‘Save a Horse, Ride a Cowboy’: Fitchburg Activies Board and Gay Straight Alliance Kick Off Spring Week With a Gay Rodeo

Mitchell Walsh, Layout Manager

Fitchburg State University celebrated the start of Spring Week with a memorable event on May 1st that attracted a diverse group of students. The Gay Rodeo was organized by the Fitchburg Activities Board and the Gay Straight Alliance, and was open to all students regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity.

The event was a showcase of various western-themed activities that ranged from axe throwing to lassoing. However the highlight of the day was, of course, the mechanical bull. Despite the chilly weather and light rain, students were undeterred from testing their skills and taking a shot on the bull. Students cheered and encouraged each other to take on the challenge, and the resulting tumbles were captured on phone cameras and shared amongst friends.

The Gay Rodeo also offered an appetizing barbecue that included hot dogs, bacon, cheese, and ice cream with root beer floats. Attendees could be seen walking around with their food and drinks, enjoying the company of their friends and taking in the lively atmosphere.

Unfortunately, the event ended an hour early due to a low turnout towards the end. However, it was just the beginning of the Fitchburg Activities Board’s Spring Week. On May 3rd, the Petting Zoo was open for students to enjoy, and on May 5th, the Retro Roller Rink and Arcade event took place.