I have searched for evidence of others in the skate community that do not just tolerate or welcome gay skaters, but who themselves are also attracted to those of their own gender. I have wondered which pro skaters might be like me, and I'd like to see images and stories of skaters I look up to that I can relate to in this way. I'm sure I'm not alone in this.

In my many searches for signs of gayness in the skate world I've found a couple of hopeful signs. Here are some links that you might find interesting

Out in the line up though it's surfing not skating
Sam McGuire
Tim Von Werne
Pigeon Skateboards of Scandinavia - Check out the Boy's Club blog entry

It's been a minute since I updated or added to this page, but it is long past time to acknowledge all the changes that have happened in and around skating since this page went up. This is not by any means a complete list of queer representation in skating, but I am so happy that it is no longer so hard to find. You probably found some or all of these sites on your own before you even found this site. Just in case you haven't, here's some radness for you to enjoy.

Skateboard companies


Stuff to read


Stuff to watch

Stay On Board
Brian Anderson on Being a Gay Professional Skateboarder
Yann Horowitz's Coming Out Day Story
A Roll of their Own (not specifically queer, but a vibe of more representation in skating)

Support and such

Ben Raemers Foundation