An Indianapolis CrossFit gym cancelled a PRIDE event citing “the directors and owners of [the gym] value health and wellness and they believe that this [pride] event does not.”
OUTWOD and The OUT Foundation were in contact with employees of CrossFit Infiltrate to provide support and advocacy for their community who had hoped to celebrate pride and inclusivity.
In response to anti-LGBTQ statements from high-level CrossFit employee, OUTWOD and The OUT Foundation used our platform to directly advocate for CrossFit, Inc. to take a stand and publicly support LGBTQ+ CrossFitters everywhere.
CrossFit, Inc released a statement fully supporting the LGBTQ+ community stating “CrossFit is a diverse community in every way and that’s what makes us strong. No matter who you are, how you’re built, what you believe, or who or how you love–we are proud of you.”
The OUT Foundation joins athletes and affiliates calling from gyms across the world to speak out about the silence from CrossFit and the comments from Founder, Greg Glassman.
Every year on the final Sunday of Pride Month, athletes across the globe participate in #InfiltrateWithLove, a workout celebrating inclusivity and support of the LGBTQ+ community and those marginalized because of how and who they love.
One of our tenets is that “we are nothing without our community.” And that means more now than it ever has. The black community has been impacted by the endless slaying of innocent lives by the hands of those in power and we stand with them.
This June, we called on CrossFit HQ to take a stand with us in support of the black community just as it publicly stood with the LGBTQ+ community in 2018. But the recent inflammatory comments from CrossFit Founder Greg Glassman showed that CrossFit HQ’s hard-fought acceptance of the LGBTQ+ community did not translate into a more inclusive environment for ALL athletes, and there is still so much work that must be done to rid the fitness community of prejudice.
Racism must end.
Discrimination must be addressed.
This year, a portion of proceeds raised for our "Infiltrate with Love" campaign will be donated to the National Black Justice Coalition.
Our goal is to get as many people as possible to throw an #InfiltratewithLove WOD on June 28th to sweat with their community.
- Gather your fitness friends and get your gym on board!
- Sign up below!
- Donate so we can continue to fight for inclusion in fitness.
- Share your page with your Facebook, Twitter and Insta-friends!
- #sweatforacause with OUTWOD's "Stonewall" Workout
In the early hours of June 28, 1969, New York City police raided the Stonewall Inn, a gay club located in Greenwich Village in New York City.
Led be queer people of color, the raid sparked a riot among bar patrons and
neighborhood residents as police roughly hauled employees and patrons out of the bar, leading to six days of protests and violent clashes with law enforcement outside the bar on Christopher Street, in neighboring streets and in nearby Christopher Park.
The Stonewall Riots served as a catalyst for the gay rights movement in the United States and around the world.
Special thanks to David Osario, owner of CrossFit South Brooklyn for creating this WOD for OUTWOD in 2013.
READY TO #INFILTRATE?
Create your fundraising page below, share your page and raise at least $50 to receive an OUTWOD Pride 2020 T-Shirt. Raise $100 and get an OUTWOD Pride 2020 T-Shirt and our Rise Up T-Shirt!
You can also create a Fundraising Team for your gym or group of friends! Fitness and fundraising is always more fun with friends!
Then...you can do the workout with your gym (if open), with friends and gym buddies, AND we will be hosting a Zoom workout for everyone to do "Stonewall" on Sunday, June 28th at 10am EST. Create your fundraising page to get the Zoom invitation.