BA won our [skaters'] hearts before there was ever a coming out, and maybe that was part of his plan. Now that such a revered figure in skateboarding has made an appearance as openly gay, I hope that it will be easier for other skateboarders to be themselves at an earlier age. Brian is 40 years old and just came out to the world, but skateboarders of the future should be able to grow and develop as human beings WHILE being honest with themselves and others, and this might be a huge step forward.
Skateboarding culture has been known to be somewhat homophobic or hetero male dominated, but so much of our world also is. This isn't the first milestone, but its near the beginning. With the correct momentum, this could be a major shift in a culture that is quickly becoming "cooler" and more influential than ever. And most of all, RESPECT to Brian Anderson (@nolimitsoldier) for being true to himself and coming out in a way that could make a large impact.
- 7Ply Epic