The New Mexico Gay Rodeo Association was established in 1984 as a nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering the western lifestyle within the gay community. NMGRA also has a proud history of fundraising for charitable organizations within New Mexico.
Each year, NMGRA produces the Zia Regional Rodeo, our premier fundraiser and the state's second largest LGBT event. In the past, the rodeo's profits have been donated to New Mexico AIDS Services, New Mexico Breast Cancer Coalition, New Mexico Domestic Violence Hotline and People Of Color AIDS Foundation, to name a few.
The New Mexico Gay Rodeo Association is a member of the International Gay Rodeo Association. IGRA is comprised of 28 member associations throughout the United States and Canada, and annually, these member associations produce 19 rodeos. Each rodeo season concludes with the IGRA Finals Rodeo.
NMGRA was the proud host of the World Gay Rodeo Finals in both 1996 and 2000.
In addition to regular membership meetings and social gatherings, NMGRA holds bi-monthly fundraisers in community venues. We also participate in New Mexico Pride Events. NMGRA is an active member of the Coalition for Equality in New Mexico, an organization dedicated to promoting LGBT issues.
Fostering the western lifestyle within the gay community.
Last update Jan 21, 2014