Reno Gay Rodeo
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Founded in Reno, Nevada in 1975 by Phil Ragsdale, the Reno Gay Rodeo was the inspiration for gay rodeos that today are held throughout the world and have become an integral part of the gay community. The material in this collection includes news clippings about the National Reno Gay Rodeo (1977-88); notes and ephemera; and legal documentation from two lawsuits fought unsuccessfully in 1988 to retain the Reno rodeo: Silver State Gay Rodeo Association v Lawlor Events Center (1988), and Lantry, et. al. v Third Judicial District Court, NV (Nevada Supreme Court dismissal, 1988).
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