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IGRA, the International Gay Rodeo Association®, has officially been ropin' and ridin' since 1985 and currently has over 5,000 members in 25 local associations around North America. We are the largest organization in the world coordinating rodeo events specifically welcoming lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender as well as heterosexual participants and spectators.
IGRA is composed of many regional gay rodeo associations, and sanctions a season of rodeo events which culminates in an annual World Gay Rodeo Finals®. IGRA events are intended to allow all contestants, regardless of sexual and gender identity, to compete in rodeo sports without discrimination. The organization helps spread appreciation for Western culture and the sport of rodeo, while serving as a fundraising vehicle benefiting many charitable organizations.

The Missouri Gay Rodeo Association (MGRA) was established in 1986.  We are a 501 (c) (3) corporation who produces The Show-Me State Rodeo each year during Labor Day weekend. We are an affiliated chapter of the International Gay Rodeo Association (IGRA) who sanctions the rodeo. We are an all volunteer organization and any profits we make from the rodeo are given back to our community by donating to our Charity Partner.

We invite all contestants and spectators to join us for a great weekend at Lone Wolf Ranch and the Show-Me State Rodeo.



IGRA Statement of Position on Gender Identification The International Gay Rodeo Association (IGRA) hereby endorses and adopts the position that any individual member of a Member or Recognized Association is eligible to participate fully in IGRA activities under the gender classification with which the individual member identifies.
 



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News articles written about the IGRA Rodeos:

NBCNews.com
Gay Rodeos Offer Friendly Competition and Family-Like Support

WashingtonPost.com
Love and marriage at the gay rodeo

Camp Magazine Kansas City
Catching Up with Teeny

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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