The Green Mountain Derby Dames, Vermont’s original and largest roller derby league, is proud to announce that it will change its name to Green Mountain Roller Derby, dropping the gender-specific “Dames” from its moniker.
As our league and the sport of roller derby continue to grow, it has become evident that identifying as “derby dames” may feel exclusionary to some in our community. By nature, “dame” is a gendered term, and yet, we are a community made up of women, men, young adults, and children.
Additionally, we want our league name to reflect who we are and what we do in a clear, concise manner. Including “Roller Derby” in our name allows our audiences to immediately understand that we play a roller sport (rather than the equestrian derby or demolition derby).
The following logo has been created in order to accommodate these changes:
For more information on our name and logo change, please see our press release here.