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The first transgender fan in the NFL signs with the Carolina Panthers

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The NFL has its first transgender fan.

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Justin Lindsay, 29, first shared the news about her new gig in March, but this post was also groundbreaking for another reason: It was her debut, telling not only her new castmates that she’s trans, but the rest of her community as well.

“Cats Out the Bag You are looking at the newest member of the Carolina Panthers TopCats Cheerleader’stopcats as the first female transgender,” she wrote.

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She went on to thank the TopCats family, their coach, and the other dancers for their encouragement along the way.

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She added, “I would not have reached this moment in my life without the support.” “This is a moment I will never forget, and I can’t wait to show you everything this girl has to bring. Thank you @topcats, a dream come true.”

Lindsay will now represent the Panthers at community events, conferences, and fundraisers.

“I’m glad I was able to break that door and tell people, ‘Hey, we’re not just sexual beings,'” Lindsey told Buzzfeed News. “We’re real human beings who want to improve ourselves.”

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Lindsay couldn’t be more proud of breaking down barriers as a black transgender woman.

“I think more people need to see this,” she said. “It’s not because I want to admit. It’s just to highlight what’s going on in the world.”

She shared her story on Buzzfeed in an Instagram post, and gave a special shout out to all the “haters” who think she’s taking down the organization.

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“The Carolina Panthers is an excellent organization, supporting all people: white, black, yellow trans, straight, etc.” I wrote.

“I’m paving the way for those who are afraid and afraid to take this step under my leadership because it’s not easy to do when you have ignorant people making comments who haven’t gone through this process like the rest of us,” he added. “I will continue to be a leader, and I will continue to inspire and help my beautiful transgender sisters of African descent until my last breath.”

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2022-06-06 21:00:46

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