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Title: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: consumer on December 03, 2020, 10:07:02 AM
i want a dope thread of queers talking about queer skating

like how i loved everything about the new glue video besides the editing and film itself

or how there has had some of the best board graphics in over 10 years

lgbtq+ post up
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: hot take on December 03, 2020, 11:05:19 AM
Just skating with all the homies.
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: Moses Clopton on December 03, 2020, 11:41:05 AM
Madison, WI bi skater dude checking in

I am not very good at skating but some of my friends are very good at skating

Marbie is my homegirl/roommate, trying to get things done with the last who knows number of days of okay weather



Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: Nicky Tamzarian on December 03, 2020, 11:54:31 AM
Virginia trans femme androgynous cunt checking in

I don't skate at all these days , cause all the local ex-homies (RIP my youth) are super-spreaders foremost - and secondly , and much more personally , I'm the only trans person in an aggressively cis-het community .

I had to let the fuck go of the people I grew up with , because they made my life a living hell . That shit sucked ,  and sucks , and I will never fully process the grief of it .

This is a downer , I know . But there is nothing positive for me in my community anymore .

I'm just grateful for my hubby , because I live for him and I now . I'll take that over sore limbs and rolled ankles any day , hahaha .

And I'm grateful for the shalomies I gained here - SLAP is my last remaining tie with skateboarding , the thing that I lived for throughout the formative years of my life .

So many of you make me laugh and share the silliest exchanges with me and that shit owns . I'm a lucky ducky . 

Cis skaters , we need more help surviving this hell - I'm one of the few trans people that got lucky enough to find an alternative .

For most of us it's a terrible existence V. an early grave .
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: Miller92 on December 03, 2020, 12:01:32 PM
midwest gay boy checking in

been skating for 17 years

love the amount of queer representation in skating now. 

gay people are pretty much the last remaining group of "underground" people left in the cultural zeitgeist. 

queer skateboarding has the attitudes that skateboarding itself held in the 80s and 90s.

would love more pro skateboarders to come out! there's quite a few out there.
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: fredgallSOTY on December 03, 2020, 12:08:51 PM
Milwaukee bi skate boarding man.

I'm not really "out" per say but I'm not really hiding anything. I just never felt like making a huge announcement or anything bc that's just not my style. I have trouble with filming for "IG" regularly. I know its kooky, and usually I save my good clips for vids and have IG stuff for throwaway, but it's still a struggle when you are of my generation. Everybody always pressuring you for clips and shit.

Anyways, much love and respect to all of my queer homies in MKE, on the boards, and elsewhere. Skating would be lame without us anyways  ;).  Additional shoutout to the cool posters on here. Additional "suck my fuckin dick" to the dickheads.
The hate is always tough but fuck em, you're star. Too many boring ass white dudes in skating feel like they own the fuckin skate world. Shits changin dawg! It aint 2003 no more baby!
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: professional on December 03, 2020, 12:16:04 PM
cishet male checking in. Not because I have a place in this thread, but just to reaffirm that everyone, absolutely everyone, deserves a safe space in skateboarding, on here, and throughout the rest of the world - regardless if some feel the need to debate that.

Respect to all of the posters above for living their truth and having the courage to be themselves in a world that does not always tolerate that.

Big love

edit: And for other 'straight' skaters out there, it is simply not enough to say you "tolerate" queer or LGBTQIA+ identifying people. Our culture is full of sexism and misogyny and we must be actively anti-sexist and anti-homophobic(among other things) to make our spaces safe for everyone.
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: Mort Garson on December 03, 2020, 12:20:29 PM
non-binary skater living in the Bay Area, sup yíall.

Only ďcame outĒ recently and never talked to most of my skate homies about it, feels sorta like a donít ask donít tell thing cause I know theyíve seen it on ig but it never really comes up.

Thereís a huge queer skate scene here and I know a couple people in it peripherally but weíve never actually skated. I can tell theyíre all good homies and I donít wanna insert myself and be a weirdo about it, but hopefully Iíll link with Ďem soon enough.

Also just broke my hand trying slappy front blunt, super fun stuff lol
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: pizzafliptofakie on December 03, 2020, 12:39:52 PM
I'm a cis straight male but I wanted to reverberate what @professional said. Shouts to all of you living your truth and fuck anyone that has a problem with it.
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: straight on December 03, 2020, 12:57:43 PM
I'm a cis straight male but I wanted to reverberate what @professional said. Shouts to all of you living your truth and fuck anyone that has a problem with it.

same
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: gr1m on December 03, 2020, 01:05:30 PM
east coast non-binary/trans woman skater here-- i grapple w some of the sociopolitical implications of gender discourse and so i've never liked labels, but somewhere in that spectrum would be most accurate. i mostly just feel like gender is fake, but now that pronouns are going mainstream and i'm being asked more and more frequently to provide them, i feel like my hand is kinda being forced. idk if anyone else relates.

but yeah anyway new account just to post in this thread after years of occasional lurking, hello beautiful queers  :P
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: Grind King Rims on December 03, 2020, 01:11:19 PM
Gay cis male skater in Ireland. I barely skate any more because I don't know anyone in the city I moved to two years ago, but I talk shit on the internet every day.

Up the queers <3
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: BroBruhBra on December 03, 2020, 01:15:34 PM
Look at us!

Northeast Trans (mtf) Bi girl checking in. Pretty proud to be here with ya'll and seeing skating become more and more inclusive.

I'm 36 and remember when it just didn't seem possible to blend them, which is dumb. Remember hearing rumors that BA was gay and feeling terrible about what he must have been going through, being a high profile pro with a secret if it was true. I think most of us can relate on some level.

Really psyched to see Cher and Leo doing Glue and feeling good about the future.

However, im not feeling good about the resurgence of 90s fashion in skating. Barf.
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: Dirk_Diggler on December 03, 2020, 01:19:43 PM
Iím not gay, but my best friend of over 20 years just came out recently. Our other friends, who have been in our circle for almost our whole lives donít even speak to him now, which is really fucking shitty and I was really shocked by that.  It is even making me reconsider my friendship with them now.  Sometimes it takes longer to see peopleís true colors I guess.  Heís still the same old dude Iíve known my whole life so I really donít see why itís a problem, and it shouldnít be to begin with.

He has a boyfriend now and heís really happy, probably the happiest Iíve ever seen him and Iím so stoked and proud of him for coming out and living his best life.  All this time I had no idea that he was struggling with his inner demons with this, and I wish he wouldíve told me sooner because I 100% wouldíve been there for him every step of the way. I understand why he didnít though because it was just different times back then. 

I never cared what his sexual orientation is, I just want him to continue being my best friend. Thatís all I care about.





Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: Mongoloid on December 03, 2020, 01:26:19 PM
Gay cis male skater in Ireland. I barely skate any more because I don't know anyone in the city I moved to two years ago, but I talk shit on the internet every day.

Up the queers <3


Youíre in Ireland? For some reason I always assumed you were in the states.. idk why.

I back this shit!
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: offkilter on December 03, 2020, 01:36:39 PM
I recently have fully accepted and am open that I'm bi, mostly because I moved away from my home state and didn't really want it to be known among my old friend groups. I didn't (and still don't) want to deal with the adversity and having something that seems completely normal to me change people's opinions about me. I'm getting closer to not caring about it.
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: itsyourdad on December 03, 2020, 01:39:20 PM
chicago based bisexual gender fluid sk9r posting up.
iím happy to see queer skateboarders getting coverage. i still got zero respect for any companies promoting their tolken gay skateboarder, but companies like glue are fucking sick.
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: evelen on December 03, 2020, 01:40:46 PM
PNW transgirl here. I skate in the streets because I would rather play frogger with cars than with a bunch of angry men and horny teens  :P
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: busey on December 03, 2020, 01:42:57 PM
cishet male checking in. Not because I have a place in this thread, but just to reaffirm that everyone, absolutely everyone, deserves a safe space in skateboarding, on here, and throughout the rest of the world - regardless if some feel the need to debate that.

Respect to all of the posters above for living their truth and having the courage to be themselves in a world that does not always tolerate that.

Big love

edit: And for other 'straight' skaters out there, it is simply not enough to say you "tolerate" queer or LGBTQIA+ identifying people. Our culture is full of sexism and misogyny and we must be actively anti-sexist and anti-homophobic(among other things) to make our spaces safe for everyone.
straight up.

dare to be different, pals. respect and love goes out to you all.
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: Rune Spliffberg on December 03, 2020, 01:52:57 PM
I'm a cis straight male but I wanted to reverberate what @professional said. Shouts to all of you living your truth and fuck anyone that has a problem with it.

yup
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: RichardBarkley on December 03, 2020, 01:53:33 PM
Gay cis male skater in Ireland. I barely skate any more because I don't know anyone in the city I moved to two years ago, but I talk shit on the internet every day.

Up the queers <3


Hit me up to skate some time if your in Dublin man
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: Grind King Rims on December 03, 2020, 02:25:06 PM
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Gay cis male skater in Ireland. I barely skate any more because I don't know anyone in the city I moved to two years ago, but I talk shit on the internet every day.

Up the queers <3

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Hit me up to skate some time if your in Dublin man

I'd be down to skate Clongriffin/Donaghmede, Ballyogan, Cork St. or spots in town whenever it's dry. I don't even know where to go around town now that Portobello's gone.
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: sk8bat on December 03, 2020, 02:34:40 PM
Madison, WI bi skater dude checking in

I am not very good at skating but some of my friends are very good at skating

Marbie is my homegirl/roommate, trying to get things done with the last who knows number of days of okay weather
Watched her game of fingerboard skate with Tubsy the other day.
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: sk8bat on December 03, 2020, 02:38:20 PM
chicago based bisexual gender fluid sk9r posting up.
iím happy to see queer skateboarders getting coverage. i still got zero respect for any companies promoting their tolken gay skateboarder, but companies like glue are fucking sick.
Is that a diss on Anti Hero?
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: RichardBarkley on December 03, 2020, 02:40:25 PM
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Gay cis male skater in Ireland. I barely skate any more because I don't know anyone in the city I moved to two years ago, but I talk shit on the internet every day.

Up the queers <3

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Hit me up to skate some time if your in Dublin man
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I'd be down to skate Clongriffin/Donaghmede, Ballyogan, Cork St. or spots in town whenever it's dry. I don't even know where to go around town now that Portobello's gone.

Deadly man

Portobello is still going I skated it on Tuesday
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: figureitout on December 03, 2020, 02:44:44 PM
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I'm a cis straight male but I wanted to reverberate what @professional said. Shouts to all of you living your truth and fuck anyone that has a problem with it.
[close]

same

same
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: Lou Strux on December 03, 2020, 03:26:19 PM
Glad this thread was created.
Yíall know my stance on the LGBTQs: Iím so glad youíre here, and thank you for bringing your friends.
If we canít all enjoy this stoke together, I donít really want anything to do with it anymore.
Growing up doing ballet, figure skating, and theater I found it odd that skateboarding appeared to be the exclusive domain of straight, mostly white, dudes for so much of my youth.
It happys my blood pumper to see the activity I love finally start to resemble the world I live in.
I see you out there.
Shalom.
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: ihatejulio on December 03, 2020, 03:28:12 PM
hi, you called? Queer non-binary humanoid over here.  :)

I came out a while ago to some family and close friends of mine with the sexuality portion of my identity. But never to my few skate friends growing up because the skate scene where I lived was, and still is, plagued with bigot skate jocks. There is a custom made neo-nazi swastika board hanging on the ceiling of the local skate shop to this day. At one point I quit skating for years because I would get slurs thrown at me from the older guys because of my race, god knows what would have happened if they knew I was queer as well. 

I moved away for college and was way more open about my identity to my roommates, coworkers, and friends who didn't skate. But I fell back into the closet around my skate friends because old habits die hard. I was used to creating carpenmentalized groups of people who knew about my identity and those who didn't. It was exhausting and now I regret it. There was one person who knew because I would constantly talk about cute skater bois was on our radio show, and he's a Pal here on Slap, so shouts out to you.

Only recently as of this year was when I came out as an enby. Gender euphoria is real and it feels fucking fantastic. Once I connected the dots of all the signs growing up that I was trans it hit me like a ton of bricks. But the timing sucked because I had to move back home because of COVID. And now I am semi back in the closet and don't dress femme that often because I have 0 support here, skate alone, and am once again located in one of the most bigoted places in the country. Violence against trans people is very real and always on the back of my mind.

But there was one place where I could skate comfortably and be my true authentic self - the Rockridge curbs. I would make the 8-hour pilgrimage all the way to that dirty parking lot because it was seemingly the only place where I knew I was safe. For the first time in my life, my two separate parts of myself being a skater and being queer/trans finally came together. I saw openly queer and trans skaters in person, young and old, just being themselves and ripping the place up. Unity had opened the flood gates a year prior and what I saw was the result of a community blossoming and flourishing before my eyes. I am so happy for the queer and trans youth today who are growing up with companies like Unity, There, Glue, Baby Skateboards, and Pave the Way at their side and in full support.

It's so great that so many of you are posting in this thread, including the brand new accounts, and some of you I had no idea were queer. Also major shout out to all our cis straight allies in here, y'all rule. I love all you beautiful souls. Hopefully this thread is enough to bring GAY out of hibernation lol. If any of you want to connect on IG and link up in the future after COVID, drop me a PM. <3 
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: Youoverthere on December 03, 2020, 04:38:23 PM
https://www.slapmagazine.com/index.php?topic=110135.0
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: ramplocal on December 03, 2020, 04:45:29 PM
Glad this thread was created.
Yíall know my stance on the LGBTQs: Iím so glad youíre here, and thank you for bringing your friends.
If we canít all enjoy this stoke together, I donít really want anything to do with it anymore.
Growing up doing ballet, figure skating, and theater I found it odd that skateboarding appeared to be the exclusive domain of straight, mostly white, dudes for so much of my youth.
It happys my blood pumper to see the activity I love finally start to resemble the world I live in.
I see you out there.
Shalom.
Couldnt have said it any better myself man☺
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: consumer on December 03, 2020, 05:39:34 PM
cishet male checking in. Not because I have a place in this thread, but just to reaffirm that everyone, absolutely everyone, deserves a safe space in skateboarding, on here, and throughout the rest of the world - regardless if some feel the need to debate that.

Respect to all of the posters above for living their truth and having the courage to be themselves in a world that does not always tolerate that.

Big love

edit: And for other 'straight' skaters out there, it is simply not enough to say you "tolerate" queer or LGBTQIA+ identifying people. Our culture is full of sexism and misogyny and we must be actively anti-sexist and anti-homophobic(among other things) to make our spaces safe for everyone.

You and all the other posters, queers and allies made me cry tonight. Your efforts are seen and mean more than you know knowing we can all be safe and confident at the spot. Know you are all seen and valid, and appreciated for your efforts aiding in merging our communities, love you all and shalom

everyone has a place and a voice in this thread!!!

the brooklyn queer skate community is the best thing to ever happen to me

Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: theresnothinghere on December 03, 2020, 06:13:21 PM
Damn this is all so beautiful.

Pansexual, Trans, Non-monogamous but leaning masc. (They/He) Honestly haven't been on for a while because things are just kind of too cis-het on here sometimes but my partner sent me this thread and had to see it for myself. Bless up to the OP.

As for queer things, my best friends are really into roller skating (haven't tried it myself since I was a kid) and just got gifted some roller skates that I need to try out. Wondering if anyone has dabbled in roller skating and have tips? It's been blowing up in the queer community!
Also curious if any queers are doing any activist work where they're at, would love to hear about it.
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: Sila on December 03, 2020, 07:38:20 PM
Also curious if any queers are doing any activist work where they're at, would love to hear about it.

Yep. I'm part of harm reduction and sexual health awareness groups and services where I live.

I'm bi/pansexual. Never really fully fit in to any scene except maybe the punk scene that i've distanced myself from. Was always big on psych/jazz dnb/jungle and other club music so would dip on punk nights to go experience other stuff.

Unfortunately I didn't gel with my local queer community as far as partying goes. I'm not white and a lot of uncomfortable tokenism made me uneasy. This happened in various cities too. Hope it's different worldwide. And yeah, local skaters have their crews so I just do my own thing and say what's up when people are at the spot.

Love to everyone though. I'm really grateful to see all kinds of humanity on a board these days.
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: Tireeedd on December 03, 2020, 08:19:00 PM
San Diego, CA Non-Binary here (He/They) its cool to see more people in this thread. especially since I'm pretty sure I know one of you via IG already. After all the weird shit I've seen here on SLAP the last 10+ years its good to see we're community building finally.
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: Atiba Applebum on December 03, 2020, 08:22:52 PM
Cis white male here.   Just wanted to say how awesome this is to see.  I love and support you all.  If I ever misgender or do a micro-aggression like say ďyou guysĒ or something to that effect, just know that itís unintentional and a practice Iím conscious to avoid. 

@Armin Tanzarian was your username chosen as just a Simpsons ref or is there something about a identity unable to be shared that resonated (if that makes sense)
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: Cellular on December 03, 2020, 09:33:40 PM
San Diego, CA Non-Binary here (He/They) its cool to see more people in this thread. especially since I'm pretty sure I know one of you via IG already. After all the weird shit I've seen here on SLAP the last 10+ years its good to see we're community building finally.

ay im in san diego too! u from dt or more inland?
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: Cellular on December 03, 2020, 09:34:23 PM
i never had a way with words but respect to all the lgbtqia community. we love u and respect u and fuck anyone that dont
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: Noioso on December 03, 2020, 09:44:05 PM
Gay cis male here in Oakland.

Slap is the first place I ever heard of another gay skater and it was GAY. <3

I've been lucky to meet countless other queer skaters over the last few years, and I never imagined that would ever happen in my life. I have a pretty regular crew of queers I skate with and I've had more fun skating after 30 than I did as a teenager.

It's incredible how much the scene has grown, and so quickly. I hope every queer skater gets to find their crew!

Queer Skate Fact: There are very many queers who secretly lurk Slap. Come out of the closet, lurkers.  :-* ;)
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: Prinzy on December 03, 2020, 09:59:30 PM
From the perspective of a cis straight dude, I think in the coming years we are going to owe a lot LGTBQ+ skaters, as if we don't already.

We all know skating is historically not the most progressive nor most welcoming subculture in the world, so to see a marginalized group not just go "fuck you guys and your gatekeeping ass hobby" but instead put in massive amounts of hard work and passion into skating shows that they are not different from me or any other straight white skater in regards to how much respect they deserve as humans.

Where it is different is the fresh perspective that can be brought to skateboarding through inclusivity. These are new minds and new ways to look at skating, why wouldn't we want to embrace an opportunity to grow and improve the silly hobby we all love so much?

So thank you to all the LGBTQ+ skaters all out there. Thank you for putting up with the all the bullshit and hate from certain parts of the skate community to further this thing for the rest of us.
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: lordrandall on December 03, 2020, 10:51:44 PM
33 year old Bi male. Live in Northern California. I don't know any real queer skaters irl. Most of my skate homies know im queer and are cool about it lol. Most of them are younger so it's a little easier to punk em out if they get out of line with some whack shit. Seeing more queer skaters coming into skateboarding is awesome. I was in the closet until I was 30 and was always into hesh skating. Now I love seeing all the different stuff, anyways im baked and tired from work. Love y'all.
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: rock2fakie on December 04, 2020, 01:51:43 AM
Bi girl. Sick to see this thread, seems long overdue? Crazy how many gay and queer skaters are actually out there, I do wonder how many pros are closeted. This year a wave of snowboarders came out (Jake Kuzyk was one of them, he also makes sick skate videos btw) and openly talked about being gay/queer, I wonder when that'll happen in skateboarding. I know there are openly queer skaters/companies like Glue, There, Unity etc., but seems like they entered the skateworld already being openly queer if that makes sense. I wonder how many pros, especially male pros, are still in the closet. Most pro women seem to be openly queer lol. I love to see it.

Been to an LGBT/Girls sesh at a local little DIY indoor twice recently and it's been super fun, gets me so stoked.

I love Glue and what theyre doing, just wished I loved SMUT a little more. I do want a glue deck cause the graphic with the fly is sick, if only I could get it in my country hahah. Anyway, nice to meet you all
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: MOE SYZLAK on December 04, 2020, 02:57:24 AM
 Queer/bi-guy/heteroflex/poly checking in here.
Havenít been posting as much lately due to really focusing on my mental health and other big projects.
But I love to see threads like this!
Love my slap fam!
All of this support all around is so important!
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: roba on December 04, 2020, 03:42:32 AM
i've never understood how some people are so fucking concerned about other people's lives, like how does it affect you that one of your male skate friends likes other men or that one of your friends doesn't feel attached to one certain gender. my mother has always taught me that you shouldn't be hateful towards other people for their beliefs and because of that i've only hated the hateful people ;D i live in poland, where the lgbtq+ community is attacked by the "patriots" during equality marches and where the president openly says that he sees gay people as a threat to the country. other than that, recently the government has made abortion even more illegal than before, now it's illegal to abort a child when there's a possibility of the mother dying when giving birth and the only legal abortion is when a girl gets pregnant after being raped. they don't want to wear masks though, because they feel that the government is taking their freedom away that way, even some of the right-wing politicians don't wear them during public appearances. because of that. it's a really shitty, fucked up country, so much that one of my old skate friends (ftm trans) had to move to the uk because that shit wouldn't fly here. the community is so fucking conservative that they go to church every sunday but you can still get beat up for being gay, even if you're a girl, because they seriously fear that their children will become gay after seeing gay people in real life. i'm a straight white male, but i really can't stand how lgbtq+ people. i have some gay and lesbian friends, one trans friend who i mentioned before, some nonbinary friends, and i'm extremely happy that at least the skateboarding community has started embracing people like them more. i apologize if this post is poorly written but english isn't my first language and even though i've been learning it for like 18 years i still make mistakes some time, so it there are any please don't take it the wrong way, i've got nothing but love for all the lgbtq+ skaters and that whole community in general.
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: Frank on December 04, 2020, 06:23:42 AM
i don't know if i fit in here in terms of sexuality but i want to say big up to yall queer skaters on here and outthere!

beware this is tldr: but if anyone cares: i am not sure about my sexuality since i could be described as what they call greysexual(person with limited sexuality). i am kind of attracted to men and women and also transpeople all the same on an emotional level and even attractiveness, like i still think people are hot, but the gap for me between thinking someones hot to where i want to fuck with them is pretty big. most of my sexuality kind of takes place in my head and i never put much thought into how it's done.  i feel oversexualized on one hand because i think a lot of stuff is sexy, i see tons of hot shit everyday, but it doesn't really affect me at the same time. i'm like "that's sick for all the folks who like to bang all the time!" anyways, one of my best friends she's convinced im bi. i kind of acted bi all my life without commiting to any sort of coming out to friends. i was always like "i'd have a boyfriend, too, why not, if i find one." most my friends thought i was fucking with them, their not homophobe, but used to me saying weird shit.

this sounds super dumb but i sometimes wished i had more intrinsic sex drive because no matter what type person i'm interested in, that lack of sex drive makes it different when things get serious. i still can have sex with people, it's probably not good most of the time because it's like work for me. i get erections like a healthy persons but don't know what to do with it because i don't feel like beating off or fucking just because that happens. i haven't had sex yet with a man or transperson, but for me personally due to my lack of sex drive alone it's not anymore outthere than having sex with a women. definetly made out with dudes tho, but even this more drunkenly.

i also had some gender dysphoria when i was a child. i was super depressed i was a boy. i hated the fact i was about to grow a beard later, thought penises are weird and scary and didn't want to have one, and didn't want to do stupid boys stuff. i even forgot a lot of that stuff until my mom told me that i used to dress up with her clothes and jewelry in front of the mirror. i remember having nightmares about mustaches. this is true. i had this nightmare that i couldn't shave off a mustache. i was horrified that this hair will grow on my face over and over again, lol. i guess that my face looks very teenlike and androginous fits that, and i used to get called out as a kid for looking like a girl. another crazy thing someone said to me when i was way older, but way before queers could be open in skateboarding, was that i look and dress like a dyke lesbian. i kind of thought that was a cool compliment because i was always cool with them, haha. nowadays if i was a kid i could imagine myself growing up non-binary, but seeing myself now, i'm content with being cis male. i'd always do stuff like paint my nails or something anyway if i wanted and i reached a point where friends wouldn't even think this says anything about my sexuality. i was just the dude that did stuff like that.

blablabla, i didn't have remotely any of all yall problems since all these things combined make it pretty easy for someone like me to fly under the radar and never have to confront myself with it and i managed to joke away any gnarlyness so far and publicly i'm just a cis male weirdo loner dude. but if we ever skate together and you get hassled i got your back is what i want to say. rise up queers!
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: GMB on December 04, 2020, 06:46:04 AM
This thread is so awesome! Brazilian here!  Im very happy that skate scene is changing and people including me can express their sexuality and particularities and be open about our selfs, because for a long time I tried to avoid this part of my sexuality! Im a what you can call heteroflex/bi guy (dont know if its the right term) altought I didnt have many experiences but we all must do our best to make the lgbtqi+ community feel safe and comfortable in any space, including the skate scene and spots!  Shout out to the whole lgbtqi+ community, you rock!
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: imposter on December 04, 2020, 06:55:09 AM

or how there has had some of the best board graphics in over 10 years

quasi? real? anti hero? krooked? fa? hockey?
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: funeral_tuxedo on December 04, 2020, 10:34:02 AM
I'm a cis straight male but I wanted to reverberate what @professional said. Shouts to all of you living your truth and fuck anyone that has a problem with it.

This. Plus I wanted to ask if any of you have ideas about how myself and others can do more to be allies and support LGBTQ+ individuals and communities? XOXO
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: FrozenIndustries on December 04, 2020, 10:56:25 AM
Cis straight male, just here to listen and show my support. If anyone of you are in Philly and need someone to skate some curbs with, hit me up!
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: life is a hell ride on December 04, 2020, 12:30:55 PM
Cis straight male, just here to listen and show my support. If anyone of you are in Philly and need someone to skate some curbs with, hit me up!


^^

x2.
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: heckler on December 04, 2020, 12:32:12 PM
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Cis straight male, just here to listen and show my support. If anyone of you are in Philly NYC and need someone to skate some curbs with, hit me up!
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^^

x2.
Thirded.
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: jgonzalez on December 04, 2020, 12:50:06 PM
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or how there has had some of the best board graphics in over 10 years

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quasi? real? anti hero? krooked? fa? hockey?

Yep. Those brands have good graphics also lol.

Rockridge curbs are great. Idk what Iíd label myself as but I like the diversity and I like seeing all skill levels having fun. Makes me feel more comfortable at spots.  Shout out to all the poc also

Iím trying to get more of my queer friends to sk8 with me so seeing queer people come together and media being produced is cool. I Can send friends videos and pics of decks that might pique their interest to come skate or just mess around on a board. Itís also cool that brands like glue and there are on friendsí radar that donít skate so I can talk skateboart with them and they can see not all skaters are meat heads
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: Hoeboi on December 04, 2020, 06:55:12 PM
straight white male here. i applaud all you they and thems for standing up for skate culture. I'm a straight male and like pussy. I'm still coming to grips with the gay lesbian transexual stuff. ive done many a sex change in my younger years but never went all the way you can say. im trying to learn more about your culture though. biggity ups y'all
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: Telly on December 04, 2020, 07:20:43 PM
There is nothing better than a room full of people who donít fit in.  Whether you want to meet people or just hang alone, best of both worlds. 
I just dropped in to get the gist of the convo And will go back to read up but he/him.
Also a question, Iím terrible with names and also pretty bad at remembering gender identities** that might defy what tradition had taught us so now I remember names way better because I find that a concrete way to call out the owner of the old ass spaghetti in the fridge.
Thatís not to say that those identities are not to be respected.  They totally are, so rather than say ďhis Kickflips is so goodĒ I would say ďleoís kickflips is so goodĒ because I wouldnít want to get that wrong.*

So the question is am I over or under thinking this?

*in my head I was imagining leo baker and I donít really know what tricks leo baker actually does.  But that is another example.  I donít actually know what Leoís pronouns are, and I could have googled it(yes?) but that is how I would rolled without knowing concretely. 
**when made known to me.  Obviously Iím a dumbass white 40 something without instagram but I have an open heart, raised by a lesbian, so if this post seemed in jest or less than sincere I apologize it definitely is, and is without hate or prejudice. 

Edit 2. In the kickflips example I was speaking as as if I was talking to my friends and was pretty sure I read that was Leoís pronoun.   The star is how I would speak when it was absolutely important for my message not to be lost in identifying someone incorrectly or being thought of as disrespectful
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: hotstudios_on_youtube on December 04, 2020, 07:51:51 PM
hi lmk if you're in toronto I wanna film !

loving this thread
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: Mongoloid on December 04, 2020, 08:03:04 PM
Queer/bi-guy/heteroflex/poly checking in here.
Havenít been posting as much lately due to really focusing on my mental health and other big projects.
But I love to see threads like this!
Love my slap fam!
All of this support all around is so important!

Get well soon man! Iím looking forward to more clips of your skating!
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: Dooky-shoes on December 04, 2020, 08:52:11 PM
Funny how skateboarding is so exclusive yet totally open to individuality.
Real recognize real.
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: theblandest on December 04, 2020, 08:53:26 PM
Stoked for everyone in this thread.

Straight white male, full disclosure.

This morning, I met a trans woman at the skatepark in the early part of the day. She started school in Fall 2019 and prefers to skate early to avoid crowds. I thought she meant to be at less risk of covid infection like I was, but she told me that she had a poor experience with some of the local kids when she first moved here. Figured a college town would be more open-minded, but it is smack in the middle of Trump-fields Ohio. Anyway, the session was great and I made a new friend. I'm hoping the weather holds out for Sunday because we're supposed to meet up at our local DIY. I'm hoping more LBGTQIA and ally skaters pop up soon in my area. If you're in NW Ohio and SE MI let me know! Hunter, I hope you get to read this. Thank you for the awesome session this morning!

   
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: Control on December 04, 2020, 10:56:27 PM
41yo gay guy in Texas. Skating 30 years. Long time lurker, but stoked on this thread. Gonna vent a little:

Even with the macho setting, skating was always my safe space, especially growing up in the 90s. I lived in MD/DC which at the time was a melting pot of emerging scenesóFugazi and post hardcore, DC Go-go, ravers, Baltimore club.. so much shit was happening. Golden-era spots like Pulaski, Landsdowne, Towson courthouse were just being born. Those scenes brought all walks of life together and skaters were a common thread through all of it.

I wasn't out then, but skating's status as the underdog pulled me in. I knew I was "other" and if I had to pick a group to identify with, skaters had the most open minds at the time. At least in the MD/VA/DC scene, the cliche was true: "it didn't matter who you wereóif you skated, you were in."

The whole time I knew the industry (and the world at large) wouldn't be ready for anything gay anytime soon, no matter how good of a skater I was. We're talking before "Will'n'Grace", before any representation anywhere besides the art and DIY music scene. But I knew there were other gay skaters. And it was really cold knowing I'd never meet them. My life moved on, and I came out in 2004. And like I knew it would, my close skate community (in Texas of all places) did not turn their backs.

The young queer kids today making things happen, they're making that dream come true for me and countless others. It feels like those early days when the joy of fucking skating itselfónot stacking clipsódrove us all to unite and roam the streets together.

Shout out to Jarrett Berry, Kunle IRAK, Sam McGuire and Yann Horoblitz for being beacons of what was to come. And thank you BA, fucking ARIN, There, Unity and Glue for pushing us forward.
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: Sila on December 05, 2020, 01:48:37 AM
This is the coolest thread ever
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: MOE SYZLAK on December 05, 2020, 03:08:20 AM
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Queer/bi-guy/heteroflex/poly checking in here.
Havenít been posting as much lately due to really focusing on my mental health and other big projects.
But I love to see threads like this!
Love my slap fam!
All of this support all around is so important!
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Get well soon man! Iím looking forward to more clips of your skating!
@mongloid ill throw some catch up clips just for you over in the ďpost yourself skating threadĒ
Thanks for the encouragement!
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: squippy on December 05, 2020, 03:59:57 AM
Conservative Straight Male here who just wants to say we (conservatives) all support LBGTQ rights and the community at large. I sometimes get bummed @ some of the stereotyping that goes on here about people with a certain political affiliation and want to set the record straight. Live your best life, and be good to people. Karma takes care of the rest.
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: Grind King Rims on December 05, 2020, 04:14:11 AM
41yo gay guy in Texas. Skating 30 years. Long time lurker, but stoked on this thread. Gonna vent a little:

Even with the macho setting, skating was always my safe space, especially growing up in the 90s. I lived in MD/DC which at the time was a melting pot of emerging scenesóFugazi and post hardcore, DC Go-go, ravers, Baltimore club.. so much shit was happening. Golden-era spots like Pulaski, Landsdowne, Towson courthouse were just being born. Those scenes brought all walks of life together and skaters were a common thread through all of it.

I wasn't out then, but skating's status as the underdog pulled me in. I knew I was "other" and if I had to pick a group to identify with, skaters had the most open minds at the time. At least in the MD/VA/DC scene, the cliche was true: "it didn't matter who you wereóif you skated, you were in."

The whole time I knew the industry (and the world at large) wouldn't be ready for anything gay anytime soon, no matter how good of a skater I was. We're talking before "Will'n'Grace", before any representation anywhere besides the art and DIY music scene. But I knew there were other gay skaters. And it was really cold knowing I'd never meet them. My life moved on, and I came out in 2004. And like I knew it would, my close skate community (in Texas of all places) did not turn their backs.

The young queer kids today making things happen, they're making that dream come true for me and countless others. It feels like those early days when the joy of fucking skating itselfónot stacking clipsódrove us all to unite and roam the streets together.

Shout out to Jarrett Berry, Kunle IRAK, Sam McGuire and Yann Horoblitz for being beacons of what was to come. And thank you BA, fucking ARIN, There, Unity and Glue for pushing us forward.

I sometimes forget that fucking Will and Grace of all shows had a genuine cultural impact.
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: JANUS on December 05, 2020, 07:51:33 AM
I brought refreshments.
(https://www.roastycoffee.com/wp-content/uploads/breakfast-1209223_1920.jpg)
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: BroBruhBra on December 05, 2020, 08:04:24 AM
Anyone ever go on the Conservative Subreddit? I've been checking it out because I want to see their thoughts on the alleged election fraud. Anyhow, I've come to learn that they're OBSESSED with Transgender people. It's not uncommon to see a post about TG people on their page in support of the idea that being TG means you have a mental disorder, and the comments are hateful as fuck. It's so strange, and the concentration of it leads me to believe that a lot of their browsing histories probably have some fabulous pictures of my sisters, haha.

At this point I think the Republicans should be considered a hate group. Roger Stone once said candidly in an interview that you can inspire people with hate more than love, and that's what they do. It's so obvious to me that politics is more about herding people than solving problems, and it kind of kills me that these people are so susceptible to propaganda and are entirely unwilling to read other viewpoints or ideas to compare and contrast and learn from.

I'm probably preaching to the choir, but jesus fucking Christ.....
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: Vomit Lust on December 05, 2020, 09:26:52 AM
Anyone ever go on the Conservative Subreddit? I've been checking it out because I want to see their thoughts on the alleged election fraud. Anyhow, I've come to learn that they're OBSESSED with Transgender people. It's not uncommon to see a post about TG people on their page in support of the idea that being TG means you have a mental disorder, and the comments are hateful as fuck. It's so strange, and the concentration of it leads me to believe that a lot of their browsing histories probably have some fabulous pictures of my sisters, haha.

At this point I think the Republicans should be considered a hate group. Roger Stone once said candidly in an interview that you can inspire people with hate more than love, and that's what they do. It's so obvious to me that politics is more about herding people than solving problems, and it kind of kills me that these people are so susceptible to propaganda and are entirely unwilling to read other viewpoints or ideas to compare and contrast and learn from.

I'm probably preaching to the choir, but jesus fucking Christ.....

Allís I can say is, the greatest lesson Iíve learned in my 44 years of life is that itís ok to not understand someone else, to be comfortable saying ďI donít know.Ē Maybe Iím not the ally thatís needed, but when I hear someone talking about gender fluidity or a similar concept I canít wrap my head around as a straight white dude, itís better to just ask ďwhat can I do to helpĒ instead of trying to make someone explain their existence to me. Big love to everybody helping instead of hurting.
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: BroBruhBra on December 05, 2020, 09:38:14 AM
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Anyone ever go on the Conservative Subreddit? I've been checking it out because I want to see their thoughts on the alleged election fraud. Anyhow, I've come to learn that they're OBSESSED with Transgender people. It's not uncommon to see a post about TG people on their page in support of the idea that being TG means you have a mental disorder, and the comments are hateful as fuck. It's so strange, and the concentration of it leads me to believe that a lot of their browsing histories probably have some fabulous pictures of my sisters, haha.

At this point I think the Republicans should be considered a hate group. Roger Stone once said candidly in an interview that you can inspire people with hate more than love, and that's what they do. It's so obvious to me that politics is more about herding people than solving problems, and it kind of kills me that these people are so susceptible to propaganda and are entirely unwilling to read other viewpoints or ideas to compare and contrast and learn from.

I'm probably preaching to the choir, but jesus fucking Christ.....
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Allís I can say is, the greatest lesson Iíve learned in my 44 years of life is that itís ok to not understand someone else, to be comfortable saying ďI donít know.Ē Maybe Iím not the ally thatís needed, but when I hear someone talking about gender fluidity or a similar concept I canít wrap my head around as a straight white dude, itís better to just ask ďwhat can I do to helpĒ instead of trying to make someone explain their existence to me. Big love to everybody helping instead of hurting.

Totally healthy. Something that has been coming up a lot lately across all sorts of media sources is that it's ok to disagree. Not everything I life is a team sport, win or lose, I'm right you're wrong kind of thing. I just can't back the aggression behind any of this, and with the Republicans this attitude of hate is far from exclusive to one party.
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: listentoaheartbeat on December 05, 2020, 11:03:13 AM
Conservative Straight Male here who just wants to say we (conservatives) all support LBGTQ rights and the community at large. I sometimes get bummed @ some of the stereotyping that goes on here about people with a certain political affiliation and want to set the record straight. Live your best life, and be good to people. Karma takes care of the rest.

Conservative family values and resulting policies are deeply homophobic and transphobic so I am afraid karma will not play out in your favor. You are a long way from setting the record queer.
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: BroBruhBra on December 05, 2020, 11:16:53 AM
I want to refine my thought a bit about disagreeing.... I don't think it's right to tell anyone how to think. And unfortunately, if you think terrible things you have the right to. However, the expression and actions that may follow are what need to be curbed if they're outwardly harmful. Just how I don't want people to say mean things about trans culture, I need to respect that I can't shit on someone for saying that they don't understand it. I struggle with this with one of my parents, who is trying, and I'm lucky that they want to have the conversation and learn. However, they do not get it. Despite that we still get together and talk whenever we can and have fun with each other. I just wish that other people who felt like that were willing to be ok with not understanding and being open.
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: Grind King Rims on December 05, 2020, 11:17:15 AM
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Conservative Straight Male here who just wants to say we (conservatives) all support LBGTQ rights and the community at large. I sometimes get bummed @ some of the stereotyping that goes on here about people with a certain political affiliation and want to set the record straight. Live your best life, and be good to people. Karma takes care of the rest.
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Conservative family values and resulting policies are deeply homophobic and transphobic so I am afraid karma will not play out in your favor. You are a long way from setting the record queer.

I really like your avatar
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: Mongoloid on December 05, 2020, 11:36:39 AM
Anyone ever go on the Conservative Subreddit? I've been checking it out because I want to see their thoughts on the alleged election fraud. Anyhow, I've come to learn that they're OBSESSED with Transgender people. It's not uncommon to see a post about TG people on their page in support of the idea that being TG means you have a mental disorder, and the comments are hateful as fuck. It's so strange, and the concentration of it leads me to believe that a lot of their browsing histories probably have some fabulous pictures of my sisters, haha.

At this point I think the Republicans should be considered a hate group. Roger Stone once said candidly in an interview that you can inspire people with hate more than love, and that's what they do. It's so obvious to me that politics is more about herding people than solving problems, and it kind of kills me that these people are so susceptible to propaganda and are entirely unwilling to read other viewpoints or ideas to compare and contrast and learn from.

I'm probably preaching to the choir, but jesus fucking Christ.....

Thatís one of the places I go when I wanna see exactly what an alternate reality looks like.

Itís also strange how so many people support a party that offers literally no concessions to those that vote for it, and actively hurts them directly.
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: BroBruhBra on December 05, 2020, 11:40:24 AM
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Anyone ever go on the Conservative Subreddit? I've been checking it out because I want to see their thoughts on the alleged election fraud. Anyhow, I've come to learn that they're OBSESSED with Transgender people. It's not uncommon to see a post about TG people on their page in support of the idea that being TG means you have a mental disorder, and the comments are hateful as fuck. It's so strange, and the concentration of it leads me to believe that a lot of their browsing histories probably have some fabulous pictures of my sisters, haha.

At this point I think the Republicans should be considered a hate group. Roger Stone once said candidly in an interview that you can inspire people with hate more than love, and that's what they do. It's so obvious to me that politics is more about herding people than solving problems, and it kind of kills me that these people are so susceptible to propaganda and are entirely unwilling to read other viewpoints or ideas to compare and contrast and learn from.

I'm probably preaching to the choir, but jesus fucking Christ.....
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Thatís one of the places I go when I wanna see exactly what an alternate reality looks like.

Itís also strange how so many people support a party that offers literally no concessions to those that vote for it, and actively hurts them directly.

My father is pretty sound when it comes to his political commentary, and I'll never forget him saying that the people who voted for Trump would be hurt most by him.
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: listentoaheartbeat on December 05, 2020, 12:09:49 PM
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Conservative Straight Male here who just wants to say we (conservatives) all support LBGTQ rights and the community at large. I sometimes get bummed @ some of the stereotyping that goes on here about people with a certain political affiliation and want to set the record straight. Live your best life, and be good to people. Karma takes care of the rest.
[close]

Conservative family values and resulting policies are deeply homophobic and transphobic so I am afraid karma will not play out in your favor. You are a long way from setting the record queer.
[close]

I really like your avatar

Cheers! Itís an instruction piece by Yoko Ono. Published, among many others, in her book Grapefruit.
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: Mongoloid on December 05, 2020, 12:10:29 PM
@BroBruhBra

Your father is 100% correct, but as long as itís hurting the other side then they feel as though theyíre ďwinningĒ.

The truth is that we all want the same things out of life. Others want that with a side of denying others those same rights.

I should add that I as a straight white male am not really the most masculine individual. I donít fit the emotional stereotypes that come with being a ďmanĒ, and I often donít connect with those that do. Whenever I go out to shows, or wherever I find myself, I often end up meeting and connecting with members of the gay community. My best friend right now is a lesbian girl I skate with, and I really genuinely love her in a very deep meaningful way.

I hope if I should ever have the privilege of meeting any of you through the medium of skating, that I project that of an individual with an open heart, and I can make you feel safe in my company.
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: BroBruhBra on December 05, 2020, 12:12:50 PM
@BroBruhBra

Your father is 100% correct, but as long as itís hurting the other side then they feel as though theyíre ďwinningĒ.

The truth is that we all want the same things out of life. Others want that with a side of denying others those same rights.

I should add that I as a straight white male am not really the most masculine individual. I donít fit the emotional stereotypes that come with being a ďmanĒ, and I often donít connect with those that do. Whenever I go out to shows, or wherever I find myself, I often end up meeting and connecting with members of the gay community. My best friend right now is a lesbian girl I skate with, and I really genuinely love her in a very deep meaningful way.

I hope if I should ever have the privilege of meeting any of you through the medium of skating, that I project that of an individual with an open heart, and I can make you feel safe in my company.

You are a kind and beautiful soul and I'm sure you would exude all of that without a single word <3
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: Mongoloid on December 05, 2020, 12:16:28 PM
@BroBruhBra

Thank you, thatís very kind and sweet! <3
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: Tireeedd on December 05, 2020, 12:18:45 PM
Madison, WI bi skater dude checking in

I am not very good at skating but some of my friends are very good at skating

Marbie is my homegirl/roommate, trying to get things done with the last who knows number of days of okay weather

Hiii Preston!!! I'm friends with Lyle and Goblin + know Jeffery from when he lived in San Diego
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: Baby on Board on December 05, 2020, 12:21:57 PM
Closeted bi male here; In a very stable wonderful relationship with a beautiful woman. Iím open with few besides her. However;

I love all of you in here and you all fucking matter. Really amazing to see how many gays and gals use this place as an outlet. Living in the southern United States is a fucking trip right now and all of this localized hate is ridiculous. Canít wait until we can all just transcend into a new way of thinking, where we let people be people and mind our own business.

Anyway Iím stoned and ranting.

Love you all <3333
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: life is a hell ride on December 05, 2020, 03:01:12 PM
@BroBruhBra

Your father is 100% correct, but as long as itís hurting the other side then they feel as though theyíre ďwinningĒ.

The truth is that we all want the same things out of life. Others want that with a side of denying others those same rights.

I should add that I as a straight white male am not really the most masculine individual. I donít fit the emotional stereotypes that come with being a ďmanĒ, and I often donít connect with those that do. Whenever I go out to shows, or wherever I find myself, I often end up meeting and connecting with members of the gay community. My best friend right now is a lesbian girl I skate with, and I really genuinely love her in a very deep meaningful way.

I hope if I should ever have the privilege of meeting any of you through the medium of skating, that I project that of an individual with an open heart, and I can make you feel safe in my company.

i feel this. big up
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: Panettone on December 05, 2020, 03:22:58 PM
I brought refreshments.
(https://www.roastycoffee.com/wp-content/uploads/breakfast-1209223_1920.jpg)

What is the brown object between the coffee ?
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: Grind King Rims on December 06, 2020, 01:08:42 AM
Oh that's a table. Sometimes, but not all the time, we use it with things to put.
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: Grind King Rims on December 06, 2020, 01:09:29 AM
Nah, only messing. That's most definitely an American doughnut. Maybe un-flavoured, maybe cinnamon.
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: Panettone on December 06, 2020, 01:26:36 AM
Nah, only messing. That's most definitely an American doughnut. Maybe un-flavoured, maybe cinnamon.

Thank you
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: otherside on December 08, 2020, 07:28:11 AM
Iíll add my 2p worth. 40 something gay man in the UK here, still occasionally push around on a skateboard for a bit when my creaking joints can handle it, then when I canít get any tricks back I usually give up and go to the pub.

Like others I grew up as a teenager feeling like I was literally the only queer person wasting their life on a skateboard, so the increased visibility of queers in skateboarding in recent years has been pretty amazing to see. Iím of an age where Iím long past needing queer skate crews and the like to feel ok about myself but thereís a lot of kids out there trying to figure themselves who Iím sure see the visibility of crews like Unity is an absolute lifeline; so more power to them.

I would push back a bit about the idea of token LGBT+ people on more general skate companies as opposed to dedicated queer skate companies - Iím old enough to remember companies like AntiHero being the last people I ever expected to be really supporting of queer folk within skating. The sort of kids that obsessed over those companies when we were all teenagers where the ones most likely to say casually homophobic bullshit, and were the ones I ended up having the most awkward conversations where they tried to apologise after I came out. All these years later seeing companies like Antihero supporting LGBT+ skaters was genuinely encouraging to middle aged folks like me.
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: Miller92 on December 08, 2020, 08:10:21 AM
I grew up with a dad who was a successful high school football coach and knew that's what my dad wanted me to get into as a young kid.  There was a palpable expectation in my family.  I was always athletic and always played sports but knew from a VERY young age that I was gay af and certainly different than my peers internally. I particularly LOATHED authority and direction from anyone and everyone. (That kind of personality trait doesn't translate well to organized sports...)

I moved towns at age 10 and bought a skateboard after seeing Ryan Sheckler win the x games that summer at the ripe age of 13.  I was simply inspired.  From there it opened doors to skate videos, Thrasher mag, skateboardrumors.com, etc.

Like someone said earlier in the thread, I knew that no one would be cool with me being gay, my family included...but I also knew that skateboarding offered an "otherness" where I could listen to weird music, wear wild clothes, and focus my attention on something that wasn't what was being "forced" on me or expected of me. It was a space where I could have SOME semblance of individuality in a culture where anyone outside the norm was a freak.

Sometimes I think I started skating for that very reason.  It was a place to focus all of my attention and frustration with my situation on MY terms.  No practices, games, coaches, expectations.  It was something that was solely mine.

I've been out for a while but am finally starting to come out to an entire skate scene in a big city and the response has been nothing but kindness and love.

I still hear some horrifically gay slurs and homophobic bullshit at the skatepark but tbh I know it's just something that will be there for only a few more years.  Shit is changing

It's an exciting time to be a skateboarder and to be honest and an even more exciting time to be gay. 

Love this thread so much.
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: otherside on December 08, 2020, 08:43:56 AM

I still hear some horrifically gay slurs and homophobic bullshit at the skatepark but tbh I know it's just something that will be there for only a few more years.  Shit is changing


This is the one thing I'm not so optimistic about. Things have changed, and will continue to get better in that regard. But, the reality is that skateboarding has always (and will continue to for a good while yet) revolved around adolescent boys. And adolescent boys are, objectively awful.

As an old man, my teenage years involved pretty much every kid I skated with either fantasising that they skated for Antihero or Menace. So admittedly it was a pretty bad time in terms of macho posturing and all the bullshit that comes with that, but being a teenage boy comes with so much anxiety about fitting that I think there will always be a whole world of stupid stuff that people have to deal with.

From this vantage point I can look back at how we all were as teenagers and see it as something that generally everyone grew out of. I'm still friends with most of the people I skated with then, and 20 years later the dudes who desperately tried to act like they were James Kelch or whoever have grown into lovely adults who dutifully post on social media in support of gay rights, and buy their kids feminist children's books. But they sure as hell weren't like that when we were all 16 years old.
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: Miller92 on December 08, 2020, 10:00:17 AM
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I still hear some horrifically gay slurs and homophobic bullshit at the skatepark but tbh I know it's just something that will be there for only a few more years.  Shit is changing

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This is the one thing I'm not so optimistic about. Things have changed, and will continue to get better in that regard. But, the reality is that skateboarding has always (and will continue to for a good while yet) revolved around adolescent boys. And adolescent boys are, objectively awful.

As an old man, my teenage years involved pretty much every kid I skated with either fantasising that they skated for Antihero or Menace. So admittedly it was a pretty bad time in terms of macho posturing and all the bullshit that comes with that, but being a teenage boy comes with so much anxiety about fitting that I think there will always be a whole world of stupid stuff that people have to deal with.

From this vantage point I can look back at how we all were as teenagers and see it as something that generally everyone grew out of. I'm still friends with most of the people I skated with then, and 20 years later the dudes who desperately tried to act like they were James Kelch or whoever have grown into lovely adults who dutifully post on social media in support of gay rights, and buy their kids feminist children's books. But they sure as hell weren't like that when we were all 16 years old.

I understand your skepticism but if you look gen z kids on tik tok, insta, etc. LGBT acceptance is really really embraced.  Your point about it being inherently within teenage boys to distance themselves from "gayness" or "softness" and other unsavory teenage boy social behavior could truly always be there.  But I think the degree at which this distancing happens is really getting smaller with Gen Z and younger.
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: otherside on December 09, 2020, 01:38:40 AM

I understand your skepticism but if you look gen z kids on tik tok, insta, etc. LGBT acceptance is really really embraced.  Your point about it being inherently within teenage boys to distance themselves from "gayness" or "softness" and other unsavory teenage boy social behavior could truly always be there.  But I think the degree at which this distancing happens is really getting smaller with Gen Z and younger.



Yeah you're right, it's definitely moving in a positive direction, and I hope history proves me to be completely unfounded in my skepticism. I just work of the assumption that adolescent boys will always be complete dickheads. I was a total dick at that age, and I'm convinced that generations after me will carry on that tradition...
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: Moses Clopton on December 28, 2020, 01:38:07 PM
who's everyone particularly stoked on right now? I think Akobi that person associated with the Melodi crew or whatever is fuckin sick, their insta is banging
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: jgonzalez on December 28, 2020, 10:28:43 PM
Iím excited for the there video.
I wonder whoís gonna have full parts

Marbies podcast interview was pretty cool. Didnít know much about her before I listened
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: GAYBUTCANTHEELFLIP on December 28, 2020, 11:07:17 PM
Bay Area Gay skater boy sayin hi! Been lurking slap for years, hyped to see more threads like this popping up.
Always looking for queers to skate with in the bay too!
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: urbneathme on December 28, 2020, 11:12:04 PM
Iím excited for the there video.
I wonder whoís gonna have full parts

Marbies podcast interview was pretty cool. Didnít know much about her before I listened
what podcast? i'd really like to hear that
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: Frank on December 28, 2020, 11:54:37 PM
who's everyone particularly stoked on right now? I think Akobi that person associated with the Melodi crew or whatever is fuckin sick, their insta is banging

akobi is super sick, great style. looking forward to all their footage.
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: jgonzalez on December 29, 2020, 04:21:04 PM
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Iím excited for the there video.
I wonder whoís gonna have full parts

Marbies podcast interview was pretty cool. Didnít know much about her before I listened
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what podcast? i'd really like to hear that

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/vent-city/id1458209339?i=1000502958645

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Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: UselessAsshole on May 31, 2021, 11:33:57 PM
I'm hammered and don't know how I ended up in this thread, but it's beautiful, you're all beautiful and I love y'all.

I'm a cis hetero white guy, but just wanted to shout out Cream City in Milwaukee for their safe skate sessions and the fem/LGBTQ+(sorry if I didn't phrase this right) contest they've been holding at Wilson skatepark in Chicago (Marbie won the last one, it was rad).

My cousin came out as an asexual queer, I'm going to be honest I'm not sure what that means, but their dad is super religious so I try to support them any way I can, but mostly it just comes down to shooting the shit with 'em and listening what they have to say.   
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: RoaryMcTwang on June 01, 2021, 01:08:43 AM
I'm hammered and don't know how I ended up in this thread, but it's beautiful, you're all beautiful and I love y'all.

I'm a cis hetero white guy, but just wanted to shout out Cream City in Milwaukee for their safe skate sessions and the fem/LGBTQ+(sorry if I didn't phrase this right) contest they've been holding at Wilson skatepark in Chicago (Marbie won the last one, it was rad).

My cousin came out as an asexual queer, I'm going to be honest I'm not sure what that means, but their dad is super religious so I try to support them any way I can, but mostly it just comes down to shooting the shit with 'em and listening what they have to say.

This post made my day. Have a gnar. Much love to everyone!
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: Atiba Applebum on June 01, 2021, 04:12:58 AM
I'm hammered and don't know how I ended up in this thread, but it's beautiful, you're all beautiful and I love y'all.

I'm a cis hetero white guy, but just wanted to shout out Cream City in Milwaukee for their safe skate sessions and the fem/LGBTQ+(sorry if I didn't phrase this right) contest they've been holding at Wilson skatepark in Chicago (Marbie won the last one, it was rad).

My cousin came out as an asexual queer, I'm going to be honest I'm not sure what that means, but their dad is super religious so I try to support them any way I can, but mostly it just comes down to shooting the shit with 'em and listening what they have to say.

I havenít heard of ďasexual queerĒ either, but itís great people are able to find the vocabulary in this day and age to be able to describe who they with a satisfying accuracy.  Also, will forever be jealous that asexual folk refer to themselves as ďacesĒ.  Thatís too damn cool (and always makes me teehee when Ace trucks are mentioned)
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: Atiba Applebum on June 01, 2021, 06:25:29 AM
Theres few things less important or relevant to skateboarding than what a person does with their dick ass mouth tiddies, elbows or feelings to another person or peoples.

If i saw a thread that said straight skaters talking about straight stuff id open it, laugh, comment how dumb this is and move on. These are more or less my thoughts on this thread.

We all know this person is an idiot.  No one here (and likely anywhere) has asked them to weigh in on this or any topic.  Can we collectively ignore this dumb take so we donít clog the topic with arguing and thus repeating his words?
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: TheCrimsonShroud on June 01, 2021, 06:46:00 AM
We all know this person is an idiot.  No one here (and likely anywhere) has asked them to weigh in on this or any topic.  Can we collectively ignore this dumb take so we donít clog the topic with arguing and thus repeating his words?

Sure can! I was gonna quote it and strike it out but decided it wasnít worth the pixels.

Happy Pride Month to all my LGBTQ+ homies. Iím fairly happily married but have had the epiphany recently that Iím not exactly straight. Donít really bother with labels, but I at the very least consider myself an ally and I love the idea of a Queer Slap thread.
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: atheosx on June 01, 2021, 06:51:25 AM
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Theres few things less important or relevant to skateboarding than what a person does with their dick ass mouth tiddies, elbows or feelings to another person or peoples.

If i saw a thread that said straight skaters talking about straight stuff id open it, laugh, comment how dumb this is and move on. These are more or less my thoughts on this thread.
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We all know this person is an idiot.  No one here (and likely anywhere) has asked them to weigh in on this or any topic.  Can we collectively ignore this dumb take so we donít clog the topic with arguing and thus repeating his words?

Consider my dumb take a preview hopefully on peoples feelings to someones sexuality in the coming years. Im hoping to get to this stage as fast as possible.

Oh your gay... *shrugs*. So anyways we skatin or wat.
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: Miller92 on June 01, 2021, 07:10:38 AM
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Theres few things less important or relevant to skateboarding than what a person does with their dick ass mouth tiddies, elbows or feelings to another person or peoples.

If i saw a thread that said straight skaters talking about straight stuff id open it, laugh, comment how dumb this is and move on. These are more or less my thoughts on this thread.
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We all know this person is an idiot.  No one here (and likely anywhere) has asked them to weigh in on this or any topic.  Can we collectively ignore this dumb take so we donít clog the topic with arguing and thus repeating his words?
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Consider my dumb take a preview hopefully on peoples feelings to someones sexuality in the coming years. Im hoping to get to this stage as fast as possible.

Oh your gay... *shrugs*. So anyways we skatin or wat.

spoken like a true straight person
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: JANUS on June 01, 2021, 07:15:40 AM
Happy pride month, yíall!
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: fredgallSOTY on June 01, 2021, 08:50:41 AM
Happy pride month, yíall!
thanks G!
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: Lou Strux on June 01, 2021, 09:17:43 AM
Nobody asked me to weigh in, but Iím gonna speak to @atheosx for a sec...
While your second point was a lovely & optimistic take,
Consider my dumb take a preview hopefully on peoples feelings to someones sexuality in the coming years. Im hoping to get to this stage as fast as possible.

Oh your gay... *shrugs*. So anyways we skatin or wat.
it bears noting that it is this casually dismissive attitude of your initial post that actually necessitates a thread like this.
Theres few things less important or relevant to skateboarding than what a person does with their dick ass mouth tiddies, elbows or feelings to another person or peoples.

If i saw a thread that said straight skaters talking about straight stuff id open it, laugh, comment how dumb this is and move on. These are more or less my thoughts on this thread.
Kindly consider that everybody has different experiences & these so called ďsafe spacesĒ are valuable to a good bunch of our friends on here.
I want to believe that you are coming from a very sincere & genuine, if not uninformed position.
I hope your vision becomes reality, but remember that it is on ALL OF US to ensure that it does.
Shalom.

And happy, happy to all the homies for Pride Month.

 
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: cilantro on June 01, 2021, 09:25:30 AM
when I was growing up skating I used to watch my clips and think I was pretty damn gay. Now I see the kids coming up now and goddamn theyíre gay as hell
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: Spunkchild on June 01, 2021, 09:34:47 AM
Just came out to a big group of my skate homies before a trip, so nervous about it but a step in the right direction.

Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: ramplocal on June 01, 2021, 10:37:35 AM
Just came out to a big group of my skate homies before a trip, so nervous about it but a step in the right direction.
Congrats man! This has me stoked. Sounds like you have a good support system with your friends☺
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: Frank on June 01, 2021, 10:51:29 AM
Just came out to a big group of my skate homies before a trip, so nervous about it but a step in the right direction.

sincere congrats, pretty big move
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: ihatejulio on June 01, 2021, 10:56:25 AM
Just came out to a big group of my skate homies before a trip, so nervous about it but a step in the right direction.

Proud of you <3
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: Spunkchild on June 01, 2021, 11:10:19 AM
One of my good skate friends came out to me last night, I was in the closet to pretty much only my skater pals , and when she messaged me and said she was using new pronouns I was just so stoked and inspired that I had to just bite the bullet and tell the homies.

I do have a really good support group with some awesome people, but theres also been beef and random tiffs that tends to occur when your in a big crew of young people, so I definitely have some anxieties about it but it feels good.

No fear skate co please put on a trans/queer/gay skater




Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: fs1/2cab on June 01, 2021, 11:14:42 AM
Boring white hetero male from Berlin checking in.
I don't care what you consider yourself, if you have fun at skating and don't take yourself too serious I am down for a session.

I have all your backs and ya all are very strong and brave.
Much love.
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: fakie nollie on June 01, 2021, 11:52:54 AM
Just came out to a big group of my skate homies before a trip, so nervous about it but a step in the right direction.

Major, major congrats
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: PrettyRicki on June 01, 2021, 01:07:40 PM
Happy pride month to all the LGBTQ+ skaters out there. Make sure to show respect and support to any homies that come out this month. 8)
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: Slugboi22 on June 01, 2021, 03:29:52 PM
Happy pride to all my fellow queer skaters. As a pansexual in a straight presenting relationship I just wanted to say that even if you are in a hetero relationship you are still valid in regards to your queerness. keep rippin and donít trip on the assholes that tell you otherwise. :)
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: DaleSr on June 01, 2021, 03:37:15 PM
Happy pride to all you guys, gals and non binary PALS. Doofus straight dude popping in to say you all rock and I've got your back. My homie is coming down from Portland this weekend and we're gonna go to some gay clubs together in West Hollywood so he can party his beautiful gay heart out. Love you guys, stay safe, strong and proud of who you are!
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: atheosx on June 01, 2021, 04:26:19 PM
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Theres few things less important or relevant to skateboarding than what a person does with their dick ass mouth tiddies, elbows or feelings to another person or peoples.

If i saw a thread that said straight skaters talking about straight stuff id open it, laugh, comment how dumb this is and move on. These are more or less my thoughts on this thread.
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We all know this person is an idiot.  No one here (and likely anywhere) has asked them to weigh in on this or any topic.  Can we collectively ignore this dumb take so we donít clog the topic with arguing and thus repeating his words?
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Consider my dumb take a preview hopefully on peoples feelings to someones sexuality in the coming years. Im hoping to get to this stage as fast as possible.

Oh your gay... *shrugs*. So anyways we skatin or wat.
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spoken like a true straight person

Sure arent.. &#129335;&#127995;‍♂️
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: Lukabrazi on June 01, 2021, 04:45:16 PM
CisHet Male here and want to send much love to all in this thread for Pride Month. Please continue living your truths and I really hope it will continue to get easier for this and future generations of LBGQT+ to be themselves and not have to live in fear of society, individuals or family. We must change the mindsets of the bigoted now. No more perpetuating intolerance .

if anyone wants to skate in Northwest Colorado , hit the messages!
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: TheCrimsonShroud on June 01, 2021, 05:04:33 PM
41yo gay guy in Texas. Skating 30 years. Long time lurker, but stoked on this thread. Gonna vent a little:

Even with the macho setting, skating was always my safe space, especially growing up in the 90s. I lived in MD/DC which at the time was a melting pot of emerging scenesóFugazi and post hardcore, DC Go-go, ravers, Baltimore club.. so much shit was happening. Golden-era spots like Pulaski, Landsdowne, Towson courthouse were just being born. Those scenes brought all walks of life together and skaters were a common thread through all of it.

I wasn't out then, but skating's status as the underdog pulled me in. I knew I was "other" and if I had to pick a group to identify with, skaters had the most open minds at the time. At least in the MD/VA/DC scene, the cliche was true: "it didn't matter who you wereóif you skated, you were in."

The whole time I knew the industry (and the world at large) wouldn't be ready for anything gay anytime soon, no matter how good of a skater I was. We're talking before "Will'n'Grace", before any representation anywhere besides the art and DIY music scene. But I knew there were other gay skaters. And it was really cold knowing I'd never meet them. My life moved on, and I came out in 2004. And like I knew it would, my close skate community (in Texas of all places) did not turn their backs.

The young queer kids today making things happen, they're making that dream come true for me and countless others. It feels like those early days when the joy of fucking skating itselfónot stacking clipsódrove us all to unite and roam the streets together.

Shout out to Jarrett Berry, Kunle IRAK, Sam McGuire and Yann Horoblitz for being beacons of what was to come. And thank you BA, fucking ARIN, There, Unity and Glue for pushing us forward.

Broooo. I was born in Towson. Grew up in Middle River/Rosedale, right off Pulaski. Congrats to you in finding yourself and big ups to my fellow Baltimoron.
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: baaaaaaguette on June 02, 2021, 02:00:50 AM
Iím not gay, but my best friend of over 20 years just came out recently. Our other friends, who have been in our circle for almost our whole lives donít even speak to him now, which is really fucking shitty and I was really shocked by that.  It is even making me reconsider my friendship with them now.  Sometimes it takes longer to see peopleís true colors I guess.  Heís still the same old dude Iíve known my whole life so I really donít see why itís a problem, and it shouldnít be to begin with.

He has a boyfriend now and heís really happy, probably the happiest Iíve ever seen him and Iím so stoked and proud of him for coming out and living his best life.  All this time I had no idea that he was struggling with his inner demons with this, and I wish he wouldíve told me sooner because I 100% wouldíve been there for him every step of the way. I understand why he didnít though because it was just different times back then. 

I never cared what his sexual orientation is, I just want him to continue being my best friend. Thatís all I care about.

wow those "friends" are horrible what the fuck.

I like glue but I wish they toned down the editing, their graphics are very nice and promoting queer skaters is beneficial for everyone. I'm completely straight so can't really contribute anything other than vocal support on this thread, skateboarding needs you guys!
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: baaaaaaguette on June 02, 2021, 02:05:01 AM
I'm hammered and don't know how I ended up in this thread, but it's beautiful, you're all beautiful and I love y'all.

I'm a cis hetero white guy, but just wanted to shout out Cream City in Milwaukee for their safe skate sessions and the fem/LGBTQ+(sorry if I didn't phrase this right) contest they've been holding at Wilson skatepark in Chicago (Marbie won the last one, it was rad).

My cousin came out as an asexual queer, I'm going to be honest I'm not sure what that means, but their dad is super religious so I try to support them any way I can, but mostly it just comes down to shooting the shit with 'em and listening what they have to say.

A friend who listens is the best kind of support out there.
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: Dong Juan on June 06, 2021, 10:33:28 PM
Two days ago I came out as a trans woman to my best friend. He's still my best friend. He is my fucking rock. Oh, I just came out as trans on Facebook... I've never felt so myself in my life.
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: Frank on June 07, 2021, 05:52:06 AM
Two days ago I came out as a trans woman to my best friend. He's still my best friend. He is my fucking rock. Oh, I just came out as trans on Facebook... I've never felt so myself in my life.

fucking sick, happy for you
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: Dong Juan on June 07, 2021, 08:15:04 AM
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Two days ago I came out as a trans woman to my best friend. He's still my best friend. He is my fucking rock. Oh, I just came out as trans on Facebook... I've never felt so myself in my life.
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fucking sick, happy for you


Thank you. I've been getting a lot of messages of support from family and friends. Quite a few "I kinda knew" comments. Apparently I wasn't passing as well as i thought I was &#128514;
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: PrettyRicki on June 07, 2021, 08:20:35 AM
Two days ago I came out as a trans woman to my best friend. He's still my best friend. He is my fucking rock. Oh, I just came out as trans on Facebook... I've never felt so myself in my life.

That's awesome! It's great to hear your friend is supportive.
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: DaleSr on June 07, 2021, 09:23:25 AM
Two days ago I came out as a trans woman to my best friend. He's still my best friend. He is my fucking rock. Oh, I just came out as trans on Facebook... I've never felt so myself in my life.

Hell yeah! You found yourself a lifelong homie right there. Congrats on coming out!
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: texascybergothic on June 07, 2021, 12:43:25 PM
Hi all! I'm a 23 year old non-binary transgender skateboarder from Texas. I been skating like the past 13 years and I've been out as trans for almost 5 years. I been lurking this forum since my teens but I just saw this thread and thought I'd make an account finally.

I'm currently resting and recuperating a partially torn ligament in my knee but I'm really optimistic about the future. It's been amazing to see more and more queer visibility in skating, it totally renewed my passion for it and I know I just wanna skate til I die.
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: jgonzalez on June 07, 2021, 06:11:08 PM
Hi all! I'm a 23 year old non-binary transgender skateboarder from Texas. I been skating like the past 13 years and I've been out as trans for almost 5 years. I been lurking this forum since my teens but I just saw this thread and thought I'd make an account finally.

I'm currently resting and recuperating a partially torn ligament in my knee but I'm really optimistic about the future. It's been amazing to see more and more queer visibility in skating, it totally renewed my passion for it and I know I just wanna skate til I die.

Welcum to slap! Nice to hear from you. Hope to see you out there shredding soon.

Good for you @Dong Juan we got your back too, glad you got a good friend also.
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: Uh Oh on June 08, 2021, 01:20:32 PM
I blow

First post in 5 years. Thanks for stopping by you knuckledragging butt birth.
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: Freelancevagrant on June 08, 2021, 03:16:29 PM
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Hi all! I'm a 23 year old non-binary transgender skateboarder from Texas. I been skating like the past 13 years and I've been out as trans for almost 5 years. I been lurking this forum since my teens but I just saw this thread and thought I'd make an account finally.

I'm currently resting and recuperating a partially torn ligament in my knee but I'm really optimistic about the future. It's been amazing to see more and more queer visibility in skating, it totally renewed my passion for it and I know I just wanna skate til I die.
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Welcum to slap! Nice to hear from you. Hope to see you out there shredding soon.

Good for you @Dong Juan we got your back too, glad you got a good friend also.

Hell yeah, welcome! If you ever find yourself down in Austin, give me a shout.

Also, donít let that fucking bozo scare you of. Weíre glad to have yíall.
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: RoaryMcTwang on June 08, 2021, 06:13:10 PM
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Hi all! I'm a 23 year old non-binary transgender skateboarder from Texas. I been skating like the past 13 years and I've been out as trans for almost 5 years. I been lurking this forum since my teens but I just saw this thread and thought I'd make an account finally.

I'm currently resting and recuperating a partially torn ligament in my knee but I'm really optimistic about the future. It's been amazing to see more and more queer visibility in skating, it totally renewed my passion for it and I know I just wanna skate til I die.
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Welcum to slap! Nice to hear from you. Hope to see you out there shredding soon.

Good for you @Dong Juan we got your back too, glad you got a good friend also.
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Hell yeah, welcome! If you ever find yourself down in Austin, give me a shout.

Also, donít let that fucking bozo scare you of. Weíre glad to have yíall.

Indeed. Welcome!
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: DaleSr on June 08, 2021, 07:20:30 PM
Hi all! I'm a 23 year old non-binary transgender skateboarder from Texas. I been skating like the past 13 years and I've been out as trans for almost 5 years. I been lurking this forum since my teens but I just saw this thread and thought I'd make an account finally.

I'm currently resting and recuperating a partially torn ligament in my knee but I'm really optimistic about the future. It's been amazing to see more and more queer visibility in skating, it totally renewed my passion for it and I know I just wanna skate til I die.

It sucks seeing just blatant homophobia still out in the open here, but he's definitely in the minority here. Glad to have you on the boards, you always got a homie in me. Hope your recovery goes well and you're back skating soon
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: Moses Clopton on June 09, 2021, 06:02:08 AM
to paraphrase my annual pride month facebook post: as a straight-passing bisexual dude I occasionally have opportunity to flex my sexuality at soft-ass homophobes in the skate scene and elsewhere in my life and I wish everyone had this gift. Tell a -phobe to eat shit this month, you deserve it.
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: Atiba Applebum on June 09, 2021, 06:07:32 AM
Donít quote (and please delete) the homophobic slurs.   
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: D10S on June 09, 2021, 08:28:08 AM
I'm trying to support Glue skateboards but can't seem to find any prod/merch, any ideas what's up with them?
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: Spunkchild on June 09, 2021, 08:42:36 AM
I'm trying to support Glue skateboards but can't seem to find any prod/merch, any ideas what's up with them?

https://www.instagram.com/p/CP03uOplo2O/

looks like stuff is dropping tomorrow?

Hi all! I'm a 23 year old non-binary transgender skateboarder from Texas. I been skating like the past 13 years and I've been out as trans for almost 5 years. I been lurking this forum since my teens but I just saw this thread and thought I'd make an account finally.

I'm currently resting and recuperating a partially torn ligament in my knee but I'm really optimistic about the future. It's been amazing to see more and more queer visibility in skating, it totally renewed my passion for it and I know I just wanna skate til I die.

good luck to your recovery! Five pages in and a lot of LGBTQI+ people on slap, maybe we should make a little clip...
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: ihatejulio on June 09, 2021, 09:11:41 AM
Donít quote (and please delete) the homophobic slurs.

@Lou Strux @DaleSr

Love you two but can y'all delete the posts quoting that homophobic piece of shit? Thank you.
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: DaleSr on June 09, 2021, 09:24:53 AM
All good, just deleted mine
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: Lou Strux on June 09, 2021, 09:40:14 AM
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Donít quote (and please delete) the homophobic slurs.
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@Lou Strux @DaleSr

Love you two but can y'all delete the posts quoting that homophobic piece of shit? Thank you.
For you, my friend, anything.
Consider it done.
My clap-back wasnít even funny anyway.
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: Miller92 on June 09, 2021, 10:02:43 AM
Would be very into a queer Slap video!
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: Atiba Applebum on June 09, 2021, 10:09:22 AM
Would be very into a queer Slap video!

ďGleaming the LBTQubeĒ





*obviously not intending to exclude anyone
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: jgonzalez on June 09, 2021, 11:58:12 AM
https://www.instagram.com/p/CP1tQFIpZXh/?utm_medium=copy_link

Events are back! Iím guessing other cities will have some events soon.
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: Miller92 on June 09, 2021, 12:25:20 PM
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Would be very into a queer Slap video!
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ďGleaming the LBTQubeĒ





*obviously not intending to exclude anyone

amazing!!
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: Nicky Tamzarian on June 09, 2021, 04:41:40 PM
coming out of a little hibernation to say I love you all& this world is ours!!!!!!! I'm pretty zapped on my SLAP fuel these days but god damnit I hope we all get to meet each other and have the best fucking skate of all time one day , until then fucking Do what makes you happy & know that you are Perfect just the way you are or want to be !!!!!!!!! fucking cheers everyone, XOXO
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: DaleSr on June 09, 2021, 04:45:40 PM
coming out of a little hibernation to say I love you all& this world is ours!!!!!!! I'm pretty zapped on my SLAP fuel these days but god damnit I hope we all get to meet each other and have the best fucking skate of all time one day , until then fucking Do what makes you happy & know that you are Perfect just the way you are or want to be !!!!!!!!! fucking cheers everyone, XOXO

Hell yeah, we've missed having you in here! But it's dope you're taking a break
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: Freelancevagrant on June 09, 2021, 04:55:57 PM
@Nicky Tamzarian out brightening everyoneís day! Ya love to see it. Come back when youíre feeling up for it, your presence is sorely missed!
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: Jud Nestorkins on June 10, 2021, 01:45:38 AM
Uhhh. I'm gay but I don't know what to talk about.


I guess that Jon Dickson has a neat switch flip. Or that that GT Nike part was tight!


Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: RoaryMcTwang on June 10, 2021, 02:44:00 AM
coming out of a little hibernation to say I love you all& this world is ours!!!!!!! I'm pretty zapped on my SLAP fuel these days but god damnit I hope we all get to meet each other and have the best fucking skate of all time one day , until then fucking Do what makes you happy & know that you are Perfect just the way you are or want to be !!!!!!!!! fucking cheers everyone, XOXO

Good to see you back Nicky, SLAP misses you!

Also, major props for taking time off. Life hammer!
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: Moses Clopton on June 10, 2021, 10:25:35 AM
Uhhh. I'm gay but I don't know what to talk about.


I guess that Jon Dickson has a neat switch flip. Or that that GT Nike part was tight!
the Bob Seger kicked my ass, too. what a great choice. Grant skates better than ever
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: PrettyRicki on June 10, 2021, 11:10:19 AM
It's really cool to see how accepting most people are in the scene now. Having skated since 97 and figuring out I was bi in the early 00s, I didn't feel comfortable coming out to the skate homies until last year. Keep being honest with yourself queer people, everyone deserves to be happy.
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: Lou Strux on June 11, 2021, 07:50:48 PM
https://www.instagram.com/p/CP1tQFIpZXh/?utm_medium=copy_link

Events are back! Iím guessing other cities will have some events soon.
I stopped by to check this out for about an hour today; super fun session. All kinds of cool folks having a great time.
Shouts out to any other PALS that made it.
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: Atiba Applebum on June 11, 2021, 08:33:08 PM
Stoked to see Kingswell decked out with pride flags in every window. 
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: Banging in the Slammer on June 15, 2021, 06:23:48 AM
Just wanted to say, I love you guys.

I canít believe what a 180 Slap and skateboarding has had. Homophobia was so fucking ingrained in skate culture, it made me absolutely loath myself. Itís been hard getting over it. I donít tell people Iím gay when they assume Iím straight. Self acceptance is so hard, I avoid mirrors and find it difficult maintaining eye contact with people I love. Iím a fucking mess, growing up homeschooled and in an evangelical house didnít help. Slowly feeling better about life. Before I just wanted to die.

Just wanted to say thank you to those braver than me. <3
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: Frank on June 15, 2021, 09:21:31 AM
Just wanted to say, I love you guys.

I canít believe what a 180 Slap and skateboarding has had. Homophobia was so fucking ingrained in skate culture, it made me absolutely loath myself. Itís been hard getting over it. I donít tell people Iím gay when they assume Iím straight. Self acceptance is so hard, I avoid mirrors and find it difficult maintaining eye contact with people I love. Iím a fucking mess, growing up homeschooled and in an evangelical house didnít help. Slowly feeling better about life. Before I just wanted to die.

Just wanted to say thank you to those braver than me. <3

thank you for joining the boards

a  warm hearted welcome and shalom!
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: Banging in the Slammer on June 15, 2021, 09:47:10 AM
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Just wanted to say, I love you guys.

I canít believe what a 180 Slap and skateboarding has had. Homophobia was so fucking ingrained in skate culture, it made me absolutely loath myself. Itís been hard getting over it. I donít tell people Iím gay when they assume Iím straight. Self acceptance is so hard, I avoid mirrors and find it difficult maintaining eye contact with people I love. Iím a fucking mess, growing up homeschooled and in an evangelical house didnít help. Slowly feeling better about life. Before I just wanted to die.

Just wanted to say thank you to those braver than me. <3
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thank you for joining the boards

a  warm hearted welcome and shalom!

Thank you and shalom!  :)
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: DaleSr on June 15, 2021, 01:52:14 PM
Just wanted to say, I love you guys.

I canít believe what a 180 Slap and skateboarding has had. Homophobia was so fucking ingrained in skate culture, it made me absolutely loath myself. Itís been hard getting over it. I donít tell people Iím gay when they assume Iím straight. Self acceptance is so hard, I avoid mirrors and find it difficult maintaining eye contact with people I love. Iím a fucking mess, growing up homeschooled and in an evangelical house didnít help. Slowly feeling better about life. Before I just wanted to die.

Just wanted to say thank you to those braver than me. <3

Welcome! Also if you ever wanna unpack some of that Christian bullshit, feel free to drop into the exvangelical thread where we rant about the trash they tried to push on us and remind each other that just because some doofus pastor said we're going to hell, doesn't make it true!
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: botefdunn on June 15, 2021, 02:01:41 PM
really glad this thread exists, hope it makes it to 100.

"with a bit of luck..."

https://youtu.be/8lFE02apJBQ?t=31
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: Frank and Fred on June 15, 2021, 06:58:24 PM
Skateboarding is way ahead of surfing in terms of inclusivity these days. I know we have a way to go but just don't be like (some of) those guys...

As someone who works with a lot of vulnerable queer and trans kids, I see how crucial these steps toward open-mindedness, acceptances and inclusivity really are, for people to feel more comfortable, confident and safe being their true selves.  Happy Pride, everyone.
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: Miller92 on June 15, 2021, 07:45:58 PM
this is a completely random comment but...

growing up as a gay skater from 2003 to now and not coming out till 2014, i can't explain how exciting it is to be a visible, out skateboarder during this time. 

we're the cool kids now and it feels so damn good.  also just to be an out person in my community and having other kids see me rip and hear that I'm a big giant faguette is fucking powerful.

i hope to hell that I can have even just ONE positive effect on a kid whos struggling. 

i love this thread and I love you all.
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: abortnow on June 15, 2021, 08:50:01 PM
Love reading everyone's experiences. seriously, thank you. Like so many of you growing up in the same era as me and earlier, I had to leave the skate community and all those friends behind before I could even begin to feel accepted for who I am. I still skated all the time, but it became a totally solitary thing and I stopped reading the mags, would NEVER go to the skatepark, and would avoid other skarters, because I just did not feel welcome AT ALL based on the way it was when I left. That's just how I thought it'd be forever and I accepted it. That is until BA came out, that's when everything started to change for me as well. I was so inspired by that and the response he got and slowly started dipping my toe back in. Now here I am today, right back where I was in 2000, talking to other skaters on the internet, reading interviews and articles, but not having to worry about closeminded attitudes being the accepted norm. Also going to the park every day with a great group of homies who are genuine, supportive and loving. I never thought I'd see the day. 
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: DaleSr on June 15, 2021, 10:11:56 PM
Iím the B in the LGB, and my dating life sucks because of itÖ

That's a shame you experience discrimination for being bi.

However any reason why you left the T off of LGBT?
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: Banging in the Slammer on June 16, 2021, 07:44:29 PM
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Iím the B in the LGB, and my dating life sucks because of itÖ
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That's a shame you experience discrimination for being bi.

However any reason why you left the T off of LGBT?

Theyíre a troll who was previously banned. They threatened the mods that they were going to kill themselves if the mods didnít unban their old account. Really ironic name.

Iíve been reading the exvangelical thread you recommended. Youíre right, it feels so cathartic :)
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: biaherl on June 16, 2021, 07:49:33 PM
Why isn't this thread pinned?

Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: DaleSr on June 16, 2021, 10:50:51 PM
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Iím the B in the LGB, and my dating life sucks because of itÖ
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That's a shame you experience discrimination for being bi.

However any reason why you left the T off of LGBT?
[close]

Theyíre a troll who was previously banned. They threatened the mods that they were going to kill themselves if the mods didnít unban their old account. Really ironic name.

Iíve been reading the exvangelical thread you recommended. Youíre right, it feels so cathartic :)

Oh i figured they would get banned but i thought it was Kinder to try and have a dialog with them.

I'm glad you checked it out! Feel free to post if you feel comfortable enough to share with us! It's all love ❤️
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: Uncle Flea on June 17, 2021, 09:25:43 AM
I wish I had more queer skate buds in Boston. Im ultra sick of people dropping f bombs then looking at me and being like fuck why did I just say that.

Do that shit in your head.

I don't be like oops I said something bad about breeders then be like oops. I own that shit
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: Moses Clopton on June 17, 2021, 10:11:45 AM
I had a pretty powerful emotional reaction a couple months back after skating a DIY in a neighboring city with a larger skate scene than ours and saw the community there. There was no event going on, it was a pretty cold day even, and the place was bumping typically with all of these teenagers and young adults, many of whom appeared to be lgbtq and maybe 30 percent nonwhite. It was so colorful and cool to me that I didn't even skate that much, just looked around and thought about it - the skate scene I had when I was a kid and how it shaped me and how I might have been a vastly different person if I had that sort of atmosphere. So much less cynical, jaded, depressed.. I'm a really straight-passing masc dude and it made me think about how that likely is because I had to act that way through all my interactions in and out of skating in my formative years. I'm sure that scene isn't perfect, I know it isn't, assholes and drama and shit but I was just so struck by how truly valuable fostering a better, more accepting, more loving scene is. Growing up was really painful for me but it doesn't have to be so much for other people
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: ihatejulio on June 17, 2021, 10:39:25 AM
I had a pretty powerful emotional reaction a couple months back after skating a DIY in a neighboring city with a larger skate scene than ours and saw the community there. There was no event going on, it was a pretty cold day even, and the place was bumping typically with all of these teenagers and young adults, many of whom appeared to be lgbtq and maybe 30 percent nonwhite. It was so colorful and cool to me that I didn't even skate that much, just looked around and thought about it - the skate scene I had when I was a kid and how it shaped me and how I might have been a vastly different person if I had that sort of atmosphere. So much less cynical, jaded, depressed.. I'm a really straight-passing masc dude and it made me think about how that likely is because I had to act that way through all my interactions in and out of skating in my formative years. I'm sure that scene isn't perfect, I know it isn't, assholes and drama and shit but I was just so struck by how truly valuable fostering a better, more accepting, more loving scene is. Growing up was really painful for me but it doesn't have to be so much for other people

Don't think I have related to a post on SLAP more than I have related to this one. I had this exact same reaction when I went to Rockridge for the first time. This brings up something I read a week ago that put this feeling into words:

"Queer people don't grow up as ourselves, we grow up playing a version of ourselves that sacrifices authenticity to minimize humiliation & prejudice. The massive task of our adult lives is to unpick which parts of ourselves are truly us & which parts we've created to protect us."

Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: Moses Clopton on June 17, 2021, 11:06:47 AM
thank you for that quote
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: sometimeperhaps on June 17, 2021, 06:03:00 PM
I know I'm late, but Happy pride Pals!
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: ihatejulio on June 18, 2021, 10:59:23 AM
Last nights Lower Grand Radio show w/ Leo Banuelos and Marbie. It's a good one.  :)

https://mixlr.com/lower-grand-radio/showreel/leo-and-marbie-live-621
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: Cumsterfire on June 19, 2021, 08:01:01 AM
Mid 30ís guy here who self destructed out of ďcool guyĒ skateboarding years ago. I see you all and you make skateboarding everything I wish it always was. Itís beautiful.

Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: jgonzalez on June 20, 2021, 04:47:42 PM
Wonder what the Zero team said

The Richie Jackson story lmao

I think marbies ender is gonna be at
Sorry but you are not allowed to view spoiler contents.


Good interview. Hyped for the there video. I need to listen to the live cher show.

Thanks for throwing up the link @ihatejulio
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: Atiba Applebum on June 21, 2021, 04:36:32 AM
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I had a pretty powerful emotional reaction a couple months back after skating a DIY in a neighboring city with a larger skate scene than ours and saw the community there. There was no event going on, it was a pretty cold day even, and the place was bumping typically with all of these teenagers and young adults, many of whom appeared to be lgbtq and maybe 30 percent nonwhite. It was so colorful and cool to me that I didn't even skate that much, just looked around and thought about it - the skate scene I had when I was a kid and how it shaped me and how I might have been a vastly different person if I had that sort of atmosphere. So much less cynical, jaded, depressed.. I'm a really straight-passing masc dude and it made me think about how that likely is because I had to act that way through all my interactions in and out of skating in my formative years. I'm sure that scene isn't perfect, I know it isn't, assholes and drama and shit but I was just so struck by how truly valuable fostering a better, more accepting, more loving scene is. Growing up was really painful for me but it doesn't have to be so much for other people
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Don't think I have related to a post on SLAP more than I have related to this one. I had this exact same reaction when I went to Rockridge for the first time. This brings up something I read a week ago that put this feeling into words:

"Queer people don't grow up as ourselves, we grow up playing a version of ourselves that sacrifices authenticity to minimize humiliation & prejudice. The massive task of our adult lives is to unpick which parts of ourselves are truly us & which parts we've created to protect us."

that reminds of something I heard on a podcast where the speaker was noting that every time he meets someone new itís a choice whether to come out again
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: Matze on June 21, 2021, 07:21:16 AM
hetero cis man and gay ally (at least for a friend or two).

love to see the direction skateboarding is going right now, hope it will reach us in Germany very soon. Arin, Marbie, BA, there, glue, unity and everyone else is killing it right. Unfortunately the queer products are not available over here, would love to rock it.

There are not too many open queer skaters here and I haven't heard about any special sessions people organize (there is something like a queer/female skate chat in Hamburg, which is a great start).

Super proud of all you guys talking openly about your situations. Hope everyone feels save, supported and accepted here!
 
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: Lou Strux on June 21, 2021, 09:33:43 AM
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I had a pretty powerful emotional reaction a couple months back after skating a DIY in a neighboring city with a larger skate scene than ours and saw the community there. There was no event going on, it was a pretty cold day even, and the place was bumping typically with all of these teenagers and young adults, many of whom appeared to be lgbtq and maybe 30 percent nonwhite. It was so colorful and cool to me that I didn't even skate that much, just looked around and thought about it - the skate scene I had when I was a kid and how it shaped me and how I might have been a vastly different person if I had that sort of atmosphere. So much less cynical, jaded, depressed.. I'm a really straight-passing masc dude and it made me think about how that likely is because I had to act that way through all my interactions in and out of skating in my formative years. I'm sure that scene isn't perfect, I know it isn't, assholes and drama and shit but I was just so struck by how truly valuable fostering a better, more accepting, more loving scene is. Growing up was really painful for me but it doesn't have to be so much for other people
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Don't think I have related to a post on SLAP more than I have related to this one. I had this exact same reaction when I went to Rockridge for the first time. This brings up something I read a week ago that put this feeling into words:

"Queer people don't grow up as ourselves, we grow up playing a version of ourselves that sacrifices authenticity to minimize humiliation & prejudice. The massive task of our adult lives is to unpick which parts of ourselves are truly us & which parts we've created to protect us."
[close]

that reminds of something I heard on a podcast where the speaker was noting that every time he meets someone new itís a choice whether to come out again
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This to me is just adding weight to the silly theory that queer folk are ďdifferentĒ to everyone else.

And i just dont understand peoples feeling when interacting with others that what they enjoy emotionally or sexually is something that needs to be shared in social situations or at all ever. And sure the reply to that is, you dont understand. But im not completely straight at all. I rarely share this with people because, why would i need too. Ive interacted with people and im close friends with folks that im not entirely sure where they fall in their likes and interests. But at the same time, its entirely unimportant. I dont care. And if they felt it necessary to share what they like it would be weird to me purely because, its just an odd thing to feel you need share for some reason.

I just approach the world like i approach any interaction with someone. Who i like in the privacy of my own world isnt their business and people are almost totally unlikely to ask my sexuality because they probably dont really care or want to know or be akward enough to ask even if their morally opposed to it.

You arent different. You dont need to share it. If you dont need to share it, theres no reason to feel shame for it.

And theres an equally blunt approach by theamazingathiest who someone attempted to embarrass for enjoying sadomasochism and they posted some webcam footage of him online thats now been viewed by thousands.

His response was, why would i be embarrassed or care what you think, id rather they didnt share it with the world because its a dick move but... Its what i enjoy, its what i like doing, you wanna laugh at me for it go for gold, but i still think its the best and i like it.. Some people like playing tennis, laughing at them would be pointless, because theyd be like, uhh yeahÖ i really like tennis whats your dumb point.

YOU control how YOU feel. Someone only makes you feel bad yourself if you let them.

Too long didnt read right.
Where as I take your meaning, I canít say that Iíve ever felt persecuted for my ďlikes/interestsĒ because being into skating at my age, while potentially embarrassing, is not something that a powerful voting block views as antithetical to their outdated beliefs.
Now: imagine yourself out at the spot, and thereís a bunch of kids who, for whatever reason, are throwing around terms like ďdonít be fag, land it,Ē and ďthat tre flip looked hell of gayĒ to each other. Did these kids ask you about your orientation first? How does hearing that make you feel? How might it make a fellow skater of the LGBTQ+ persuasion feel? Itís not like leaving the topic out of discussion makes the issue go away, and itís not as if being queer is a like/interest that one chooses either. Donít queer skaters deserve to shred w/o having to worry about about their mental/physical safety?
By opening the subject up for broader discussion, it becomes possible to open peopleís minds as well.
Maybe those same kids at the session realize that they might have a friend is struggling with their sexuality & offer encouragement, and support, rather than casual epithets, and derogatory terms. Maybe somebody, even just ONE somebodyís life is improved.
Talking about queerness isnít the problem, itís NOT TALKING ABOUT IT that creates the problems.
Just this old dudeís take.
Shalom to all the LGBTQ+ PALS on here. Happy Pride month!

EDIT: this same logic ought to be applied to female skaters & our behavior, as well. We really DO need these discussions.
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: LeoBanuelos on June 22, 2021, 07:55:27 AM
Hi everyone! Big lurker. Rare poster. Very gay. Very queer. Stoked to see all of you in here. Sending love from Seattle.

A lot of really great things have been happening in queer skateboarding and I want to chime in that MANY more exciting things are coming.

There full length video is coming out this year. Expect a full part from everybody :)

Glue is working on a video too!

Watch the Euro There video (http://ďhttps://youtu.be/bzsQXY5J5LoĒ) if ya havenít!

Happy youíre all here<3
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: Moses Clopton on June 22, 2021, 11:01:10 AM
big fan of everything you do Leo :) Marbie speaks very highly of you all the time and I've been watching a lot of your stuff lately for filming and editing inspo. Really hope your camera gear shows up :((
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: l1ll1ll1 on June 22, 2021, 02:21:28 PM
I had a pretty powerful emotional reaction a couple months back after skating a DIY in a neighboring city with a larger skate scene than ours and saw the community there. There was no event going on, it was a pretty cold day even, and the place was bumping typically with all of these teenagers and young adults, many of whom appeared to be lgbtq and maybe 30 percent nonwhite. It was so colorful and cool to me that I didn't even skate that much, just looked around and thought about it - the skate scene I had when I was a kid and how it shaped me and how I might have been a vastly different person if I had that sort of atmosphere. So much less cynical, jaded, depressed.. I'm a really straight-passing masc dude and it made me think about how that likely is because I had to act that way through all my interactions in and out of skating in my formative years. I'm sure that scene isn't perfect, I know it isn't, assholes and drama and shit but I was just so struck by how truly valuable fostering a better, more accepting, more loving scene is. Growing up was really painful for me but it doesn't have to be so much for other people

going through the same thought process a lot these days... as someone who was outed as a kid in rural catholic bavaria and had a rough time accepting whatever my sexuality is now, i couldnt stand skate parks in the mid 90s-2000s, even though i tried to perform the "normal heterosexual indie kid". i'm so happy for everybody who can experience the bits of freedom we all celebrate these days Ė of course these bits are still way too small and the fight is far from over. often wonder how much different i would skate, look, live life if i hadn't been met with so much hostility and fucked up categories as a kid and teenager.
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: Spunkchild on June 22, 2021, 10:14:13 PM
Hello, Update on slap queer super vid, I made a gmail @biggayslapvid, share your clips on google drive and I'll chop something up for next pride/whenever the consensus is for the deadline, lets git it goin yall!
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: jgonzalez on June 22, 2021, 11:50:08 PM
There video premier?

Plz
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: donkey on June 23, 2021, 08:18:11 AM
Hi everyone! Big lurker. Rare poster. Very gay. Very queer. Stoked to see all of you in here. Sending love from Seattle.

A lot of really great things have been happening in queer skateboarding and I want to chime in that MANY more exciting things are coming.

There full length video is coming out this year. Expect a full part from everybody :)

Glue is working on a video too!

Watch the Euro There video (http://ďhttps://youtu.be/bzsQXY5J5LoĒ) if ya havenít!

Happy youíre all here<3
i remember coming to see your video premiere for machismo at the boardr like four years ago. one of my favorite filmmakers and i hope you get the money for your stuff soon
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: PrettyRicki on June 23, 2021, 08:46:32 AM
Hello, Update on slap queer super vid, I made a gmail @biggayslapvid, share your clips on google drive and I'll chop something up for next pride/whenever the consensus is for the deadline, lets git it goin yall!

This sounds sick. I might get my queer ass out there to get some clips.
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: Baby on Board on June 23, 2021, 09:01:22 AM
Happy Pride month, friends and allies ❤️ Love you all :~)
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: lickcakes on June 25, 2021, 04:59:50 PM
i can't believe i didn't see this thread for such a long time! looking forward to reading through it all!

i'm gay/queer, cis-male. i try to be visible here!

my school recently had a discussion about dogtown and z-boys. around 4 minutes in i talk about inclusivity and stuff like that: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0RuNq9YZ2jU
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: nocomplysweeper on June 29, 2021, 12:00:55 PM
Much love from Eugene Oregon. Queer skaters are the shit and they're always the nicest people. I thought I was trans for a couple years but it ended up not being really me. Yeah though all of you are the best keep supporting your homies no matter what.
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: DaleSr on July 10, 2021, 02:05:21 PM

Donít be so dense, cunt

Lot of doofuses love to come into these threads and show their whole red ass
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: Atiba Applebum on July 10, 2021, 02:06:33 PM
Quoting that shit keeps it around after mods delete the original post
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: lickcakes on July 10, 2021, 06:30:18 PM
Much love from Eugene Oregon. Queer skaters are the shit and they're always the nicest people. I thought I was trans for a couple years but it ended up not being really me. Yeah though all of you are the best keep supporting your homies no matter what.

oh i'm in eugene too! i think there might be one or two more and wizrdfight used to live here too.
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: Miller92 on July 12, 2021, 09:21:20 AM
Does anyone ever think about the idea of dating a fellow gay/bi skater? 

I always wonder what that would be like.  I feel like it would be such a trip
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: Lou Strux on July 12, 2021, 09:29:41 AM
Does anyone ever think about the idea of dating a fellow gay/bi skater? 

I always wonder what that would be like.  I feel like it would be such a trip
Skate couple seems like it might/could be fun.
Or a disaster.
Just like any other couple. Whaddya know?!?
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: lickcakes on July 12, 2021, 11:54:15 PM
Does anyone ever think about the idea of dating a fellow gay/bi skater? 

I always wonder what that would be like.  I feel like it would be such a trip

i mean i was teaching him but it was fun!! too bad he turned out to be a complete asshole

http://vimeo.com/75600894
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: Sedition on July 17, 2021, 02:29:37 AM
Does anyone ever think about the idea of dating a fellow gay/bi skater? 

I always wonder what that would be like.  I feel like it would be such a trip

Cis gay dude from Boston. One of my first boyfriends was another skater. Iíll say this much, skaters are fuckiní turboclowns. No one should ever date one. Avoid them at all costs. :) :)
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: Noioso on July 17, 2021, 09:52:16 AM
If you're in the SF/East Bay, there's a queer skate day at Bella Vista today starting at 1.

 - https://www.instagram.com/p/CRUZPDKpDDO/
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: DaleSr on July 18, 2021, 04:20:38 PM
You guys rock ❤️
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: MOE SYZLAK on July 19, 2021, 11:31:29 AM
Does anyone ever think about the idea of dating a fellow gay/bi skater? 

I always wonder what that would be like.  I feel like it would be such a trip
Iíve Dabbled , Skaters just arenít my type
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: consumer on July 26, 2021, 04:38:59 PM
love reading that people are keeping this thread alive.

have not been skating much but need to get back out there

sablone's fit was the best the olympics have ever seen.

also would nyc shalomies be interested in a queer skate day? id like to setup a meet!

much love to all of you!
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: Banging in the Slammer on July 28, 2021, 06:53:58 AM
I know this probably isn’t going to go over well, but I feel inclined to ask.

Do any of my gay/trans brothers and sisters feel secondhand embarrassment about Unity-esque graphics? Maybe it has to do with my upbringing, Dr. James Dobson was a huge influence on my parents. They also listened to Rush Limbaugh over dinner. One of the things they preached was that homosexuals don’t feel love, we only feel lust. Absolute bullshit, I love my boyfriend. But I can’t help to feel like it’s playing into their narrative and giving them ammunition

Am I a prude? Is this something I need to work on?
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: DaleSr on July 28, 2021, 07:59:00 AM
I know this probably isnít going to go over well, but I feel inclined to ask.

Do any of my gay/trans brothers and sisters feel secondhand embarrassment about Unity-esque graphics? Maybe it has to do with my upbringing, Dr. James Dobson was a huge influence on my parents. They also listened to Rush Limbaugh over dinner. One of the things they preached was that homosexuals donít feel love, we only feel lust. Absolute bullshit, I love my boyfriend. But I canít help to feel like itís playing into their narrative and giving them ammunition

Am I a prude? Is this something I need to work on?

Why let your enemies determine the kind of life you live?
Also rush Limbaugh was literally a pedophile and a sex trafficker and was caught with a Duffel bag full of viagra on his way to the Dominican Republic. These people project their own fucked up shit on to others because they need to crush others to feel good about the evil inside of them.
Live on your own terms in the manner that you feel comfortable with, but don't let these craven evil people determine how you live your life
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: ihatejulio on July 28, 2021, 09:12:34 AM
I know this probably isnít going to go over well, but I feel inclined to ask.

Do any of my gay/trans brothers and sisters feel secondhand embarrassment about Unity-esque graphics? Maybe it has to do with my upbringing, Dr. James Dobson was a huge influence on my parents. They also listened to Rush Limbaugh over dinner. One of the things they preached was that homosexuals donít feel love, we only feel lust. Absolute bullshit, I love my boyfriend. But I canít help to feel like itís playing into their narrative and giving them ammunition

Am I a prude? Is this something I need to work on?

You have been programmed by chud media from an early age to feel ashamed about your sexuality but it's not your fault and you shouldn't feel bad about it because you are in the early stages of recognizing the hypocrisy of how heteronormative society treats depictions of homosexuality.

Here is an example as it relates to skateboarding. Klein the homophobe can appropriate and trace Hookups hentai boards featuring upskirts of naked teenage girls all he wants and horny guys still living in the 90's eat that shit up and it becomes normalized over time. But when Jeffrey creates graphics featuring naked minimalist stick figures of all genders hugging each other affectionally it's suddenly too subversive and too sexual for skateboarding.

 Is there a graphic from Unity you are specifically talking about?
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: Banging in the Slammer on July 28, 2021, 09:48:25 AM
Wow okay, I think you guys just gave me a ďbreak through momentĒ. I never recognized my own hypocrisy with how I view the lgbt+ community even though Iím in it. Iím filled with shame

I read both of your comments several times. I donít know why it hit me so hard, but Iím at work sitting here holding back tears lol. I need to process this further. Thank you both <3
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: Sedition on July 28, 2021, 12:13:34 PM
Wow okay, I think you guys just gave me a ďbreak through momentĒ. I never recognized my own hypocrisy with how I view the lgbt+ community even though Iím in it. Iím filled with shame

I read both of your comments several times. I donít know why it hit me so hard, but Iím at work sitting here holding back tears lol. I need to process this further. Thank you both <3

Internalized ď-ismsĒ hit the hardest when you realize they are there.
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: eddieiamyourfather on July 29, 2021, 01:09:00 AM
Here's a chat with my mate Yann Horowitz - https://soundcloud.com/checkeredpast-457885849/checkered-past-01-yann-horowitz - if you're interested...
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: Miller92 on August 01, 2021, 11:51:18 AM
Here's a chat with my mate Yann Horowitz - https://soundcloud.com/checkeredpast-457885849/checkered-past-01-yann-horowitz - if you're interested...

Yann is such a huge inspiration to me.  can't wait to listen!
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: eddieiamyourfather on August 02, 2021, 12:54:15 PM
He's the best human.
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: ChicoTheTorch on August 04, 2021, 01:32:38 AM
I'm glad the atmosphere in this message board has changed. When I joined in 2014 it was a completely different atmosphere
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: listentoaheartbeat on August 04, 2021, 03:36:28 AM
I'm glad the atmosphere in this message board has changed. When I joined in 2014 it was a completely different atmosphere

I've been thinking the same. I was a long-time lurker before joining and there is a definite change of tone. Still a lot of sexist shit to ignore but people do get called out for it here and there. Seeing this thread thrive is lovely.
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: Banging in the Slammer on August 04, 2021, 07:51:51 AM
I was under the impression that America as a whole was becoming accepting of gay and trans people. After this week Iím afraid Iím wrong

My job requires some long distance traveling, and being an hour from where I grew up, I decided to swing by home. ďSales DaysĒ was going on, two days in which the town has an annual yard sale. Absolutely massive turn out this year. Rebel flags were flying, trump memorabilia and tshirts were everywhere and and effigy of Obama was hung in someoneís front yard

This is rural PA by the New York State boarder. Growing up things were generally conservative, but most people kept their political beliefs to themselves. Now itís an absolute shit show of dumbassery

Canít help but to feel things are going to boil over. I was wrong to believe things are improving. America is becoming more divided, and itís fucking disheartening

Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: DaleSr on August 04, 2021, 07:59:13 AM
I was under the impression that America as a whole was becoming accepting of gay and trans people. After this week Iím afraid Iím wrong

My job requires some long distance traveling, and being an hour from where I grew up, I decided to swing by home. ďSales DaysĒ was going on, two days in which the town has an annual yard sale. Absolutely massive turn out this year. Rebel flags were flying, trump memorabilia and tshirts were everywhere and and effigy of Obama was hung in someoneís front yard

This is rural PA by the New York State boarder. Growing up things were generally conservative, but most people kept their political beliefs to themselves. Now itís an absolute shit show of dumbassery

Canít help but to feel things are going to boil over. I was wrong to believe things are improving. America is becoming more divided, and itís fucking disheartening

Don't be disheartened, those people feel the need to be extra loud because they're outnumbered. Their children will rebel against them, and not all of them will be totally progressive, but they will turn from the things their parents do because it's obvious they're clinging to their fantasy so hard because they're losing. However we should not grow complacent like the liberal order of the day. We should prepare for a fight because although they are losing ground, they will still kick and scream and fight as they're dragged into the future that doesn't solely benefit them.
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: switchfrontshuv on August 11, 2021, 07:22:04 PM
give me top
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: rawbertson. on August 19, 2021, 09:38:49 AM
i like how"queer"  the history of the word comes from a word meaning strange or different which could be taken as offensive but people have made it into something positive, kind of like "based god"
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: jgonzalez on August 20, 2021, 12:07:59 PM
Anybody know a place in the bay area to drop off new/gently used skate gear specifically for LGBTQ and BIPOC skaters that either wanna start skating or need new gear? I wanna pass some gear along, and i think it would be nice to hook up queer skaters

Anybody have a program/event like that in their city?
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: ihatejulio on August 20, 2021, 01:57:06 PM
Anybody know a place in the bay area to drop off new/gently used skate gear specifically for LGBTQ and BIPOC skaters that either wanna start skating or need new gear? I wanna pass some gear along, and i think it would be nice to hook up queer skaters

Anybody have a program/event like that in their city?


https://www.instagram.com/p/CSxgwFcpusQ/

@jgonzalez
This is perfect for what you are looking for! Cheers to you.  :)
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: jgonzalez on August 20, 2021, 02:48:43 PM
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Anybody know a place in the bay area to drop off new/gently used skate gear specifically for LGBTQ and BIPOC skaters that either wanna start skating or need new gear? I wanna pass some gear along, and i think it would be nice to hook up queer skaters

Anybody have a program/event like that in their city?
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https://www.instagram.com/p/CSxgwFcpusQ/

@jgonzalez
This is perfect for what you are looking for! Cheers to you.  :)

Thanks for the heads up @ihatejulio

I was gonna bring a couple of things to pass on

I think having a permanent place to drop off gear would be sick and Iím sure this would be great to happen in other towns as well. Kinda like a skate foodbank
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: MOE SYZLAK on August 29, 2021, 11:26:23 AM
This could probably go in the country thread but this song gave me some solidarity this morning so I figured Iíd share it here
https://open.spotify.com/track/0ck73azfBLF1xygeuxEkyo?si=gQyFzCRdRH6aQOFBVGi6bg&dl_branch=1
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: DaleSr on August 31, 2021, 09:04:44 AM
This could probably go in the country thread but this song gave me some solidarity this morning so I figured Iíd share it here
https://open.spotify.com/track/0ck73azfBLF1xygeuxEkyo?si=gQyFzCRdRH6aQOFBVGi6bg&dl_branch=1

I just listened to it, what a great song
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: newguy on September 12, 2021, 06:46:15 AM
This thread is nice, shalom to all the queer homies skating right now
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: newguy on September 15, 2021, 05:45:11 AM
Coming back here because one of my friend, that i havenít seen in a while is going to transition. Iím going to see him again soon, and Iíve just realised I knew nothing about it, and never talked about it with someone who identifies as such. Therefore Iíd like to educate myself without reading misleading articles or straight up hatred disguised into data and fancy words. So any books, magazines or videos that yall think are relevant and well written are welcome! And again shalom to all queer skaters who are all waiting for more glue footage, Iím sure (I know I am  :D)
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: Budo on September 17, 2021, 10:17:58 PM
Non-binary here.

The queer journey can have many levels.  I explored my bi nature early on and never really denied it, but didn't claim it until later in my life.  On another angle, I was engaged to a woman that complained that I was too "girly" a decade ago, but I didn't fully grasp what she was meaning.

My hype on the queer skateboarding movement has always been so high, but strangely it was Star Trek that introduced me to a non-binary character that truly helped me realize my identity. Honestly I don't think I had ever had a clear definition of non-binary, but once I understood the concept it immediately altered my perception of myself.

And then I spent months with an awful internal self-denial and social-denial voice telling me, "No, you have a dick, your a man!"

I thank an ex for telling me after I came out to her, "I felt like that was how you always were."

Love and gratitude!
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: Banging in the Slammer on September 18, 2021, 02:56:18 AM
Coming back here because one of my friend, that i havenít seen in a while is going to transition. Iím going to see him again soon, and Iíve just realised I knew nothing about it, and never talked about it with someone who identifies as such. Therefore Iíd like to educate myself without reading misleading articles or straight up hatred disguised into data and fancy words. So any books, magazines or videos that yall think are relevant and well written are welcome! And again shalom to all queer skaters who are all waiting for more glue footage, Iím sure (I know I am  :D)

Janet Mock helped me wrap my head around transgender people. Her book Redefining Realness is a must read

Sheís also amazingly brave and selfless. She was living stealth for years, but came out because she thought the community needed the voice of a black trans woman
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: newguy on September 18, 2021, 07:32:07 AM
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Coming back here because one of my friend, that i havenít seen in a while is going to transition. Iím going to see him again soon, and Iíve just realised I knew nothing about it, and never talked about it with someone who identifies as such. Therefore Iíd like to educate myself without reading misleading articles or straight up hatred disguised into data and fancy words. So any books, magazines or videos that yall think are relevant and well written are welcome! And again shalom to all queer skaters who are all waiting for more glue footage, Iím sure (I know I am  :D)
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Janet Mock helped me wrap my head around transgender people. Her book Redefining Realness is a must read

Sheís also amazingly brave and selfless. She was living stealth for years, but came out because she thought the community needed the voice of a black trans woman

Oh hey thatís a great recommendation, I guess thatís what intersectionality is? Like sexuality and ethnicity? Iím probably fumbling that up but thanks anyway, itís a bit sad because trans rights activists are very active here yet when you ask em for books and material to read they point you to YouTube videosÖ Some of them are cool but I feel like reading trans authors does more for trans rights than watching some random straight girl with pink hair ramble about transgender oppression for 10 minutes  ;D Any other books you think are interesting and informative donít hesitate to quote me and drop their titles!
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: Loki700 on September 24, 2021, 10:35:13 AM
Coming back here because one of my friend, that i havenít seen in a while is going to transition. Iím going to see him again soon, and Iíve just realised I knew nothing about it, and never talked about it with someone who identifies as such. Therefore Iíd like to educate myself without reading misleading articles or straight up hatred disguised into data and fancy words. So any books, magazines or videos that yall think are relevant and well written are welcome! And again shalom to all queer skaters who are all waiting for more glue footage, Iím sure (I know I am  :D)
It's awesome that you want to support your friend and learn more about what they might be going through.

If you're up for reading study summaries (you have to pay for the full study) check out this one (https://www.jsm.jsexmed.org/article/S1743-6095(15)30533-6/fulltext).  It more or less is data showing that transitioning greatly reduces anxiety and depression. 

Here's a lot of good info about how transitioning helps people. (https://whatweknow.inequality.cornell.edu/topics/lgbt-equality/what-does-the-scholarly-research-say-about-the-well-being-of-transgender-people/)  It's not a topic that has been studied a ton until recently, and older studies were often inadequate and/or offensive, or outright exploitative. 

Luckily ENIGI and ENIGMA are changing that and are doing long term studies to determine what long term effects transitioning might have for different people, such as whether they more susceptible to certain type of cancer.  Treatment is usually based upon the judgement of the doctor and varies widely from doctor to doctor, with some avoiding treatments because they've been told it could increase the risk of say ovarian cancer if a trans man were to keep their ovaries and uterus, but there's no studies or data to actually back this up.  These two consortiums are hoping to actually gather the data so that we can know what treatments are safe and what treatments are risky, and overall provide more standardized methods of transitioning that can then be tailored to the individual based on the body of data.

If you're looking for more what some people have gone through, check out this article[url=http://and [url=https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/carolinekee/people-talk-about-transitioning-and-mental-health]this article] and [url=https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/carolinekee/people-talk-about-transitioning-and-mental-health]this article (https://www.self.com/story/before-transitioning).  They cover the issues a lot of trans people have to deal with.  What's really awful in my opinion is that outside of the lack of acceptance from a large part of society, there are still 21 states in the US where you can be denied housing or be fired for being trans and really have no recourse.

Planned Parenthood (https://www.plannedparenthood.org/learn/gender-identity/transgender/what-do-i-need-know-about-transitioning) has a lot of good information about the process.

As for how to behave with trans people, they're people, so treat them with the respect you would treat everyone with and don't ask about things you wouldn't ask anyone else about unless they've made it clear the subject is ok to bring up.  For more specific stuff, this article from Healthline (https://www.healthline.com/health/how-to-be-human-language-around-transgender#TOC_TITLE_HDR_1) covers a lot of that stuff, but I'll try to summarize it briefly.

Their gender is their own call and you should respect that and refer to them by that gender, including pronouns.  You should also not "deadname" them, or refer to them by their birth name/identity if they've taken on a new name.  If you slip up on either of these, just apologize, correct yourself, and move on.  As I touched on, don't ask improper questions that you might be curious about.  If you wouldn't ask a cisgender (people who identify as the gender they were assigned at birth) person the question, don't ask them either.  Don't refer to cisgender people as "real" or "normal".  Don't "out" them to someone else by deadnaming them or mentioning that they are trans.  Basically just treat them with respect.

There's plenty more information, but I think this is a good starting point.  I haven't read any books on the topic or I would suggest those as well.
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: white guy in a durag on October 04, 2021, 02:41:28 PM
Gonna take a long shot here, but does anyone have any resources that helped them when they were working through their identity?

To briefly describe my situation: I'm AMAB and have been experiencing what I would tentatively classify as gender dysphoria periodically through my life, but with varying degrees of intensity and frequency. I'm not particularly unhappy with my body, or the way people address me, but referring to myself exclusively as "male" feels off. I feel like I have an okay grasp on my feelings, but growing up in a southern conservative family and being exposed to TERF rhetoric for the majority of my online experience have complicated the process of understanding them.

Thanks in advance for anyone that chimes in.
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: Uncle Flea on October 05, 2021, 09:50:16 AM
(https://i.ibb.co/9qC062X/PXL-20211005-161456474.jpg) (https://ibb.co/y8bCt5T)

Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: NotTheCars on October 06, 2021, 08:03:55 AM
Gonna take a long shot here, but does anyone have any resources that helped them when they were working through their identity?

To briefly describe my situation: I'm AMAB and have been experiencing what I would tentatively classify as gender dysphoria periodically through my life, but with varying degrees of intensity and frequency. I'm not particularly unhappy with my body, or the way people address me, but referring to myself exclusively as "male" feels off. I feel like I have an okay grasp on my feelings, but growing up in a southern conservative family and being exposed to TERF rhetoric for the majority of my online experience have complicated the process of understanding them.

Thanks in advance for anyone that chimes in.
Finding a queer-friendly therapist would probably be really useful. If your insurance doesn't cover it, many have an income-based sliding scale for payment.
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: eggandchain on October 06, 2021, 12:41:08 PM

Finding a queer-friendly therapist would probably be really useful. If your insurance doesn't cover it, many have an income-based sliding scale for payment.
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from my experience going through student ran programs is your best bet if you are going that route.
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: white guy in a durag on October 07, 2021, 02:29:35 PM
Thanks for the input both of you. I don't know why I never thought to just talk to a therapist, but I guess that's the american in me. I'm living abroad right now, so I'm not sure the odds of finding someone who'll practice in english and is explicitly queer friendly, but I'll definitely give it a shot.
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: Noioso on October 07, 2021, 08:16:38 PM
Thanks for the input both of you. I don't know why I never thought to just talk to a therapist, but I guess that's the american in me. I'm living abroad right now, so I'm not sure the odds of finding someone who'll practice in english and is explicitly queer friendly, but I'll definitely give it a shot.

If you're okay with a virtual visit, a lot more therapists are remote-friendly since the pandemic. Here is one of the first links I found offering Queer therapist with a sliding scale that also offer remote appointments - https://www.therapyforqpoc.com/find-a-therapist#!directory/xts=Online%20Services/lbl=&&&5d24a21ef033bffd02f67ee7

This is another one, but it really isn't that cheap at $60-$90 a week.  For reference, I paid $15-$20 in SF. - https://www.pridecounseling.com/

I specifically asked for a therapist who was a gay man and I was lucky to be paired with someone who I immediately clicked with. The only thing that could have maybe made it better was if they were not white because there were very slight cultural differences. With therapy, I think it's important to try to find someone who you feel comfortable with and who you feel understands where you are coming from. Your experiences are unique but there are definitely shared experiences and I think it helps you build trust with them faster if you can identify with your therapist. Give it time, but definitely trust your instincts after a couple of sessions and bounce if you're not feeling them.

At first, I was super skeptical I'd get any use out of it but I quickly changed my opinion. I went for two years and I know wouldn't be where I am today without it.  I recommend it to anyone who will listen.

Good luck to you!
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: MOE SYZLAK on October 10, 2021, 07:45:42 AM
https://www.instagram.com/p/CUxn7kUr3vW/?utm_medium=copy_link
I hope everyone in here (including myself) finds the safety and strength to live as authenticity as you desire. Nothing but love Pals!
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: eggandchain on October 13, 2021, 09:01:18 AM
im gay
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: 2th on October 14, 2021, 04:37:23 PM
im transitioning and trying out names rn. kinda liking lucy so ive been using it for stuff here and there. the other night i had to give a name for a reservation. "lucy" i said, but for some reason he needed a last name. i froze and all my brain could spit out was "Lucy Barletta"

it has a certain ring to it &#129300;
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: moths on October 15, 2021, 12:46:38 AM
enby bb checking in from chicago, there's one last froskate for the rest of the year~ come on out if you'd like
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: Frank on October 15, 2021, 04:12:44 AM
im transitioning and trying out names rn. kinda liking lucy so ive been using it for stuff here and there. the other night i had to give a name for a reservation. "lucy" i said, but for some reason he needed a last name. i froze and all my brain could spit out was "Lucy Barletta"

it has a certain ring to it &#38;#129300;
;D

lucy is really nice

wishing you a smooth transition!
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: NotTheCars on October 16, 2021, 07:40:34 AM
How would yinz feel about using this thread to promote different queer skate meet-ups? If there's one happening locally we could drop it in this thread in case anyone else lurking is interested
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: jgonzalez on October 16, 2021, 09:54:16 AM
How would yinz feel about using this thread to promote different queer skate meet-ups? If there's one happening locally we could drop it in this thread in case anyone else lurking is interested

Post it
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: Spunkchild on October 16, 2021, 10:19:51 AM
How would yinz feel about using this thread to promote different queer skate meet-ups? If there's one happening locally we could drop it in this thread in case anyone else lurking is interested

sounds like a great idea,

still got the email going @biggayslapvid, if anyone is as interested as me to film a small part and make something.
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: hustleknocker on October 18, 2021, 07:51:02 AM
wassup. old trans woman in NC. haven't skated in a bit due to knee trouble. checking in on this beautiful web 1.0 relic. glad to see now even "LGBT" persons can participate in this imperialist cesspool industry!
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: Noioso on October 20, 2021, 06:30:54 PM
Fake There TM here. Marbie just dropped a new part, and it's really sick!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKfllNglvrM
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: 2th on October 20, 2021, 09:08:56 PM
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im transitioning and trying out names rn. kinda liking lucy so ive been using it for stuff here and there. the other night i had to give a name for a reservation. "lucy" i said, but for some reason he needed a last name. i froze and all my brain could spit out was "Lucy Barletta"

it has a certain ring to it &#38;#38;#129300;
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;D

lucy is really nice

wishing you a smooth transition!
<3 appreciate it.

Mentioned in the other thread I started a new job this week where I get to be out, but I havenít settled on a name yet so Iím still using the old one. On my first day I was like 60% sure I recognized the person who was training me from bumble but she didnít seem to so I just forgot about it. Today she had the aux cord and was playing a bunch of classic rock shit. She seems pretty introverted but at one point came over and sang along to the chorus of Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds, just once, and didnt sing along to anything else. Donít know them well but it seemed out of character enough that Iím pretty sure they recognized me lol
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: Sunnyman on October 24, 2021, 03:27:45 AM
Asexual pan-romantic cis male skate noob over here. Would be cool to see who identifies as ace over here?
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: Frank on October 24, 2021, 05:13:12 AM
Asexual pan-romantic cis male skate noob over here. Would be cool to see who identifies as ace over here?
sort of. i guess i'm more demi though. i don't care for sex or have any drive for it, unless i'm already crazy about someone. i'm probably pan romantic, too. so i'd say if i really, really like someone, it's possible to get in the groove and have a sex life almost normal, but outside of a relationship or whenever i don't really know the person, there is zero interest from my side. so basically it's impossible to have a one night stand with me or a casual thing, it would be too frustrating for the other person. whenever i start dating it takes a long ass time for things to get serious, too, and i often friendzoned myself, and mostly i'm fine with that.

i seem to have a knack for introducing future couples to each other, or people that end up hooking up the same night, though.

also, welcome.
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: jgonzalez on October 28, 2021, 01:47:52 PM
https://www.instagram.com/p/CVlNV_tPkx0/?utm_medium=copy_link

Psyched on this
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: offkilter on October 28, 2021, 06:03:52 PM
I've been living in a new state for a few years and recently made a trip home where I saw all my friends that I grew up with (none of them I've told I'm bi as fuck.) Well, they all ended up being cool as shit about it when it came up naturally in a conversation and I had nothing to worry about. I should have expected this, but no one even batted an eye, maybe it was more obvious than I thought all of those years.
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: 2th on October 29, 2021, 12:13:30 AM
im so sick of the border being closed. planning a hell of a west coast trip for next year
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: Noioso on October 29, 2021, 04:29:37 PM
https://www.instagram.com/p/CVlNV_tPkx0/?utm_medium=copy_link

Psyched on this

I'll be at the show tonight. Can't wait!

This is in Oakland tomorrow, for anyone in the area. It's a queer skateboarding video:

https://www.instagram.com/p/CVglkkPvD62/
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: Have A Nice Great on October 30, 2021, 11:50:43 AM
https://www.instagram.com/p/CVlNV_tPkx0/?utm_medium=copy_link

Psyched on this

Oh sick, Iíve never heard of her band before but will definitely check out the Buffalo show. Sounds really sick. Though really any punk tunes with fuzzy vocals and drum machines will get me moving. That song ďpop shitĒ is killer. Stoked for it now, thanks for posting

first post btw wassup everyone  &#38;#127987;️‍&#38;#127752;&#38;#128075;
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: jgonzalez on October 30, 2021, 03:08:54 PM
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https://www.instagram.com/p/CVlNV_tPkx0/?utm_medium=copy_link

Psyched on this
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I'll be at the show tonight. Can't wait!

This is in Oakland tomorrow, for anyone in the area. It's a queer skateboarding video:

https://www.instagram.com/p/CVglkkPvD62/

Show went off! So sick. Def catch her if sheís in your town they sound great. Tons of energy. Canít recommend enough if you like punk and garage bands

Dope thanks for the heads up on that video premiere!
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: ihatejulio on October 30, 2021, 03:16:15 PM
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https://www.instagram.com/p/CVlNV_tPkx0/?utm_medium=copy_link

Psyched on this
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I'll be at the show tonight. Can't wait!

This is in Oakland tomorrow, for anyone in the area. It's a queer skateboarding video:

https://www.instagram.com/p/CVglkkPvD62/
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Show went off! So sick. Def catch her if sheís in your town they sound great. Tons of energy. Canít recommend enough if you like punk and garage bands

Dope thanks for the heads up on that video premiere!

will be checking in from Orlando 8) shouts out Tris, certified slappy crook queen.
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: GAYBUTCANTHEELFLIP on November 29, 2021, 03:00:09 PM
heyyyyyyy queers!!! just recently moved to Wisconsin and wondering if there's any other queer skaters on here that live in the area? Or know of any queer skate meetups that I might of missed on insta? :) :)
Winters coming but would love to make some new queer skate friends!

- they/them sk8r bitch now living in Wisco.
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: Noioso on November 29, 2021, 03:08:23 PM
heyyyyyyy queers!!! just recently moved to Wisconsin and wondering if there's any other queer skaters on here that live in the area? Or know of any queer skate meetups that I might of missed on insta? :) :)
Winters coming but would love to make some new queer skate friends!

- they/them sk8r bitch now living in Wisco.


Welcome!

Look up Femmeandqueerskatenight on insta. It's a Wisconsin-based group, I believe. Freedom Skate Shop in Madison is also queer-friendly.
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: ihatejulio on November 29, 2021, 03:22:47 PM
heyyyyyyy queers!!! just recently moved to Wisconsin and wondering if there's any other queer skaters on here that live in the area? Or know of any queer skate meetups that I might of missed on insta? :) :)
Winters coming but would love to make some new queer skate friends!

- they/them sk8r bitch now living in Wisco.

Wisconsin actually has a pretty thriving queer skate scene from what I have seen! I think @fredgallSOTY will be able to help you out.
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: fredgallSOTY on November 30, 2021, 06:15:06 AM
heyyyyyyy queers!!! just recently moved to Wisconsin and wondering if there's any other queer skaters on here that live in the area? Or know of any queer skate meetups that I might of missed on insta? :) :)
Winters coming but would love to make some new queer skate friends!

- they/them sk8r bitch now living in Wisco.
i dont know much outside of Milwaukee but there's usually at least one or two queer + femme skate nights at the indoor parks (Cream City, 4 Seasons) most people i've met have been super cool and open, Sky High has a queer + femme skate jam during the summer too. Can't speak as much for Madison but they definitely have a good queer skate scene there as well.
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: nothingnatural on November 30, 2021, 08:04:55 PM
heyyyyyyy queers!!! just recently moved to Wisconsin and wondering if there's any other queer skaters on here that live in the area? Or know of any queer skate meetups that I might of missed on insta? :) :)
Winters coming but would love to make some new queer skate friends!

- they/them sk8r bitch now living in Wisco.

iím in madison (and old and donít skate much anymore) but if youíre in madison or visiting yes: femme and queer skate night (femmeandqueerskatenight on instagram) is a weekly get together at the central park where youíd be able to make all sorts of connections, and freedom skate shop on state street (downtown) is super queer friendly as well. honestly it makes my mid-40s queer heart sing to see how supportive the environment is here!
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: Moses Clopton on December 28, 2021, 10:36:21 AM
yeah im a Madisonian and actually work at Freedom on State Street. the scene here is cool, hit me up on insta @goldfishboot if you want! we have a weird indoor diy also
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: stets on January 05, 2022, 02:14:56 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=giwry8rI4qs

Jake Kuzyk is a pro snowboarder, sure, but he's also a hell of a good skater and heavily involved in the Vancouver skate scene. I love seeing his skate footage, and you can tell how skating influenced how he "street" snowboards. Stoked to give this full thing a listen! Great inspo for queer folx in the boardsport world in general.

https://tormentmag.com/jake-kuzyk-pride-interview/ (https://tormentmag.com/jake-kuzyk-pride-interview/)
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: DaleSr on January 05, 2022, 11:28:56 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=giwry8rI4qs

Jake Kuzyk is a pro snowboarder, sure, but he's also a hell of a good skater and heavily involved in the Vancouver skate scene. I love seeing his skate footage, and you can tell how skating influenced how he "street" snowboards. Stoked to give this full thing a listen! Great inspo for queer folx in the boardsport world in general.

https://tormentmag.com/jake-kuzyk-pride-interview/ (https://tormentmag.com/jake-kuzyk-pride-interview/)

This was a super sick read. Thanks for sharing!
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: jgonzalez on January 12, 2022, 11:29:29 PM
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Psyched on this
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So are you into laying a fat log then standing up and peeing onto the log and seeing how much you can spread the poop around with the force of your pee stream?
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: DaleSr on January 12, 2022, 11:39:40 PM
Delete your quote, that way their bs isn't visible once they catch the ban @jgonzalez
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: jgonzalez on January 13, 2022, 12:31:06 AM
Delete your quote, that way their bs isn't visible once they catch the ban @jgonzalez
Word. Good call.
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: Noioso on February 15, 2022, 06:12:03 PM
Hola queers!

Just to keep this kind of alive, going to post some recent parts/videos featuring queers (and maybe some homie promotion). Feel free to add clips!

Trish McGowan put out a new part today. She has one of my favorite styles and approaches to skateboarding. Every clip looks like she's having so much fun, and she is.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hyuc0Wpl1k

Chandler Burton and Myles de Courcy created this video with the help of Matt King. They both rip. Myles just got on There and seems to be getting better by the day!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhTqWm8Yz6c

Chandler's also in this iDabble:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTHpH1SoHiw

There video is coming very, very soon.
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: Frank on February 15, 2022, 07:04:09 PM
chandler is so sick.

sorry for the hard topic change, but if you want to help a member of the queer skatecommunity out, you can do so over here to help slap pal uncle flea secure himself finally some housing and give him a chance to a restart he fought very hard for:
 
https://gofund.me/e9524e4a

even small amounts can go a long a long way when combined.

thank you
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: Lou Strux on February 15, 2022, 07:32:25 PM
Flea is the crusty Godhead.
Please do support those in your communities.
Show/share love.

This public service reminder brought to you by your friend, Olí Lou.
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: TracersOnlyfans on March 02, 2022, 10:55:06 PM
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Have a complementary Fuck off.
This one’s on me.
Sup Lou what's your favourite Thai food
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: Lou Strux on March 02, 2022, 10:58:58 PM
Been fuxxiní around w/ Pad Kee Mao (aka Drunken Noodle) lately.
I like it with a Singha & a side of queer skating.
Shits hella good!
Watch Timmy-bellend here get nuked within the next few minutes.
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: TracersOnlyfans on March 02, 2022, 11:04:50 PM
Been fuxxiní around w/ Pad Kee Mao (aka Drunken Noodle) lately.
I like it with a Singha & a side of queer skating.
Shits hella good!
Watch Timmy-bellend here get nuked within the next few minutes.
Sick. I just had a tom yum soup, was hench af. Had drunken noodles with prawns a few days ago. Never tried that before, it was amazing
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: DaleSr on March 02, 2022, 11:23:10 PM
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Been fuxxiní around w/ Pad Kee Mao (aka Drunken Noodle) lately.
I like it with a Singha & a side of queer skating.
Shits hella good!
Watch Timmy-bellend here get nuked within the next few minutes.
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Sick. I just had a tom yum soup, was hench af. Had drunken noodles with prawns a few days ago. Never tried that before, it was amazing

I had crying tiger not that long ago, shit was mad delicious. Power to all the queer homies on here. And to the lame troll, you should change your pronouns to was/were and disappear
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: Nicky Tamzarian on March 04, 2022, 03:53:44 PM
I love all you babes, I wish we all lived close by :'( skating the park has been so depressing lately, its so fucked to get stared at all day :'(
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: DaleSr on March 05, 2022, 06:22:42 AM
I love all you babes, I wish we all lived close by :'( skating the park has been so depressing lately, its so fucked to get stared at all day :'(

Miss you nicky
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: planman on March 07, 2022, 02:49:34 PM
Wow can tell I've been away for too long, never would have ever expected to see a gay skate thread pinned in UWTB :) Bi nonbinary here; anyone gone\going to any of the There premieres? Really can't wait to see it, we're trying to get a third party premiere going in Chicago
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: Lou Strux on March 10, 2022, 01:55:09 PM
A bird recently informed me that very soon, my favorite LGBTQ+ skate brand will be distributed through SF's premier manufacturer/distributor.
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: NotTheCars on March 12, 2022, 07:02:09 PM
A bird recently informed me that very soon, my favorite LGBTQ+ skate brand will be distributed through SF's premier manufacturer/distributor.
Big if true
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: Lou Strux on March 12, 2022, 11:39:44 PM
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A bird recently informed me that very soon, my favorite LGBTQ+ skate brand will be distributed through SF's premier manufacturer/distributor.
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Big if true
We goní come back to this in a week or two.
Agreed?
Iíll see you here, then.
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: Mystical Leader on March 14, 2022, 01:58:25 AM
I figure this might be the right place to ask does anyone know where I can buy Unity, There or Glue boards in europe?
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: Uncle Flea on March 17, 2022, 12:49:59 PM
(https://i.ibb.co/Pmy9nng/CB60-F06-C-DB99-4253-A438-E64-A80-AA148-F.jpg) (https://ibb.co/M2HG447)

I copped a book at the store today.

I want to do a comp this summer. Im frickin lonely. I feel wack cruising this area.
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: moths on March 21, 2022, 01:31:54 PM
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A bird recently informed me that very soon, my favorite LGBTQ+ skate brand will be distributed through SF's premier manufacturer/distributor.
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Big if true
[close]
We goní come back to this in a week or two.
Agreed?
Iíll see you here, then.

my skateboard isn't gay enough, did they sell all of them already?
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: Lou Strux on March 26, 2022, 03:26:09 PM
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A bird recently informed me that very soon, my favorite LGBTQ+ skate brand will be distributed through SF's premier manufacturer/distributor.
[close]
Big if true
[close]
We goní come back to this in a week or two.
Agreed?
Iíll see you here, then.
[close]

my skateboard isn't gay enough, did they sell all of them already?
Well, there it is!
Olí Lou would never steer you wrong.

https://www.slapmagazine.com/index.php?topic=121463.msg3730478#new
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: NotTheCars on March 26, 2022, 06:34:56 PM
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A bird recently informed me that very soon, my favorite LGBTQ+ skate brand will be distributed through SF's premier manufacturer/distributor.
[close]
Big if true
[close]
We goní come back to this in a week or two.
Agreed?
Iíll see you here, then.
[close]

my skateboard isn't gay enough, did they sell all of them already?
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Well, there it is!
Olí Lou would never steal you wrong.

https://www.slapmagazine.com/index.php?topic=121463.msg3730478#new
God bless, super stoked to see this. I hope this means we'll get some There twin tails
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: DaleSr on March 26, 2022, 09:53:45 PM
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A bird recently informed me that very soon, my favorite LGBTQ+ skate brand will be distributed through SF's premier manufacturer/distributor.
[close]
Big if true
[close]
We goní come back to this in a week or two.
Agreed?
Iíll see you here, then.
[close]

my skateboard isn't gay enough, did they sell all of them already?
[close]
Well, there it is!
Olí Lou would never steer you wrong.

https://www.slapmagazine.com/index.php?topic=121463.msg3730478#new

Mystic lou strikes again
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: Justis on March 28, 2022, 03:30:34 PM
Pretty dope there with deluxe now
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: LebowskisRug on March 28, 2022, 05:29:25 PM
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Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: nothingnatural on March 28, 2022, 05:36:16 PM
I'm a cis hetero white male, but with that said would love to support Unity and There further. Would I be a culture vulture or exploitative if I buy their gear? I know it sounds stupid, but I want to make sure that there isn't a tasteless representation or something.

itís not stupid, itís a thoughtful question based in respect. i donít pretend to speak for anyone but myself but i think itíd be rad to see you wearing that stuff. itís a signal (hopefully backed up by action) that the spot or the park or the shop is a place i can be my queer, trans self without hiding.
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: NotTheCars on April 11, 2022, 01:23:56 PM
https://youtu.be/ShIbNP3p5eQ
Ruining Skateboarding is online!
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: buttchin on April 12, 2022, 11:27:12 AM
I honestly had a phase of my sexuality where I was going through an existential crisis and figuring out my attraction to guys and women while living/going to uni in the Bay Area. I am a queer/lgtbq+ ally for sure, but sometimes the vibes and my own personal self-esteem gets shattered while skating with cis and straight men, especially coming from a military families and areas where I have lived that have high military presence (I am a military brat who was raised by my dad, who served in the military for like 27+ years). I do want to be independent and finally escape the verbal barking and bullshit I experienced in military housing and my parents, but my parents are getting old and are retiring soon, and I do feel that I will he pigeon-holed to be the only person in my household to take care of them during retirement, as the so-called ďobedient son of my immediate familyĒ does. I also have 3 brothers who arenít as close as I am with my parents, so I feel that it is my responsibility to be the responsible brother to help my family out in desperate need. Sorry for this tangent rant, just letting my emotions and trauma out
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: NotTheCars on May 03, 2022, 02:07:36 PM
Pride month is fast approaching, drop your local queer skate meetups if you got them!

Here's on for Pittsburgh:
(https://i.ibb.co/9g1FnDj/20220503-165851.jpg)
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: Frank on May 03, 2022, 02:41:20 PM
I honestly had a phase of my sexuality where I was going through an existential crisis and figuring out my attraction to guys and women while living/going to uni in the Bay Area. I am a queer/lgtbq+ ally for sure, but sometimes the vibes and my own personal self-esteem gets shattered while skating with cis and straight men, especially coming from a military families and areas where I have lived that have high military presence (I am a military brat who was raised by my dad, who served in the military for like 27+ years). I do want to be independent and finally escape the verbal barking and bullshit I experienced in military housing and my parents, but my parents are getting old and are retiring soon, and I do feel that I will he pigeon-holed to be the only person in my household to take care of them during retirement, as the so-called ďobedient son of my immediate familyĒ does. I also have 3 brothers who arenít as close as I am with my parents, so I feel that it is my responsibility to be the responsible brother to help my family out in desperate need. Sorry for this tangent rant, just letting my emotions and trauma out

you don't owe your parents shit, especially if they brought you up in a somewhat toxic military drill environment. i know it's hard, i still try to please my asshole military dad(who was also in the military for decades, but was never actually deployed but loves to act like he was) to this day, and all i get from it is recurring episodes of being suicidal and feeling like i shouldn't exist at all. they could die any minute and i haven't seen them since before covid and they don't even want to see me because i'm just an annoying worm to them.

don't be like me. i wasted almost two decades of my life trying to make my parents happy in any way before i realized that that will never happen regardless of what i do or am. i'm sorry for being this blunt, but if they can't take the truth about your sexuality and be cool with it, then ditch them. our boomer parents had all the time and resources to prepare for their old age. most of us can't do that because we are not part of that shitty boomer generation that literally stole everything from the following generations to live the lushest life while they made the earth borderline uninhabitable within 40 years and now vote for proto fascists everywhere in their twilight years because they are literally brainrotted/demented from lead poisoning. 
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: buttchin on May 12, 2022, 01:55:20 AM
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I honestly had a phase of my sexuality where I was going through an existential crisis and figuring out my attraction to guys and women while living/going to uni in the Bay Area. I am a queer/lgtbq+ ally for sure, but sometimes the vibes and my own personal self-esteem gets shattered while skating with cis and straight men, especially coming from a military families and areas where I have lived that have high military presence (I am a military brat who was raised by my dad, who served in the military for like 27+ years). I do want to be independent and finally escape the verbal barking and bullshit I experienced in military housing and my parents, but my parents are getting old and are retiring soon, and I do feel that I will he pigeon-holed to be the only person in my household to take care of them during retirement, as the so-called ďobedient son of my immediate familyĒ does. I also have 3 brothers who arenít as close as I am with my parents, so I feel that it is my responsibility to be the responsible brother to help my family out in desperate need. Sorry for this tangent rant, just letting my emotions and trauma out
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you don't owe your parents shit, especially if they brought you up in a somewhat toxic military drill environment. i know it's hard, i still try to please my asshole military dad(who was also in the military for decades, but was never actually deployed but loves to act like he was) to this day, and all i get from it is recurring episodes of being suicidal and feeling like i shouldn't exist at all. they could die any minute and i haven't seen them since before covid and they don't even want to see me because i'm just an annoying worm to them.

don't be like me. i wasted almost two decades of my life trying to make my parents happy in any way before i realized that that will never happen regardless of what i do or am. i'm sorry for being this blunt, but if they can't take the truth about your sexuality and be cool with it, then ditch them. our boomer parents had all the time and resources to prepare for their old age. most of us can't do that because we are not part of that shitty boomer generation that literally stole everything from the following generations to live the lushest life while they made the earth borderline uninhabitable within 40 years and now vote for proto fascists everywhere in their twilight years because they are literally brainrotted/demented from lead poisoning.

Thanks for your blunt honesty man. Glad to know orher military kids on this forum who can relate in some level. I do wanna possibly move out to Oakland and really find my community wherever, that doesnt have dickish macho military and law enforcement heads always messing with me. Im from San Diego, and honestly even the hillcrest queers give off some weird anti-homeless energy and think theyre so entitled (mostly white gays imo). Maybe im being too judgy, but I used to hang out with lots of Queer non-skater poc queers and transitioning men in the area and they even felt the vibe too. Itís might have changed now, but I havenít really gone to hillcrest outside of restaurants I love there in a few years because of the weird vibes I possibly bring, or the rich doctor/really high educated gay men that are very anti-homeless and anti-mental health
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: caked on June 03, 2022, 02:33:28 PM
holy shit guys just realized nobody has wished this thread a happy pride month. I know it's been largely overtaken in the US by corporate opportunists, but it truly is a time for just us.

I don't think I've introduced myself here - I'm a lesbian skater in the midwest.

hope you all are well and I love you! keep being who you are and keep shredding!  8)
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: Justis on June 06, 2022, 09:28:03 PM
Yoo what part of the Midwest you in ?
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: caked on June 07, 2022, 04:00:31 PM
Yoo what part of the Midwest you in ?
Indianapolis :)
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: NotTheCars on June 10, 2022, 02:39:58 PM
(https://i.ibb.co/nbGqYQm/IMG-20220508-093205.jpg)
For any Pittsburgh area homies, we've got a really good event set for tomorrow!
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: Moses Clopton on June 14, 2022, 12:14:18 PM
nothing important to plug, just sayin happy pride if you celebrate and I hope everyone's doin good today. hope you grind somethin cool soon, gang
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: I-HATE-YOU on June 14, 2022, 01:51:53 PM
east coast non-binary/trans woman skater here-- i grapple w some of the sociopolitical implications of gender discourse and so i've never liked labels, but somewhere in that spectrum would be most accurate. i mostly just feel like gender is fake, but now that pronouns are going mainstream and i'm being asked more and more frequently to provide them, i feel like my hand is kinda being forced. idk if anyone else relates.

but yeah anyway new account just to post in this thread after years of occasional lurking, hello beautiful queers  :P

Serious question. How can you be ďnon binary transĒ? Doesnít non binary mean you do not identify as a gender? How can you be a trans male/female when you do not identify as either?
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: nothingnatural on June 14, 2022, 04:34:56 PM
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east coast non-binary/trans woman skater here-- i grapple w some of the sociopolitical implications of gender discourse and so i've never liked labels, but somewhere in that spectrum would be most accurate. i mostly just feel like gender is fake, but now that pronouns are going mainstream and i'm being asked more and more frequently to provide them, i feel like my hand is kinda being forced. idk if anyone else relates.

but yeah anyway new account just to post in this thread after years of occasional lurking, hello beautiful queers  :P
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Serious question. How can you be ďnon binary transĒ? Doesnít non binary mean you do not identify as a gender? How can you be a trans male/female when you do not identify as either?

serious answer: my personal experience is that
-the doctor marked my birth chart with a specific letter
-i have had a long and complicated relationship with gender
-i have lived life as a guy and as a woman but neither fit
-so i am transgender because i do not identify with what i was assigned at birth for a variety of reasons
-but i am also non-binary because my experience/identity/etc is not male or female but rather some sort of messy mix of all of that
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: Freelancevagrant on June 14, 2022, 07:56:40 PM
Happy Pride yíall. Nothing but love and solidarity!

Also, someone gnar @nothingnatural again for me?
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: Lou Strux on June 15, 2022, 12:16:41 AM
Happy Pride yíall. Nothing but love and solidarity!

Also, someone gnar @nothingnatural again for me?
It is my pleasure to have your back here.
And @nothingnatural you are so very gracious to accommodate such a blatant troll; bless you for doing what you can to open eyes & minds with kindness & patience.
Personally, I wouldnít have been nearly so genteel, but I see you & appreciate you.
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: nothingnatural on June 15, 2022, 11:07:54 AM
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Happy Pride yíall. Nothing but love and solidarity!

Also, someone gnar @nothingnatural again for me?
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It is my pleasure to have your back here.
And @nothingnatural you are so very gracious to accommodate such a blatant troll; bless you for doing what you can to open eyes & minds with kindness & patience.
Personally, I wouldnít have been nearly so genteel, but I see you & appreciate you.

thanks! i had serious doubts about that serious question, but i figured it was a Teachable Moment(tm) if not for the troll, then for someone who has similar experiences to my own but is having trouble articulating what they feel.
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: Made In China on June 15, 2022, 11:12:45 AM
I don't think I've posted in here yet, but now seems like a good time to. I'm a queer skater from California. Never really had a "coming out" moment since I come from a first-gen immigrant family with very culturally traditional values (i.e. very conservative), but I'm trying to be more honest and open about my identity. Happy pride to those who celebrate!
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: Miller92 on June 16, 2022, 02:09:39 PM
Happy PRIDE friends!!! Love this thread and love all of you!! 🏳️‍🌈
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: DaleSr on June 16, 2022, 03:52:59 PM
Happy pride ya'll. Solidarity and love
Title: Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
Post by: NotTheCars on June 21, 2022, 10:24:07 AM
Today marks 1 year on HRT for me! It's been a very hectic process but I genuinely love who I've become. Being involved in a local queer skate scene has really done wonders for me, and I'd encourage anyone here to do the same. If any of yinz are struggling with or being persecuted for your gender or sexuality, I promise it gets better. Love you all ❤❤❤