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Quick hits on what’s happening in Atlanta’s gay sports world this weekend:

RODEO: The Georgia Gay Rodeo Association is staging a comeback. New leaders have put the organization’s fatigue behind it and want to reintroduce it to the public. To help, GGRA scheduled an Indoor Play Day on Saturday at 8 p.m. It’s a safe and fun indoor rodeo on the dance floor of the 3-Legged Cowboy, ready-made for beginners, according to the Brad Bruner (photo), the group’s president.

“It is easy and there is no skill involved. It’s a great way to come meet the rodeo community without getting dirty or injured,” Bruner said.

For more details about the event, read my recent Southern Voice column about the gay rodeo group.

SOFTBALL: The Atlanta Wet Demons of the Hotlanta Softball League hosts a beer bash and fund-raiser Saturday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Joe’s on Juniper. For $10, drink all the beer you can while raising money for the team, which is splitting proceeds with YouthPride.

FLAG FOOTBAL: A little snow and cold weather led to the rescheduling of the National Flag Football League of Atlanta’s spring camp to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Peachtre Hils Park. Learn the basics of the sport, meet league officials and get tapped for a team. The league opens its season March 22.

OUTDOORS: Gay and lesbian outdoors groups are kicking into high gear. The Wilderness Network of Georgia heads to Pickett’s Mill Battlefield on Saturday, with a cycling trip following on March 22. The Women’s Outdoor Network hosts a bike ride in Atlanta on Saturday, with a moonlight hike up Stone Mountain next weekend.

SWIMMING: The Atlanta Rainbow Trout hits the pool this weekend to take part in the local St. Patrick’s Day Invitational. It’s one of several meets the gay swim league has scheduled in the coming weeks.


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