Women’s skateboarding is getting LGBTQ+ folk on board with watching the Olympics, and we are here for it!
TikTok has been flooded with videos of lesbians and other LGBTQ+ folks in awe of Women’s Skateboarding in the ceremony. One commenter on a video compilation of Dutch Skateboarder Roos Zwetsloot said “Maybe I will start watching the Olympics” with the creator of the TikTok just responding “Women”.
#womensskateboarding #skateboardingolympics #fyp
The hashtag #womensskateboarding has 1.3M views, with plenty of those views coming from queer people thirsting over the Olympic skaters.
#fyp #foryou #skating #skateboard #olympic #olympics2021 #tokyo #tokyoolympics #2021 #womensskateboarding
The top TikTok under the hashtag has 73.5K likes and counting. The caption on the TikTok reads “Me whenever women’s Olympic skating comes on.”
#olympics #womensskateboarding #skateboardingolympics #goodforthem
One TikTok under the hashtag shows a person saying “With all peace and love, I didn’t know the Olympics were happening. I just thought the skateboarding team got a TikTok and all the lesbians started going wild.”
#womensskateboarding #olympicskateboarding #olympics2021
Another TikToker shares the joke; “I’m an American for the US Women’s Skateboarding team ONLY.”
#greenscreen hello, I’m in love #usa #usolympics #olympics #tokyoolympics #womensskateboarding #lgtbq?️? #iminlove #teamusa #skateboarding
Some of the jokes on the social media site had slightly more political leanings, as one commenter shared, “lesbians’ hatred for America leaving when they realize there’s a women’s Olympic skateboard team.”
Reply to @dgriff20 and their uniforms are SO GOOD! ? #lgbtq #lesbian #gay #olympics #skateboarding #fyp
Women’s Skateboarding in the Olympics has been trending not only on TikTok, but also in the media after it was reported that American non-binary skateboarder Alana Smith, who uses They/Them pronouns was repeatedly misgendered in the coverage of their Olympic journey.
In an Instagram post on Tuesday, Smith wrote that:
“My goal coming into this was to be happy and be a visual representation for humans like me. For the first time in my entire life, Im proud of the person I’ve worked to become. I chose my happiness over medaling.”
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This has been a strong Olympic year for queer representation with the largest amount of openly LGBTQ+ competitors ever.
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