Posted by on May 14, 2024 6:00 pm
Originally From: Queerty

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Image Credit: ‘National Anthem,’ Variance Films

For the past several years, photographer Luke Gilford has been documenting queer rodeo culture across the American west.

Originally from Colorado, growing up around the rodeo, Gilford understood its appeal, but he also came to see mainstream cowboy culture as a place that could be very homophobic and conservative.

But years later, after his photography career took off, he stumbled onto the queer rodeo scene, a community which celebrated diversity and inclusivity and, in turn, represented the promise of our country while expanding our idea of what it means to be American.

Eventually, Gilford assembled his photos of these LGBTQ+ ranchers and cowboys and rodeo performers into his 2020 art book, National Anthem. And now, he’s turned those ideas

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