'Maybe I will start watching the Olympics': Women's Skateboarding is getting the queer community on board

The newly introduced Olympic sport is proving to be a huge hit with the LGBTQ+ community on TikTok.

A woman skateboarding in an Olympic stadium

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”. 

@myswagsalad

#womensskateboarding #skateboardingolympics #fyp

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The hashtag #womensskateboarding has 1.3M views, with plenty of those views coming from queer people thirsting over the Olympic skaters. 

@aquariusbadb

#fyp #foryou #skating #skateboard #olympic #olympics2021 #tokyo #tokyoolympics #2021 #womensskateboarding

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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.”

@jaywalking.queen

#olympics #womensskateboarding #skateboardingolympics #goodforthem

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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.” 

@itscondie

#womensskateboarding #olympicskateboarding #olympics2021

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Another TikToker shares the joke; “I’m an American for the US Women’s Skateboarding team ONLY.” 

@marasbadday

#greenscreen hello, I’m in love #usa #usolympics #olympics #tokyoolympics #womensskateboarding #lgtbq🏳️‍🌈 #iminlove #teamusa #skateboarding

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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.”

@juliahandra0

Reply to @dgriff20 and their uniforms are SO GOOD! 🛹 #lgbtq #lesbian #gay #olympics #skateboarding #fyp

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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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