Portland, OR. It’s billed as, “A no-holds-barred queer softball tournament showdown,” and Bat ‘n Rouge lives up to the hype. Each year thousands come cheer on their favorite costumed teams alongside dancers, a band, and cheerleaders. The July 30th benefit at Erv Lind Stadium at Normandale Parkand is also a kickoff for AIDS Walk fundraising. Here’s a look at some of the colorful characters at this year’s Bat ‘n Rouge:

Cascade AIDS Project’s mission is to prevent HIV infections, support and empower people affected and infected by HIV/AIDS, and eliminate HIV/AIDS-related stigma

AIDS Walk Portland is on Saturday, September 9th.
The Fields Park:NW 11th & Overton 

11:00am Park Opens: 
Entertainment and Activities 
12:30pm Program

1:00pm The Walk Begins 

2:30pm The Finish Line  

Optional After party in Oldtown