This year, there are a few ways to join this year for #InfiltratewithLove. It is FREE to join and start your fundraising page to help support The OUT Foundation's many programs and Black Trans Advocacy Coalition.
Gym Fundraising Teams
We are encouraging all of our amazing gyms to create a GYM TEAM for Pride. To create a GYM TEAM, the gym owner, manager, or a staff member will setup the team as Team Captain. Once the team is created, send your team link to your members to join your gym's team and fundraise together. Top (5) GYM FUNDRAISING teams will receive an OUTAthletics Pride Banner to hang proudly at the gym.
Community Fundraising Teams
Athletes can also create COMMUNITY TEAMS. If your gym doesn't have a team, you can setup your own COMMUNITY TEAM. Assign one person to be Team Captain and once the team is created, share the team link to the rest of the group so they can join. Top (3) COMMUNITY FUNDRAISING team will receive an OUTAthletics Pride Pack!
No team? No problem. Individual athletes can sign up for their own fundraising page! Just follow the link below. Top (3) INDIVIDUAL fundraisers will receive OUTAthletics Shop Gift Cards!
RISE UP! PRIDE T-Shirt
By raising $50 or more, you will receive our exclusive 2021 RISE UP! PRIDE T-Shirt. Alternatively, you can also buy the tee here.
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.
Glassman steps down amid backlash from gyms and affiliated organizations, paving the way for necessary systemic changes within CrossFit, Inc.
Every year during 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 “we are nothing without our community.” And that means more now than it ever has. The black and AAPI communities are disproportionately impacted by the endless harassment and taking of innocent lives by the hands of those in power, and we stand strong with them.
Last 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. The 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.
With 2021 comes a new era in CrossFit and inclusion in fitness. With new ownership and a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council in place to address the inequities in a sport we love so much, we have hope for the future but we know 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 and 100% of profits from our 2021 Pride T-shirt will be donated to Black Trans Advocacy Coalition.
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 by 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 OUTAthletics in 2013.