Pride month 2021 is only a few days young, but the celebratory and freeing nature June presents for LGBTQ folks delivered an immediate impact within LGBTQ pro wrestling circles.
A still-growing number of pro wrestlers came out publicly for the first time in the first two days of Pride month, representing a diverse collection of LGBTQ identities in the process.
Here is every pro wrestler (to our current knowledge) that pulled up a chair to the LGBTQ family’s dinner table:
This is without a doubt the scariest thing I’ve ever done, but the thought of continuing on like I have for so long is even scarier. It’s time I take charge of my own life.
Happy Pride everyone ️ pic.twitter.com/y7bHrYJfPp
— DangerKid (@iamtheDangerKid) June 1, 2021
One half of the celebrated tag team Maine State Posse (MSP), Danger Kid announced they identify as pansexual, non-binary and genderfluid in a soul-baring statement Tuesday. “To reach my full potential and maximize my happiness I need to free myself from the hold society has had on me all these years,” they said.
Danger Kid’s statement comes a few months after their tag team partner, Aiden Aggro, came out as pansexual. The two are staples in promotions throughout the northeast U.S. and are set to wrestle at No Peace Underground’s Fear The Gay Agenda event on June 11.
PANDRA MOONE ️
I wanted to let you all know that I have finally decided to come out as pansexual.
not limited in sexual choice with regard to biological sex, gender, or gender identity.
I have felt this way for a few years, and figured it was time to address it pic.twitter.com/PgslYgObre
— M NE #S4TB (@SandraMoonepie) June 3, 2021
The Party Hard Party Monster champion and Paradigm Pro Wrestling regular came out as pansexual on Wednesday. “I have felt this way for a few years, and figured it was time to address it,” Moone said.
Moone regularly wrestles alongside her Simp For The Business squadmates in Versus Pro Wrestling, FSW Vegas, Paradigm Pro Wrestling and has appeared for Hoodslam in the past as well.
I’ve been back and forth on this since high school, but over the years I’ve come to know a lot of folks that have shown me that it is okay to accept and be proud of who you are. I want my little girl to grow up unafraid to express herself, that means I need to be as well. #PRIDE pic.twitter.com/VREjGzwpCj
— The Unbelievable (@ThisIsJAIDEN) June 1, 2021
“The Savior of Rose City” brought some PDX flare to the affair when he came out as bisexual Tuesday in a tweet reflecting on how to be an example to his unborn daughter.
“I’ve been back and forth on this since high school, but over the years I’ve come to know a lot of folks that have shown me that it is okay to accept and be proud of who you are,” Jaiden said. “I want my little girl to grow up unafraid to express herself, that means I need to be as well.”
Jaiden regularly appears for Without a Cause, Paradigm Pro Wrestling and DOA Pro Wrestling, where he is a former DOA Pure champion.
The self-professed “Queenpin” came out as bisexual Tuesday with a “love is love” proclamation attached. The statement was her first mention of her LGBTQ identity.
“I haven’t come out to anybody, even my family,” Perez wrote.
A growing staple in multiple promotions in Florida and Georgia, Perez has racked up multiple appearances on All Elite Wrestling programming in the past year.
The grappler also known as Glitch came out as pansexual and heteroromantic by posting a combination of the the two Pride flags on Twitter Tuesday. The ten-year wrestling veteran has made his name in recent years throughout the Ohio Valley with appearances in IWA: Mid-South, New Wave Pro and Paradigm Pro Wrestling where he has been a key figure in the No Hook series.
“The Strange and Unusual” Eris Spiral came out as bisexual Tuesday while celebrating coming out to her family as well.
“After many years I finally came out to my family,” Spiral said. Spiral has stepped into the ring for multiple promotions in New Jersey including Locked Target Wrestling where she currently reigns as the LTW Women’s champion.
Still young in his career, Cashew came out as LGBTQ Tuesday, stating that he doesn’t identify as any specific sexual orientation.
“My label is fluid. There have been times I’ve identified as gay, bi, pan, ace, and others,” he said. “Today I am proud to stand together with everyone out there who is some shade of rainbow.”
Cashew credited his home promotion, Chaotic Wrestling, as helping him feel comfortable expressing his identity openly.
Grogan Ardizzoni/Blaze Bazuco
In the ring, they are known as Blaze Bazuco, but Ardizzoni also contributes their graphic design skills to the wrestling world. No matter the name, they made a statement by coming out as pansexual and genderfluid Tuesday. They may have done so quietly, but the Northeast Championship Wrestling regular definitely got some attention.
Look what came in the mail today!
And no better time than now to come out as bisexual! Growing up in a very small conservative town I was always worried to come out in fear of exiled from my community, but wrestling has helped me overcome that.
Thank you all #pride pic.twitter.com/hMgWJNpR4G
— Cameron Saturn (@SaturnCameron) June 2, 2021
Just days after making his debut with New Wave Pro, Saturn came out as bisexual on Wednesday, pointing to wrestling as a factor in empowering him to live his truth. “Growing up in a very small conservative town I was always worried to come out in fear of [being] exiled from my community, but wrestling has helped me overcome that,” Saturn wrote.
Outsports congratulates all of these pro wrestlers for expressing their pride and power by proving courage is contagious.