Americana with a twist

As summer starts to peter to a close (NO!), I think it’s important that we do fun shit. I went to the New Mexico Gay Rodeo yesterday and watched 100 folks like this dude do flag racing, bull riding, and “drag” racing. It is one of 21 organizations in the International Gay Rodeo Association throughout the United States and Canada that produce regional rodeos each year. Each season concludes with the IGRA World Rodeo Finals.

It was fun to experience such seemingly disparate parts of culture and identity all intertwined together, reminding me just how much more complex our American story is than we sometimes assume.

What feminist fun are you up to towards the end of the summer?

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