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Trans girl kicked out of her home is welcomed onto high school cheerleading squad
A high school in California is welcoming its first transgender cheerleader after she was rejected by her mother.

Anry Fuentes made history recently as the first transgender cheerleader at Denair High School in California. 

Fuentes hasn’t had it easy since she came out as trans; her mom even kicked her out (Fuentes seems to say she’s working on their relationship, but doesn’t give much more information than that). But her school community has rallied around her, raised money to buy her cheer uniform, and continues to support her as her whole self. 

Aaron Rosander, the school district superintendent told the station Denair values its students. “We’ve dealt with Anry like we’ve dealt with all students: we welcome them all, we support all the kids on their journey through life,” he said. […]

While coming out to her classmates was difficult, Fuentes said it was easier than the alternative. “It’s so much harder to hide than to come out and be yourself,” she told a reporter. “Like, I found it really hard to, like, say the words you know … them actually coming out of my mouth, but once they’re out, they’re out. That’s it.”

Milestones left and right. Congrats and best of luck, Anry. 

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PLEASE REBLOG TO FIND MY EX. HES BEEN MISSING SINCE SUNDAY MORNING. HE DRIVES A 2007 HUNDAY TIBURON. ON HIS WAY TO PLANO. CALL 903-583-2143!!! Plano, TEXAS. IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION ABOUT THE NICK CAPEHART CALL THE NUMBER LISTED ABOVE OR THE NUMBER IN THE PICTURES. PLEASE FIND HIM. HELP. PRAY. WE JUST WANT HIM HOME SAFE

Update: he passed August 4th, 2015.
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Transgender teen overcomes obstacles to fulfill dream of becoming cheerleader at high school

I wanted to share this story because reading about Phoebe’s experience and how her squad and teammates have grown in their support of her overtime will hopefully help other transgender teens. -Ryan

(via Transgender teen overcomes obstacles to fulfil dream of becoming cheerleader at high school - Caters News Agency)

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THIS IS SO COOL

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University of Kentucky Cheerleading at UCA College Nationals

Cheer Vs. Guard

Cheer: 

Originally posted by jazmineraine13

They dance, sometimes they throw people, they shake pom poms, they try to make the crowd excited, they’re flexible, they can tumble, and they compete.


Guard:

Originally posted by ancora-love--colorguardgifs

They dance, they toss flags, rifles, sabres, air blades, props, and sometimes people, they spin flags, rifles, sabres, air blades, and props, sometimes they shake pom poms in the stands, they try to make the crowd excited, most of them are flexible, most of them can tumble, and they compete.

Would somebody please tell me why cheerleading is considered a sport, and color/winter guard isn’t!?