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Ninjas celebrate Pride Month & create Queer Ninjas Unite

The Ninja community is known for being welcoming of everyone!

Pride Month is celebrated every June, in honor of the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan. What was once a single day has turned into an entire month of events, parades, parties, and concerts. 2020 is also the 50th anniversary of the first Gay Pride Parade that was held in NYC on June 28, 1970.

The Ninja community is known for being welcoming of everyone, no matter who you are or where you are from, so it wasn’t surprising to see the creation of an Instagram account supporting LGBT+ Ninjas and allies.

Queer Ninjas Unite’s first Instagram post popped up on June 17.

Ninja Casey Rothschild (the youngest female Ninja to ever hit a buzzer on American Ninja Warrior) created the Instagram account, as well as a private Facebook page. She is the Board President of Neighborhood Ninjas, a “501c3 creating access, connection & resilience for kids who are in foster care & low income.”

Throughout the month, Neighborhood Ninjas has been highlighting members of the community about what pride means to them and hosted a talk about racism in the LGBTQIA+ community. The quotes are part of an effort to “increase access and representation for minorities in Ninja Warrior, including but not limited to, LGBT+ individuals.”

Queer Ninjas Unite is a supportive space for both those that identify as LGBT+ and allies, offering inspirational posts from Ninjas, informational posts about topics like what the letters stand for, why pronouns are important, and what terms like “nonbinary” and “asexual” mean.

Follow them on Instagram or DM Casey or @QueerNinjasUnite for access to the private Facebook group.