The Keystone State Gay Rodeo Association will be holding their annual royalty competition, February 24th at 704 Lounge (704 3rd Street, Harrisburg) starting at 3 pm. What is Rodeo Royalty? The royalty program consists of the royalty candidates of Mr., Ms., Miss, and Mister KSGRA. The royalty candidates help fundraise and promote the organization and rodeo throughout the local and regional community and throughout the US. Those that are sashed as royalty also have the ability to compete for the IGRA (International Gay Rodeo Association) Royalty team in November 2018.
The Leading Lady of Rodeo
Oftentimes at the mention of the word rodeo mental images of blue-jeaned, mud-splattered male wranglers usually come to mind. International Gay Rodeo Association (IGRA) president Candy Pratt, however, doesn’t just surpass that misconception, she shatters it.
Get Your Cowboy Calendar!
Members of the Keystone State Gay Rodeo Association are selling the 2018 “Cowboy Wanted” calendars at a local establishment near you. The 2018 “Cowboy Wanted” fundraiser calendar is a fully nude male fantasy calendar. Calendars can be purchased at:
The Kids of KSGRA
On Sunday August 20th, at Spring Valley County Park, KSGRA held an Open Gaming Show. For those who do not know what this is (guess you don’t read this paper..LOL) it is a family friendly event open to all, where adults and children can come and compete in several rodeo type events including: 50-yard dash, pole bending, flag racing barrel racing and goat dressing to name a few. No matter if you are a beginner, expert, or just ride for the pure joy of riding, you will compete in the same events you will see at our next rodeo in […]
Celebrating Pride Country Style
Think rodeo! Are you a little bit country? Put on your boots, dust off your hat and get ready to go Boot Scootin’ Boogie! Since 1985, the International Gay Rodeo Association has been roping and riding all across the United States. IGRA, based out of Denver, Colorado, is made up of 20 local associations. Each of the associations hold unique events — including rodeos, dances, trail rides, and horse shows — for the country cowboy and cowgirl lover in all of us.
Hagerstown Hopes Dissolves Old Board and Creates a New Board
On Monday, September 28th, 2017 at 6:55 pm the former board of directors of Hagerstow Hopes was abolished and a new board was voted in by a unanimous motion. The new board consists of: • President– Jeff Rohrer • Vice President– Lauren Williams Rowe • Secretary/Treasurer– Justin Sigler • Board Member– Mark Fadely • Board Member– Brian Alexander • Parliamentarian– Rik Newton-Treadway
What To Do On the Weekend?
Think rodeo! Well with fall creeping up you might be looking for ideas to do on the weekends. Here’s something you may have done a long time ago or something you have never done– Trail Riding. Think of it … long walks in the woods with new friends where you just sit and let something else do the walking.
On the Beat: Hagerstown Hopes Updates
Memberships / volunteers / donations: Hagerstown Hopes is always in need of volunteers, donations and sponsors. With Hagerstown Hopes being a non-profit, we are completely running off of funding from the public. We want to grow our offerings to the LGBTQ community and we cannot do that without your help.
Keystone State Gay Rodeo Round-Up Wrap-Up
After a fantastic weekend of rough stock, roping, speed, and camp events, the Keystone State Gay Rodeo Association (KSGRA) celebrated its inaugural rodeo as a “yee-haw” success! The rodeo, which celebrated with charity partners Alder Health Services and the LGBT Center of Central Pennsylvania, was a weekend full of friendships, rodeo-family love, and all about living the Western lifestyle.
Hip-Hop Violinist Svet Electrifies Hagerstown Pride
Electro Hip-Hop violinist, Svet, brings his music to Hagerstown Pride this July. Previously seen on “America’s Got Talent,” Svet is one of the most profound and unique acts in today’s music. He is globally recognized for his incredible talent to recreate music and songs of today with the violin.