First NFL Transgender Cheerleader

First NFL Transgender Cheerleader

Some NFL team now has a biological man wearing skirts and waving pom-poms as a woman cheerleader now. Because of course.

(Link): Panthers fans, enjoy the first trans NFL cheerleader dancing around the field while tuning in next season

(Link): Carolina Panthers hire NFL’s first openly transgender cheerleader

June 6, 2022
By Joshua Rhett Miller

The first openly transgender cheerleader has joined an NFL team – a “big” moment that she says she hopes will inspire others on and off the gridiron.

Justine Lindsay, 29, said in an interview Saturday that she’s proud to “break down that door” for future trans athletes by joining the cheerleading squad for the Carolina Panthers’ TopCats.

“This is big,” she told BuzzFeed News. “I think more people need to see this. It’s not because I want recognition. It’s just to shed light on what’s going on in the world.”

Robin Williams as a Cheerleader
Robin Williams as a Cheerleader, 1979. This is the only acceptable man as woman cheerleader, no exceptions.

Lindsay first publicly came out as trans when she announced on Instagram that she was joining the Panthers squad in March.

… She said she was terrified to come out as trans online after keeping her gender identity a secret from even her best friend, whom she considers to be like a sister.

… Though Lindsay indicated she was transgender on her application, TopCats director Chandalae Lanouette said it was her skill as a cheerleader that got her on the team.

“My goal is to create a team of individuals that are absolute fire on the field but are incredible human beings in the locker room, good friends, good people, and at the end of the day, you have to walk through the door first to get to that spot,” Lanouette told BuzzFeed.

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