JUSTINE Lindsay puts her name in the NFL history books by becoming the first openly transgender cheerleader.
She will make her major league debut in the 2022 season.
Who Is Carolina Panthers Cheerleader Justine Lindsay?
Justine Lindsay is best known as a professional cheerleader for the Carolina Panthers and is also the host of the Keeping it Sweet podcast on Spotify.
In March 2022, Lindsay shocked the world and made history when she announced that she was the first openly transgender cheerleader in the NFL.
“Cats Out the Bag you consider the newest member of the Carolina Panthers TopCats Cheerleader @topcats to be the first transgender woman,” she wrote in an Instagram post.
“I want to thank the beautiful and talented dancers who have supported me along the way, alumni TopCats family and friends for their love and support. Without the support I would not have come to this moment in my life.”
She then thanked her coach and the organization.
Outside of her job, little information is available about Lindsay’s personal life.
What did Justine say about her new role in the NFL?
Shortly after the news broke, Lindsay sat down with BuzzFeed’s Paige Skinner and opened up about the experience, admitting she was nervous about the announcement because she was only out with her family.
“I was so scared,” Lindsay told BuzzFeed. “There are just things you can’t post.
“I just felt like posting it, no matter what reaction I get from everyone, it doesn’t matter,” she added. “And then my phone started exploding.”
“…I’m happy because I was able to break down that door and say to people, ‘Hey, we’re not just sexual beings,'” Lindsay continued.
“We’re real people who want to improve.” I felt like why not say to the world, ‘Hey, listen, that’s a great accomplishment.'”
TopCats director Chandalae Lanouette and the Panthers added that it was Lindsay’s skill that secured her spot.
“Members of the TopCats are hired based on their qualifications and skills,” the Panthers said in a statement to NPR.
“Our organization is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, color, disability, gender, sexual orientation or national origin. We wish all TopCats including Justine Lindsay an incredible season.”
When does the 2022 NFL season begin?
The NFL ended its 2021-22 season in February after the Los Angeles Rams became the new Super Bowl champion.
After a short season break, the players are back on the field in September.
The 2022/23 season is scheduled to start on September 8th and end on January 8th, 2022.
The Panthers’ season begins on September 11, 2022 with a game against the Cleveland Browns.
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