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 and agitate 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.”
Every year on the final Sunday of Pride Month, gyms across the globe participate in #InfiltrateWithLove, a WOD celebrating inclusivity and support of the LGBTQ+ community and those marginalized because of how and who they love.
Part of The OUT Foundation's mission is to advocate for inclusion - not just mere tolerance - within the fitness community and this includes the CrossFit affiliations of gyms. We are proud to stand in solidarity with CrossFit, Inc and their support of our community.
Our goal is to get as many affiliates as possible to throw an #InfiltratewithLove WOD on June 30th to sweat with their community.
- Gather your fitness friends and get your gym on board!
- Sign your gym 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.
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.