As we approach the anniversary of the historic Stonewall Rebellion, it is essential to acknowledge the pivotal role played by transgender women of color and their contributions to the LGBTQ rights movement. Inspired by CrossFit South Brooklyn, we invite you to join us in celebrating our LGBTQIA+ members and broader community.
Stonewall: A Catalyst for Change: The Stonewall Inn, located in Greenwich Village, New York City, holds a significant place in LGBTQ history. This historic event was marked by a series of spontaneous protests by the gay community in response to a police raid at the Stonewall Inn on June 28, 1969, and marked a turning point in the fight for LGBTQ rights. As the police became violent, patrons of the Stonewall Inn, along with those from other Village bars and neighborhood residents, bravely fought back. These riots are recognized as the watershed event that transformed the gay liberation movement and propelled the twentieth-century struggle for LGBT rights in the United States. While recognizing the historical significance of this rebellion, it is vital to shine a spotlight on the transgender women of color who played a central role in the events that unfolded.
Leading the charge were Sylvia Rivera and Marsha P. Johnson, two remarkable transgender activists who emerged as powerful leaders during the Stonewall Rebellion. Their unwavering dedication and fearlessness paved the way for progress in the fight against oppression and discrimination. We pay tribute to their legacy and recognize their pivotal contributions to the ongoing pursuit of equality and justice.
It’s in this spirit that Immersion Fitness will be honoring the LGBTQ community with a free workout on Saturday, June 24th at 9:00 am. (Inspired by CrossFit South Brooklyn🙂
AMRAP 30 Minutes:
6 Squat Cleans 135/95
6 Shoulder-to-Overheads 135/95
Can’t join us for the live event? Try this At-Home version:
AMRAP 30 Minutes:
6 Single-Arm Hang Cleans Right Arm
6 Single-Arm Hang Cleans Left Arm
28 Jumping Jacks
6 Single-Arm Press or Push Press Right Arm
6 Single-Arm Press or Push Press Left Arm
We kindly ask participants to consider making a donation to an LGBTQ+ organization of their choice. By supporting these organizations, we can contribute to the vital work being done to address the ongoing challenges faced by the transgender community and the broader LGBTQ+ community. Every contribution, no matter how small, helps create a more equitable and accepting world. Here are some great organizations to consider supporting:
Several years ago, Immersion Fitness adopted the below statement of inclusion and & anti-discrimination to our membership agreement. The importance of community is central to Immersion Fitness, which means creating a space where all members are truly welcomed, supported, and celebrated in their fitness and other life pursuits:
“Immersion Fitness strives to provide a positive and inclusive environment for all members… Hatred or discrimination of any kind on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity will not be tolerated.”
We hope you’ll celebrate with us!
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