It was a delight to get to know DJ Moeejito better as we chatted and met up to work on this piece. They were very candid and open with me about their life and experiences. Their journey hasn’t been an easy one, but they have forged a new path and you get the sense when you talk to Moee, that they are older than their 27 years.
LGBTQ+ families are an indisputable and vital part of communities across the United States. In fact, recent data from the Family Equality Council suggests that as many as 3.7 million children are raised by LGBTQ+ parents and decades of research shows that children with LGBTQ+ parents grow up as happy, healthy and well-adjusted as their peers.
As I sat down with Chelsea Gray at Tailgate Social it was easy to see why she has found success in the WNBA. Her height and physique hint at her status as an elite athlete and leader, but it quickly becomes clear that she has the brains to back it up.
2022 saw the return of PRIDE Nights celebrated by nearly every major professional sports league in the nation. These celebrations have evolved over time to include varying degrees of community involvement and engagement.
Carl Nassib is a leader on and off the field during his first six NFL seasons, and he further elevated his social impact with a charitable announcement in June. Nassib, the first openly gay active player in NFL history, said in an Instagram post that he will match donations to The Trevor Project up to $100,000 in an effort that coincides with Pride Month.
LGBTQ representation in sports and media is at an all time high. As more athletes, coaches and fans continue to break the stigma and come OUT, we continue to see ourselves represented in the places where we have always existed. We are visible in locker rooms, on sidelines and in starting lineups.