Gary and Bill's Travels travel blog

Calf Roping on Foot

Steer Decorating

Pole Bending

Steer Riding

Breakaway Calf Roping

Chute Dogging

Goat Dressing

Barrel Racing

Team Roping

Flag Racing

Wild Drag Racing

The intermission entertainer--James Allan Clark

The FGRA members

The FGRA members

The Lone Rider

A Cowboy!!!!!

Another cowboy!!!!

Learning Line Dancing/CW Dancing on the midway!

Austin Bab-tist Women

The Florida Gay Rodeo in Fort Lauderdale, Florida (April 3-5, 2009)...

I took a road trip to attend the 4th annual Florida Gay Rodeo. It was a three day event as part of the International Gay Rodeo Association. It was a wonderful weekend filled with lots of laughs. The rodeo took place at the Bergeron Rodeo Grounds. 'Cowboys' from the US and Canada participated in the events and attended the event. I have included both still digital photos and video of the events of the rodeo.

There were 13 events divided into 4 categories: ROUGH STOCK EVENTS--bull riding, bareback bronc riding, chute dogging; ROPING EVENTS--calf roping on foot, break-away roping, team roping; SPEED EVENTS--barrel race, pole bending, flag race; CAMP EVENTS--goat dressing, steer decorating, wild drag race.

The Grand Entry was a spectacular sight, especially the lone rider, which symbolized all of our 'family' who had fallen due to AIDS. That was a heartwrenching salute. The intermission entertainer was an up and coming CW singer, James Allan Clark.

On Saturday, there was an evening event that included a female impersonation group called Austin Bab-tist Women, a local CW/Line Dancing group, an finished off with an outdoor concert featuring EXPOSE.

The midway featured tents and booths of various types and materials for sale. There was even a line dance/CW tent where you could learn to dance some of the well-known dances in the CW bars.

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