Monday, April 10, 2006

Yeahaw, pardners! The gay rodeo is in town!

The Florida Gay Rodeo Association (No, I'm not making that up, there really is a FGRA!) is hosting the state's first gay rodeo this weekend. It's going to be a real blast, complete with competitions and concerts.

The competition is open to both gay cowboys and cowgirls, who may compete together in any event, even ones traditionally reserved for men, such as bull riding and bareback bronco riding.

''And that's the great thing about gay rodeo,'' Nikol Hillman, one of the contestants said. "Every gender can compete in every event. It really breaks down those barriers.''

The Sunshine Stampede also includes events that would never happen at a traditional rodeo, such as dressing goats in underwear and horse racing in drag.

I think I'll pass this year...

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