Saturday, May 19, 6:00 – 8:00 P.M.
LAS VEGAS – Clark County Library District, Out West 2012, and the Nevada Gay Rodeo Association (NGRA) are pleased to present “Pride in the Saddle Starts in Nevada: The Story of Gay Rodeo,” the third educational program in the acclaimed Out West at the Library series.
Join Las Vegas rodeo producer, past NGRA president and current IGRA Archives committee chair Brian Rogers on a journey down the trail of gay rodeo in Nevada and beyond. His talk will be accompanied by an exhibition of original rodeo posters, programs and rule books from early Nevada Gay Rodeo. Rogers is joined by GayRodeoHistory.org website founder Frank Harrell who will demonstrate the depth and breadth of historical information, images and artifacts available online. A slide show of vintage gay rodeo photographs by champion bull rider Blake Little will also be shown.
“As the proud home of National Finals Rodeo, many Las Vegas rodeo fans may be surprised to learn that gay rodeo has been in existence for over thirty-five years, and got its start in Reno,” said Gregory Hinton, producer of the Out West series. “The International Gay Rodeo Association currently claims 28 member associations in the United States and Canada, with 5,000 members and fifty thousand annual attendees. Thank you, Nevada!”
The event is free and open to the public, to be held in the Jewel Box Theater at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road, on Saturday, May 19th from 6:00 – 8:00 P.M.
The Out West at the Library series is generously sponsored by Las Vegas–Clark County Library District, HBO, the David Bohnett Foundation, Gill Foundation, Las Vegas–Clark County Library District Foundation, and the Gay & Lesbian Rodeo Heritage Foundation (www.glrhf.org).
Inquiries Please Contact:
Gregory Hinton, Producer, Out West