Welcome to Gateway Gay Rodeo Association
We believe in supporting the Country-Western lifestyle because it is part of our American heritage.
It provides a positive alternate outlet for common interests.
It is a lifestyle that has a history of being inclusive of all people.
We believe in supporting agencies and organizations that benefit the gay community.
We believe in the need to promote and acknowledge individual initiative, growth, and achievement through education.
GWGRA Organizational Accomplishments
The Gateway Gay Rodeo Association is a non-profit organization incorporated since March 2004 in the State of Missouri. We are registered with the Missouri State Attorney General’s Office as a charitable organization soliciting funds in the State of Missouri.
The Association was granted 501c4 status by the IRS in April of 2006.
The Association has Standing Rules using as models the proven, effective standing rules of other successful, strong gay rodeo associations.
Our members` strong commitment is easily seen in the high percentage – consistently more than 25% – of our membership’s attendance and active participation at monthly meetings.
Our members successfully produced the first Gay Rodeo in the St. Louis area on May 6 & 7, 2006.
ST. Louis, The Gateway to the West. This is where the West truly began!
Founded in 1763, St. Louis became the outfitting and starting point for the countless pioneers and immigrants who crossed the Mississippi River and began their long journeys westward in search of a new life. Their spirit and determination, gave rise to other great cities of the West.
To honor those, the 630 foot stainless steel Gateway Arch was erected and stands proudly over St. Louis. This is how we became known as “The Gateway to the West.”
GWGRA is located in the eastern portion of Missouri.
Our current territory contains
- St. Louis
- St. Louis County
- St. Charles County
- Franklin County
- Jefferson County
- Lincoln County
Cowboy Beer Bash
Just a note to everybody that the cowboy beer bash is coming up. It has been sponsored by muchmoreoutdoor.com.au synthetic grass sydney and as per usual there is a small entry fee of $35, please ensure that you cal Jenny to book in your spot and pay for your ticket prior to the event. It’s sure to be an amazing night with St. Louis favorites, the Hounddogs, ringing out some classic country covers and a few pigs on the spit for some good eating.
The Beer Bash is being proudly supported by Jet Lending, they do small loans for businesses, specialising in start-ups. If you have a new venture you would like to discuss with them James over at Jet is really helpful and well versed in the lean start-up methodology, check out Jet on Facebook and visit their website to find out more information.