The Atlantic States Gay Rodeo Association (ASGRA) is a 501(c)4, charitable and social organization whose primary purpose is to promote the sport of rodeo and foster country and western lifestyles in the gay and lesbian community. ASGRA members enjoy the fellowship of numerous social, recreational and educational activities.
ASGRA educates, trains, and fields individuals and teams to compete in International Gay Rodeo Association (IGRA) rodeos.
ASGRA provides training in horsemanship and horse speed events, and calf roping, trail riding, rough stock and camp events training resources, as well as barbecues and other social events, resources to country western dance instruction and competition, and provides awareness and information regarding animal welfare. ASGRA also sponsors Play Day, the semi-annual event country western festival held each spring and fall in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.
Since the founding of ASGRA in 1991, the association has raised and distributed thousands of dollars to gay, lesbian, and other local charities in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. Over the years, ASGRA has become a very well respected gay and lesbian organization in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.