Voice To Voice: Athlete Ally's Karess Taylor Talks To Transgender Cheerleader Jade Faletto
Huffington Post Sports - almost 2 years
Each month Athlete Ally and Huffington Post will feature a new Voice to Voice segment featuring LGBT and ally people of color leading the movement to end homophobia, biphobia, sexism and transphobia in athletics. The discussions will focus on the interplays of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation and gender identity, and how those relationships affect LGBT inclusion and allyship in sports. Topics may include faith, family, health, body, immigration, community, stigma, visibility, economic status, violence, masculinities and femininities, language and more.
In the past year, the cheerleading community has lost several gay young athletes due to bullying. Most recently, twelve-year-old Roman Shimizu took his life. His friends said that he was bullied for being a male cheerleader.
When LGBT youth are bullied, often times it is because of their gender expression and their societal gender non-conformity. It is extremely important to raise awareness about LGBT issues and to establish all
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