Queens and Cowboys: A Straight Year on the Gay Rodeo

Saturday, September 20, 2014, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM  |  view details and directions

Queens and Cowboys: A Straight Year on the Gay Rodeo
Matt Livadary (US, 2014, 92 min) QUEENS & COWBOYS chronicles a complete season of the International Gay Rodeo Association. Unbeknownst to many, the IGRA has been providing an arena for competition for LGBT cowboys and cowgirls for three decades. Director Matt Livadary spent an entire year shooting hundreds of hours of footage, following fascinating cowboy Wade Earp (a descendant of Wyatt Earp) and Char Duran, a female bull rider, among other impassioned protagonists who live for the rodeo circuit. QUEENS & COWBOYS also delves into issues of discrimination against openly gay cowboys in the straight rodeo, the IGRA’s heartening policy of making competitions gender-inclusive, and how the larger rodeo community views the IGRA and homosexuality. Co-presented by: Illinois Gay Rodeo Association

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