Cheerleader Justine Lindsay is becoming a member of the nationwide soccer staff and that is nice information

Thanks to this appointment, the American transgender sportswoman hopes that she will “shed light on what is happening in the world”.

VSis the first for NFL, the league of professional American football teams. In this American sports institution imbued with conservative traditions, where lines move (very) slowly, Justine Lindsay became the first trans woman to TopCats, the Carolina Panthers cheerleading team, informs BuzzFeed. And the de facto first openly transgender cheerleader of the NFL.

At the end of March, the 29-year-old young woman went down in history. She had in her instagram account at the time has announced that it will join TopCats, using this publication to be translated by its new teammates and approximately 5,000 customers. “You look at @topcats the newest member of the Carolina Panthers TopCats Cheerleader as the first transgender woman,” she wrote of her photo in cheerleading clothing.

A pioneer in the NFL

Justine Lindsay, according to her comments collected by the media, has long been afraid to reveal these “things you can’t publish.” he now realizes that he is a pioneer. She was also pleased that she “opened this door” for future trans athletes.

For Chandalae Lanouette, Director of TopCats, integration cheerleaders it was obvious in his team. “My goal is to create a team of individuals who are absolute fire on the field, but who are incredible human beings in the locker room, good friends, good people and you have to be happy at the end of the day. go through the door to get to this place, “Lanouette told our colleagues.

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Justine Lindsay is also part of it African American minority. And among the NFL cheerleading teams, it’s quite rare to notice. Especially since the sportswoman has a bald cut, which is still unprecedented. So when her coach told her she could keep her hair that way, she said yes he likes to “inspire other young girls who may not be sure to take a bare head”.

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