“Don’t Be An A**hole Tour” to Focus on Inclusion in the Fitness Community Ahead of 2019 CrossFit Games

In August of 2018, Greg Glassman, CrossFit Founder and CEO, made the announcement alongside The OUT Foundation that transgender athletes would be allowed to compete in the 2019 CrossFit Games in the gender category of which they identify.

As part of our mission, The OUT Foundation is embarking on a nationwide town hall tour dubbed the “Don’t Be An A**hole, Transgender Education Tour” to serve the greater CrossFit, fitness, and general business community on best practices for ensuring fitness facilities are a safe space for transgender and gender non-conforming athletes.

“We are grateful to be able to provide this education and hope it allows us to get one step closer to equality and inclusion in fitness,” said Will Lanier, Executive Director of The OUT Foundation. “We believe – and are hopeful – that this hard-fought acceptance of LGBTQ+ individuals in CrossFit will translate into gym owners seeing an influx of members who are transgender or gender non-confirming. With that in mind, our advocacy is continuing to help spread this news and educate members of the fitness community about what true inclusivity in sport means.”

The goal of this tour is to provide easy access to education and to answer burning questions about what it means to be trans in fitness. These town halls will take place in gyms across the country, will be about an hour long, and will be hosted by a team of transgender athletes, coaches and gym owners, and allies of the transgender and gender non-conforming 

These free sessions will be engaging and enlightening. Attendees will leave with educational materials they can bring back to their facilities to help make them more safe and inclusive.

The “Don’t Be An A**hole Tour” kicks off on January 11th in New York City.  Registration for this and the other eleven cities on the tour is available now at iamout.org/tour. Registration is free!

Full Tour Schedule:

  • January 11 – NYC
  • January 12 – Washington, D.C.
  • January 18 – New Orleans, LA
  • January 20 – Miami, FL (as part of Wodapalooza)
  • January 25 – Denver, CO
  • January 27 – Salt Lake City, UT
  • February 1 – Austin, TX
  • February 8 – Nashville, TN
  • February 10 – Seattle, WA
  • February 15 – Durham, NC
  • February 16 – Atlanta, GA
  • February 17 – San Francisco, CA