Carolina Panthers’ Justine Lindsay Becomes NFL’s First Openly Transgender Cheerleader

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Justine Lindsay made history last week after he earned his spot with the Carolina Panthers’ TopCats as the NFL’s first openly transgender cheerleader. Lindsay explained he initially worried that his announcement would bring negative and unwanted attention, but people on social media rallied around him and offered their support. Chandalae Lanouette, director for the TopCats team, said that Lindsay’s athletic prowess earned him a coveted spot on the Panthers’ cheerleading squad.