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NFL Hires First Transgender Cheerleader

The National Football League hired its first openly transgender cheerleader, 29-year-old Justine Lindsay.

Lindsay came out as trans when she announced on Instagram that she was joining the cheerleading squad for the Carolina Panthers’ TopCats.

“This is big,” she told BuzzFeed News. “I think more people need to see this. It’s not because I want recognition. It’s just to shed light on what’s going on in the world.”

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