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Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
« Reply #300 on: July 29, 2022, 03:12:47 PM »
The damage to my knee has been super isolating. I used to really enjoy meeting people and taking up space as a queer person at skate spots, parks, DIYs. Now I can't even work without knee pain and instability, much less skate. Who can relate?

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Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
« Reply #301 on: July 29, 2022, 03:52:46 PM »
The damage to my knee has been super isolating. I used to really enjoy meeting people and taking up space as a queer person at skate spots, parks, DIYs. Now I can't even work without knee pain and instability, much less skate. Who can relate?

i feel you. iím learning to accept the disability and chronic health concerns in my life but not being able to skate as queer skating has grown here in my city and in the broader sense has been heartbreaking and frustrating at times.

iíve found other ways to be involved, though. iíve solicited donations and assembled setups for giveaway events, iíve spoken about my experience as someone who started skating in 1987 to give a sense of history, and when i can i make it to sessions and events to support the next generation. itís not the same, but itís a good thing in its own way and a reminder that there are many roles to play in this big thing called skateboarding.

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Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
« Reply #302 on: August 03, 2022, 09:28:40 AM »
Do I know any of you cats on #skatetwitter?

Not asking you to connect your accounts here and there if ya don't want, I just seem to know more open lgbtq+ folks there since it's more visually based and the convos are a bit more fluid/fast on the app.

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Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
« Reply #303 on: August 03, 2022, 03:25:30 PM »
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Yoo what part of the Midwest you in ?
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Indianapolis :)
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Trans girl in Kokomo here, nice to here of other queer skateboarders in Indiana!

omg hi! I think I followed you on insta recently, you rip! I agree, nice to know we're not alone.

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Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
« Reply #304 on: August 09, 2022, 05:07:59 PM »
Do I know any of you cats on #skatetwitter?

Not asking you to connect your accounts here and there if ya don't want, I just seem to know more open lgbtq+ folks there since it's more visually based and the convos are a bit more fluid/fast on the app.
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Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
« Reply #305 on: August 09, 2022, 10:30:39 PM »
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Yoo what part of the Midwest you in ?
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Indianapolis :)
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Trans girl in Kokomo here, nice to here of other queer skateboarders in Indiana!
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omg hi! I think I followed you on insta recently, you rip! I agree, nice to know we're not alone.
DM me sometime, Iím trying to set up some queer skate meet ups in Indiana !

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Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
« Reply #306 on: August 18, 2022, 07:30:06 AM »
I love you queer skaters you ding dang babies rule :-*

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Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
« Reply #307 on: August 19, 2022, 01:37:37 PM »
I love you queer skaters you ding dang babies rule :-*
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Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
« Reply #308 on: August 19, 2022, 01:38:13 PM »
Anyone going to wheels of fortune in a couple weeks? I'd be very stoked to meet up with some pals :)
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Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
« Reply #309 on: August 22, 2022, 10:09:02 AM »
Anyone going to wheels of fortune in a couple weeks? I'd be very stoked to meet up with some pals :)

I wish! I seriously considered going but have a couple conflicts and not enough PTO from work. I never went to skate camp or anything as a kid so I'd love to do it as an adult. I'm envious, have a blast!

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Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
« Reply #310 on: September 19, 2022, 07:08:50 AM »
Just here to reiterate how hard Chandler ripped the bump to bar at the glory challenge in a full face of costume makeup. Legend.

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Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
« Reply #311 on: September 22, 2022, 10:08:20 AM »
Just here to reiterate how hard Chandler ripped the bump to bar at the glory challenge in a full face of costume makeup. Legend.

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Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
« Reply #312 on: September 22, 2022, 01:00:08 PM »
Just here to reiterate how hard Chandler ripped the bump to bar at the glory challenge in a full face of costume makeup. Legend.

With the fishnet top underneath his tee, iconic. What a king

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Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
« Reply #313 on: September 23, 2022, 04:15:47 AM »
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Just here to reiterate how hard Chandler ripped the bump to bar at the glory challenge in a full face of costume makeup. Legend.
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With the fishnet top underneath his tee, iconic. What a king

Seeing it in person was fucking mind-blowing. He did a few tricks in a row, all first try over the largest bump to bar. No one else landed more than one trick consecutively. Chandler deserves all the praise he gets and more.

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Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
« Reply #314 on: October 02, 2022, 10:48:46 PM »
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Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
« Reply #315 on: October 05, 2022, 09:08:59 AM »
Hey gang...just chiming in to say hello. Stoked on this thread. I am never here anymore but the new job doesn't monitor web traffic so...

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Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
« Reply #316 on: October 05, 2022, 12:04:52 PM »
Hey gang...just chiming in to say hello. Stoked on this thread. I am never here anymore but the new job doesn't monitor web traffic so...

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Kids don't know about kindness these days.

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Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
« Reply #317 on: October 05, 2022, 12:36:07 PM »
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Hey gang...just chiming in to say hello. Stoked on this thread. I am never here anymore but the new job doesn't monitor web traffic so...
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My liege, my Lord, my King.

Oh YOU! *blush*

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Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
« Reply #318 on: October 11, 2022, 11:40:46 AM »
happy national coming out day!

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Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
« Reply #319 on: October 12, 2022, 09:18:36 AM »
Oh damn! HNCOD!!! Thanks for the reminder goldfishboot.

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Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
« Reply #320 on: October 12, 2022, 09:50:08 AM »
euro there 2 video premiere dates posted up!

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Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
« Reply #321 on: October 13, 2022, 07:01:09 PM »
euro there 2 video premiere dates posted up!

https://www.instagram.com/p/CjlPoThp8Xg/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=

see ya at the dlx premiere!

This the same night Na-Kel is playing at Eliís in Oakland lol

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Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
« Reply #322 on: October 20, 2022, 10:47:01 PM »
euro there 2 video premiere dates posted up!

https://www.instagram.com/p/CjlPoThp8Xg/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=

see ya at the dlx premiere!
Very excited for this!!

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Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
« Reply #324 on: November 06, 2022, 07:14:15 PM »
 currently super bummed on skating my local because of all the homophobic/misogynistic/etc shit that i hear over there. the park by where i go to school isnt as bad, i havent heard anything crazy over there yet but im not holding out hope lol. i hate having to be on guard when im tryna enjoy my favorite hobby but alas

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Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
« Reply #325 on: November 07, 2022, 09:50:03 AM »
currently super bummed on skating my local because of all the homophobic/misogynistic/etc shit that i hear over there. the park by where i go to school isnt as bad, i havent heard anything crazy over there yet but im not holding out hope lol. i hate having to be on guard when im tryna enjoy my favorite hobby but alas

Yea it's so fucking garbage. The biggest shop in my city is run (or once was run) by some real bigots and that shit permeates the scene at large. There are only like 3 cishet guys that I still skate with since transitioning because I just don't feel like its worth the risk of casual misogyny, transphobia etc. If your area has queer skate groups they're a great place to meet people that are less terrible haha
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Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
« Reply #326 on: November 07, 2022, 12:41:13 PM »
The worst. I know some people can handle it or speak up about it and shut folks down, but I'm highly introverted (and insecure if I'm being honest) and basically just go to a place of being uncomfortable/bummed...and then I just don't ever go back.

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« Reply #327 on: November 08, 2022, 09:56:10 AM »
There is a gay couple that frequents my local (rollerskaters). It was recently their anniversary and they posted a progression video, in the comments they thanked me specifically for making them feel welcome at the park. Which really made me stoked, but also kinda caught me off guard because i've never really done anything other than just chat with them. Mostly surface level conversations. A couple times i've had to REGULATE some of the younger dudes saying some dumb shit (they all comply and feel dumb/embarrassed), but i didnt think the couple took notice of that stuff.

Any way, one of them started to take an interest in skateboarding recently so I've been giving him tips here and there. I hope his boyfriend picks it up too, that would be rad.

I also hosted a skate event at another park last weekend and a few members of the LGBT community DM'd me afterwards saying how much fun they had or that they felt safe or included. Again, this completely caught me off guard. I didn't make any special preparations for any gender/orientation at the event, but the feedback made me happy nonetheless.

Both of these things kinda made me realize how little you have to do in order to make LGBT people feel welcome. Basically you just talk to everyone the same and tell people to shut up people when they are being dumb. I really havent done anything aside from that lol.

Just wanted to share these things after reading other people's less positive stories, that shit sucks. But just know there are people out there that have your back. Also, i felt like this was the best place to share these things.

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Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
« Reply #328 on: November 08, 2022, 09:59:48 AM »
Kindness, particularly in a situation that feels threatening, is such a gift.

I know this might be a bit of a stretch, but for me it's not at all: when I came to SLAP and started posting openly about my sexuality, I was sort of caught off guard by the kindness that was extended to me by FAR more people than those who were hostile. Of course the hostility often gets the attention because it's hard to take, but I've discussed on here a ton about how awesome folks were.

I think in general more people are kind and good...but the nasty fuckers suck all the air out of the room and basically ruin it for everybody.

edit: lol I just got scolded by SLAP for trying to gnar you more than twice in a 24 hour period @IpathCats
Will gnar again someday soon!!!

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Re: queer skaters talking about queer shit
« Reply #329 on: November 08, 2022, 11:31:50 AM »
Kindness, particularly in a situation that feels threatening, is such a gift.

I know this might be a bit of a stretch, but for me it's not at all: when I came to SLAP and started posting openly about my sexuality, I was sort of caught off guard by the kindness that was extended to me by FAR more people than those who were hostile. Of course the hostility often gets the attention because it's hard to take, but I've discussed on here a ton about how awesome folks were.

I think in general more people are kind and good...but the nasty fuckers suck all the air out of the room and basically ruin it for everybody.

edit: lol I just got scolded by SLAP for trying to gnar you more than twice in a 24 hour period @IpathCats
Will gnar again someday soon!!!

No worries man, thanks anyways.