Greg Begay was born on the Navajo Reservation and grew up around Klagetoh, Arizona. As a kid, he traveled to rodeos with his family and he began riding horses at an early age. Greg has been competing in rodeos since high school and joined the Arizona chapter of the IGRA in 2009. Greg is a dedicated rodeo athlete who competes in many events, including break-away roping, calf roping, team roping, barrel racing, pole bending, flag racing, steer decorating, goat dressing, and wild drag.
Interview Location: Denver, Colorado
Date: November 22, 2019 | Interviewer: Renae Campbell
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What was your experience coming out?
I was like nineteen or twenty, and I was hearing all this gay stuff, like, “I think there's a gay rodeo.” And I searched it up on the internet. And then I forgot to delete the search history and my mom was like, “What is this?”[...] I didn't come out until I was twenty-one, so it kinda led into something that I wasn't prepared for.
What does it mean to be a cowboy or cowgirl and are you one?
Have you ever been physically injured?
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