On Tuesday, the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association kicks off the Finish Line Mega Finale at the Diamond W Arena in Alvarado, Texas about 40 miles southwest of Big D. The four-day bucking-bronco bonanza will feature timed cattle runs, barrel racing and bull riding. And these fierce females are competing for some big loot: The fastest barrel racer wins $100,000, and another $100,000 will be divvied up between the second- and fifth-place finishers. But dang, y’all. Dallas Voice was hoping to profile an out lesbian competing at the rodeo, but organizers couldn’t come up with a single candidate affiliated with the International Gay Rodeo Association.
Still, if any sapphic steer-wrestlers win, it certainly wouldn’t be their first time at the rodeo.
Daniel A. Kusner
Jan. 16-20. Diamond W Arena Complex, 8901 E. Highway 67, in Alvarado, Texas (in Johnson County near Cleburne). Adult admission, $10. 888-594-3903. wpra.com.
This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition, January 12, 2006.