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Texas Gay Rodeo Association kicks off 30th show in Pasadena

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PASADENA, Texas (FOX 26) -

Another rodeo kicks off Saturday at the Pasadena Fairgrounds. The Texas Gay Rodeo Association, or TGRA, kicks off its 30th show.

"So it's a gay rodeo," said Robin Cagle.

Cagle is one of the riders. In the last 30 years, the show has raised more than two million dollars for AIDS, HIV and cancer awareness.

Participants don't have to be gay to ride, and attendees just need fifteen bucks to get them in the stands.

The event itself is called the Texas Tradition Rodeo, but be prepared for some untraditional aspects.

"You see women out wrestling steers, wrangling steers just like the men," said Dan Ohanlon, TGRA Austin member.

There are all three 'camp' events, events you probably won't see at any other rodeo.

"We have steer deco. We have goat dressing, which is very interesting where you literally put panties on a goat," Cagle said.

"And then we have our famous 'wild drag,' which is a woman, a man and then a drag. That drag can be a man or a woman. (They) just has to be dressed in drag."

"It's an opportunity for people to see another version of rodeo," Ohanlon said. "We are about breaking stereotypes and that's what TGRA is."

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