queen Yoga at Dancing Dogs Yoga on May 6 at noon. Learn more at


The Atlanta Braves will host their Pride night on Thursday, June 15. The Braves will take on the Colorado Rockies at 7:20, but make sure you don’t miss the pregame party at 5:20 at the Coca-Cola Roxy! The ticket package includes the game and party as well as a Braves Pride cap and $4 donated to the OUT Georgia Impact Fund, powered by United Way of Greater Atlanta. Buy your tickets at


Registration is now open for PRIDE Atlanta Kickball League’s summer season. The season kicks off on Monday, June 19, with matches every Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Piedmont Park. PRIDE theme week will be held on July 24, and the season will go through mid-August. Registration will close on June 8; to register, visit


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