At the time of our interview, Kody Kay was 52 years old and he lived on Arapaho, Cheyenne, Ute, & Sioux land in Longmont, CO where he ran a heating and cooling company. Kody is trans and he's an announcer on the International Gay Rodeo Circuit. In this interview, recorded at the Rocky Mountain Regional Gay Rodeo on July 13, 2014, Kody talks about coming out as trans in his 50s, building community with people in his small town, and how he found the gay rodeo community. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Learn more about this project at www.countryqueers.com For this episode, we’re asking folks who have additional funds to donate to Frontline Farming - a Denver-based Womxn & POC-led grassroots nonprofit that focuses on building food sovereignty & farmer liberation. FLF works from an asset-based perspective to quote feed our communities with healthy, affordable produce grown from our 5 acres of land, educate our constituents, create equitable policies, and honor the land and our ancestors, end quote. In response to COVID-19, FLF started an initiative called Project Protect Food Systems that seeks to support immigrant food workers across the nation by raising funds to provide PPE, proposing and advocating for equitable policy action, raise awareness to Food Worker strengths and plights, and illuminate the nation to Food Workers contributions to our society. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Host, Producer, and Lead Editor: Rae Garringer Assistant Editor & Musical Magic: Tommie Anderson Editorial Advisory Dream Team: Hermelinda Cortés, Lewis Raven Wallace, and Sharon P. Holland Theme Song: Composed and performed on banjo by Sam Gleaves, pedal steel versions by Rebecca Branson Jones Additional music: Composed and performed on acoustic and electric guitar by Tommie Anderson Thank you to Abbie & Winnie the pigs in Efland, NC for our intro sound, recorded by Karen & Ella!