LGBTQIA+ Spirit Day October 20th 2022

GLADD Spirit Day 2022

The NFL working in partnership with GLADD, is supporting LGBTQIA+ Spirit Day, October 20th, 2022 equality with their new PSA. This PSA is so important because it features NFL Network talent Kimmi Chex, Emmy award-winning James Palmer, sportscaster MJ Acosta Ruiz and Tampa Bay Buccaneers Linebacker Carl Nassib. This PSA also features members of the Carolina Panthers Top Cats Cheerleaders, Javontre Booker, Ebonee Bryant-Smith, Chris Crawford, and Justine Lindsay – who became the NFL’s first openly transgender cheerleader this year. This is such an important step for the NFL to take to show their support for the LGBTQIA+ community.

“Spirit Day is the most visible day of the year when the world comes together to take a stand against LGBTQ youth bullying. And by wearing purple, it’s really the color of spirit, it’s a color that our community really connects with,” Anthony Allen Ramos said in the interview.

We are so grateful for their partnership and hope that this will inspire other organizations to follow suit.

Read the entire announcement on gladd.org.

Esera Mentioned In Dallas Voice

Esera Tuaolo was mentioned in Dallas Voice in their “Super Gay” column. In the article they  point out all of the GLBTQ connections to the Super Bowl.

Four known gay players have appeared in Super Bowls.

  • Washington tight end Jerry Smith (Super Bowl VII, 1972)
  • New York Giants offensive lineman Roy Simmons (Super Bowl XVIII, 1983)
  • Atlanta Falcons defensive lineman Esera Tuaolo (Super Bowl XXXIII, 1998)
  • New England Patriots offensive lineman Ryan O’Callaghan (Super Bowl XLII, 2007)

The Dallas Voice also points out why we should be excited… “But acceptance of homosexual and bisexual sports stars — even in hyper-masculine football — is becoming more commonplace, and if you need proof, just look at the Super Bowl. Queer people have been scoring big for visibility at the big game for the past few years, a trend that we hope continues at Super Bowl LVI on Sunday, Feb. 13, and well into the future.”

Click below to read the article.

 

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