Bats, rouge make for a big Saturday of drag fun

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If you’ve never witnessed drag queens swing their bats for charity, your chance comes Saturday in Piedmont Park.

And if you’ve always wanted to return the favor of Project Q founder Matt Hennie snapping an embarrassing photo of you, your chance comes Saturday.

How’s that for a two-for-one special?

On Saturday, Hotlanta Softball’s Cadets pull out all the stops for the 3rd Annual Bats ‘N Rouge, a series of charity softball games that is best summed up as part drag show, part fundraiser and part athletic event. That last part is a small part.

But the charity event raises thousands each year with the help of professional dragsters, softball players doing their drag best and people like Hennie, who was recruited with promises of Jell-O shots and lap dances. This year’s event benefits the Health Initiative and the Georgia Breast Cancer Foundation.

The event runs from noon until 5 p.m. Hennie will be in a drag outfit of sorts and on the field for the 3:30 p.m. game. A $5 donation gets you all the non-competitive, fun-filled softball you can handle. Then it’s on to the after party at Burkhart’s. View some photos from last year to get a little taste of what to expect.

So make a little room in your Gay Agenda for the weekend. It’s just one more easy way you can help LGBT Atlanta. And while you’re out, get your car washed. It’s dirty.


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