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10:45 am
Tue November 27, 2012

Raw Video of Gay Rodeo in Fort Worth, TX

Wild Drag Racing is the most popular "camp" event at a gay rodeo. Men dress up in drag and have to get on a steer and go across a white line in under 1 minute. Not as easy as it sounds, as you can see from the video above.
The man with the red feather in his hat is John Beck, the "Grandfather" of the Gay Rodeo. He invented Wild Drag Racing. Competitors say it's one of the most dangerous events in a gay rodeo.

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Reaction to Gay Rodeo
1:54 pm
Mon July 9, 2012

Gay Rodeo Supporters React to Alabama Efforts

Early on a Saturday morning in Fort Worth, Texas, today's gay rodeo is slowly picking up pace. Competitors quickly move to make it to their event and spectators wander about the arena. William Edlin of Austin, TX is bright-eyed and ready to go. In his eight years on the circuit, Edlin says he hasn't seen too much conflict and anticipates a gay rodeo in Alabama will have a positive impact.

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Gay Rodeo: Nuts and Bolts
1:52 pm
Mon July 9, 2012

Tips From Texas On How To Put On A Gay Rodeo

Contestants get ready to put underwear on goats for one of the rodeo's most popular events.

Excitement buzzes in the air of a large arena in Fort Worth, TX as the loudspeakers boom with the announcer's voice.
"Ladies and Gentlemen! TGRA would like to welcome you to Fort Worth, Texas!"

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Quest for Gay Rodeo
1:48 pm
Mon July 9, 2012

Alabama's Quest for Gay Rodeo

More than 100 people gathered in a large arena in Fort Worth, TX to watch and compete in what was called a "traditional" rodeo. However, the term traditional may depend on your point of view. The event is a gay rodeo. It's like a traditional rodeo with bull riding and calf roping, but it's open to the LGBT community. John Beck of Denver is an expert on the gay rodeo. He's hard to miss with his large, red feather on his cowboy hat.

"That's been my signature for close to ten years," he says.

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