I took the oldest granddaughter to see roller derby tonight. We saw a preliminary game, didn't stay for the NH team. The predominant colors in the stands are black and rainbow, and the gay men beat the lesbian women 426-50. I exaggerate. The preponderance of LGBT clothing, stickers, and merchandise may be a result of feeling in a comfortable place and letting the PFLAG fly. Actually, I was surprised to see a mostly male team at all.
Flat track, and no flying elbows, but otherwise very similar to the Roller Derby of my youth, just not as fast and rough. That was then,
and this is now.